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Old 06-16-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default People who get "stuck" in the intersection during a red light.

These people never cease to amaze me.

You're going home during rush hour traffic (bumper to bumper) and you approach a stoplight. Now there's not enough room for you to make it through the intersection, so you sit and wait patiently for the traffic to advance. Common sense right?? Apparently not.

I still cannot understand why people just go forward anyway and then get stuck in the intersection with no where to go when the light turns. People honk horns at you and flick you off and everything. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS???

Just last Friday, some dumb [freak]ing woman on her cell phone did this. It was bad. Like the two cars ahead of her shouldn't have been in the intersection (they were blocking it), so you can obviously tell how far out she was. The crossing traffic had the right of way and began to make their turns around this woman, all while yelling various obscenities. Eventually the other two cars pull up, leaving this woman in her own little "island" in the intersection.

So what does she do???

SHE TRIES TO DRIVE OUT OF THE INTERSECTION WHILE THE OTHER CARS ARE TURNING AROUND HER. How dumb can you be? She was so obsessed with getting out of the intersection that she completely forgot to pay attention to the crossing traffic and damn near smashed into a truck. It was quite a scene, all of us at the light were laughing and all the crossing traffic yelling various degrading remarks...

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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I usually pretend like im about to hit them to scare them lolz
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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shoulda stayed in the kitchen

no but in all honesty i know exactly what you are talking about. its really annoying and it blocks up all the traffic plus it makes for a dangerous situation for on coming traffic. if someone is not paying attention, thats a guaranteed fail right there.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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I usually pretend like im about to hit them to scare them lolz
That or I just hold down my horn until they move. If there in the intersection for 5 minutes they get 5 minutes of horn.
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Its called "blocking the box" and its illegal in most larger cities. I see it daily and I hate it.

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That or I just hold down my horn until they move. If there in the intersection for 5 minutes they get 5 minutes of horn.
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These are the same people that drive in the hazard lane and then cut in front of everyone.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #7
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I just drive up right next to them and lay on the horn the whole time they block the box.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #8
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Its called "blocking the box" and its illegal in most larger cities. I see it daily and I hate it.

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I know here, if you're caught in the middle of an intersection on red, you've run a red light
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:17 PM   #9
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or the people who have the, "yield on green" so they pull out in the middle of the intersection to wait for traffic and then the light turns red. those people never cease to **** me off. ive even seen cops do it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:19 PM   #10
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Yeah it's super gay. In my area it happens a lot during morning rush hour on the freeway on ramp. Once a year cops just park their cars on the side of the on ramp and hand out tickets to people that do it. It's crazy how many people dont pay attention and get tickets that day.

Also I would expect someone one that was blocking traffic to move as soon as they can get out of the way. I wouldn't expect the driver to sit in the middle of the intersection as an island.
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The crazy hardcore NYC drivers?
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:21 PM   #12
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I can't stand when you can see that there will be enough room for you to advance, you start to move and then some assphat decides to let a couple of cars turn from an intersection, causing you to get stuck.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #13
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFqSUxGdVtA

and this came up also, had nothing to do with the topic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g32Z...eature=related
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:24 PM   #14
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or the people who have the, "yield on green" so they pull out in the middle of the intersection to wait for traffic and then the light turns red. those people never cease to **** me off. ive even seen cops do it.
Yeah, I call those creepers. If I'm headed in the opposite direction, and my yield is clear, I will make them get out of my way if they're in it... by various means.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:28 PM   #15
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Also I would expect someone one that was blocking traffic to move as soon as they can get out of the way. I wouldn't expect the driver to sit in the middle of the intersection as an island.
True, but at that point you have lost the right of way. If traffic was operating in a continuous motion around this woman, then she shouldn't try to fight through it and cause an accident.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:29 PM   #16
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or the people who have the, "yield on green" so they pull out in the middle of the intersection to wait for traffic and then the light turns red. those people never cease to **** me off. ive even seen cops do it.
haha i do this all the time. I dont give a ****.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:30 PM   #17
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True, but at that point you have lost the right of way. If traffic was operating in a continuous motion around this woman, then she shouldn't try to fight through it and cause an accident.
You technically HAVEN'T lost the right of way and have become an obstruction. Safety (moving the obstruction) trumps the right of way at that point.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:53 PM   #18
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or the people who have the, "yield on green" so they pull out in the middle of the intersection to wait for traffic and then the light turns red. those people never cease to **** me off. ive even seen cops do it.
Are you talking about a left hand turn or something? I don't get it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:14 PM   #19
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haha i do this all the time. I dont give a ****.


i also hate people that creep on the red lights and when it finally turns green they are slow as ****. i figure, if they're creepin as much as they do they are in a hurry... apparently not
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or the people who have the, "yield on green" so they pull out in the middle of the intersection to wait for traffic and then the light turns red. those people never cease to **** me off. ive even seen cops do it.
Are you talking about a turning lane??...That's what was taught in Drivers Ed, and its legal.
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Are you talking about a turning lane??...That's what was taught in Drivers Ed, and its legal.
That's what I'm saying. I hate the people that don't get out into the intersection because then you are stuck behind them even longer because they didn't turn when the light turned yellow. Morons
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Are you talking about a turning lane??...That's what was taught in Drivers Ed, and its legal.
It is not in any way, shape, or form legal for your happy *** to still be sitting there in the middle of the intersection when the light turns red, and, ergo, to make a quick left turn from the middle of the intersection, which is where it leads to half the time.
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It is not in any way, shape, or form legal for your happy *** to still be sitting there in the middle of the intersection when the light turns red, and, ergo, to make a quick left turn from the middle of the intersection, which is where it leads to half the time.
Yes it is. If you are waiting to make a left turn.
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if you are in the intersection when the light turns red its totally legal. its a matter of other drivers not being dicks and honking at you when they have to sit for an extra 2 seconds

i'm the nicest driver ever. i'm the kind of guy you are hoping is sitting at the green light waiting for you
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Yes it is. If you are waiting to make a left turn.
How is it legal to obstruct the flow of traffic?
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