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Old 05-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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What traffic maneuver do you hate the most?

For me, it's unprotected left turns on a busy arterial road. Sitting in the center turn lane inbetween 4 lanes of traffic going by at 40-60mph. Even the protected left turns are worrisome. I just hate waiting to make a left off any busy road.

2nd would be making a right turn off a busy road with relative high speeds and no shoulder. You're just praying that the car behind you sees your blinker/hand signal and brake light. Because of this, I tend to take these right turns as fast as I can with some margin for error. Is it better to slow down slowly and have the car get close up on you as you decelerate for the turn, or keep the distance and slow quickly right as you get to the turn?
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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That whole hook turn thing that has suddenly become popular for some reason. If you are in a car, you don't need to go left before hooking a right like a semi does (actually, semis hook AFTER a turn). When an idiot in front of me starts turning left without a blinker, I think they are going left (i.e. changing lanes) when they suddenly hook and turn right. Frustrating as hell!
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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I avoid any unprotected turning/stopping like the plague. I'll find another place to turn or safer place to stop if I don't like where the original turn is gonna happen. I usually am riding the bike for fun and do not have an agenda, so taking a 1 minute detour for a safer turn is not a big deal. Thankfully those situations are rare around here.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:16 PM   #4
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That whole hook turn thing that has suddenly become popular for some reason. If you are in a car, you don't need to go left before hooking a right like a semi does (actually, semis hook AFTER a turn). When an idiot in front of me starts turning left without a blinker, I think they are going left (i.e. changing lanes) when they suddenly hook and turn right. Frustrating as hell!
FUCK this pisses me off too. WHy the hell are people doing this shit? I've nearly been hit several times by people slowing in left turn lanes to turn left, who drift so far right before the left turn that they come out of the turn lane and back into the traffic lane by a good couple of feet.

My contribution to the thread are people who turn right into the right lane RIGHT NEXT TO YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOING 50 MPH. Taking a big chance that traffic isn't going to change lanes, etc.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:23 PM   #5
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backing up.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:13 PM   #7
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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FUCK this pisses me off too. WHy the hell are people doing this shit? I've nearly been hit several times by people slowing in left turn lanes to turn left, who drift so far right before the left turn that they come out of the turn lane and back into the traffic lane by a good couple of feet.

My contribution to the thread are people who turn right into the right lane RIGHT NEXT TO YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOING 50 MPH. Taking a big chance that traffic isn't going to change lanes, etc.
Yeah I see people doing it in Compact Cars WTF!. Maybe they learned to drive at the local Truck driving school.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:57 PM   #9
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Yeah I see people doing it in Compact Cars WTF!. Maybe they learned to drive at the local Truck driving school.
I don't believe they ever "learned" to drive.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:12 PM   #10
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Yeah I see people doing it in Compact Cars WTF!. Maybe they learned to drive at the local Truck driving school.
They are trying to counter-steer...
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:14 PM   #11
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4 way intersections with stop signs.

There's always a car that gets there way before me but will wait until I get to the stop sign then just look at me with an expression of omg what do I do now, I don't know who has the right away!

You did you dummy, for the last 5 mins!

I've never understood why people make an intersection like that so complicated.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:51 PM   #12
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Dealing with cagers who make left turns from the furthest right lanes.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:00 PM   #13
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:13 PM   #14
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:55 PM   #15
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Riding in dense traffic where you have to follow the car in front of you closely even though you can't see in front of it.
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