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in east cambridge, riding down 3rd street... [Mar. 9th, 2006|09:34 am]
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a man in a minivan blatantly pulled in front of me from a side street. he disregarded his stop sign and the traffic (me). i couldn't stop in time but yelled "hey" as i started to swerve right, towards his back-left corner. his window was open, and i saw his face as he responded with contempt, "hey what!?". i should have slammed into him. the police station was one block away, and there were many witnesses. instead, i bumped his rear corner and watched his enraged expression as i rode away.

i firmly believe that one's IQ is inversely proportionate to the size of the vehicle they are driving. (possibly excluding some commercial drivers)

[User Picture]From: kpht
2006-03-09 02:48 pm (UTC)
i find that especially true with SUVs and gigantic pickups. DOOD LOOK AT MY HUGE TRUCK I AM MORE MACHO THAN YOU!

usually, though, minivan drivers aren't subject to that. i have come across very many minivan drivers who are just blatantly stupid and not paying attention at all.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-03-09 02:59 pm (UTC)
right, i've felt the "of course i have right-of-way" indignance in the past when i've driven a large vehicle. your brain just isn't as concerned about safety since you're so comfortable and "in control" of your environment.

i think all large vehicle drivers should have special licenses just like commercial drivers do. they have a more potentially dangerous vehicle under them than standard, smaller vehicles.
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[User Picture]From: kpht
2006-03-09 03:13 pm (UTC)
i've always thought any SUV and pickup larger than a ranger or s-10 should be forced to pay for a commercial plate and be subject to higher taxes. and anyone that can prove they use the car for their own business can be exempted.
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[User Picture]From: mentiroso
2006-05-16 04:21 am (UTC)
it would probably get more fuel-efficient cars on the road, too.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2006-03-09 03:16 pm (UTC)
bah, east cambridge sucks.
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