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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby dirtybiker » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:30 am

Ya, when you can see the death grip and the glowing white knuckles it's
a good 'tell'

Stay clear, get past, or back er down
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby GordonH » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:31 am

Driving is all about paying attention. Many areas multitasking is a huge plus, driving is not one of them.... again paying attention to what you are doing as well those around you are doing.

key is arriving at your destination alive & in 1 piece, along with everyone else on the roads.

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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby What_the » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:46 am

Jflem1983 wrote:

Signal light on for a mile is either on the phone or old . Not such a big deal .

Sure, square it up that way. My car has a dial for twilight. And *bleep*, the ambulance didn't dawn on me until he was right in my arse. Stereo at high decibels as a youngster.

Again, not buying that b.s. we've all done it. Liar if not saying so.

(Not riding you jflem, just calling it how i see it)
Would so rather be over educated that a knuckle dragging Neanderthal bereft of critical thought and imagination. Although in the case of Neanderthals, that's quite the insult.
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby What_the » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:48 am

dirtybiker wrote:Big floppy hats or cowboy hats = less vision.

Buicks.

Any vehicle that just does not seem to have an undamaged spot.

Airport shuttle vans.

Food delivery vehicles.

Non-B.C. Plated vehicles

Rental vehicles. X5 if an RV.

Laughing my arse off. Dirty is on to something...
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby dirtybiker » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:51 am

What_the wrote:Stereo at high decibels as a youngster.


I'm gaining ground on "old fart" status yet,
Streetheart, Under My Thumb"
Ted Nugent "Stranglehold"

Still gets the speakers poppin' in my rides.
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby jimmy4321 » Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:56 am

Quebec Plates
Filled to capacity cars, passengers or junk.

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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby What_the » Jul 23rd, 2017, 11:02 am

TylerM4 wrote:
What_the wrote:Ya sorry, Ty, your list is mostly bs. You're actually coming here and saying you've never left your blinker on?. Not buying it, at all. If you haven't, you will. You must be not much older than the new driver you were talking to, and if you are, learned not much.

Sorry, you brought this up


A little sensitive are you? I hope you don't do these things often.

Where did I imply that I've never done these things? I'll also admit that when I have, I've been distracted or in the case of not driving in the center of the lane - I've been driving a vehicle I'm not yet comfortable with.

Be comfortable with admitting your mistakes. Nobody is perfect.

Sensitive? No. I'm a :cuss: up.
Don't have a perfect insurance record and the ministry wanted to pull my licence. Many years ago mind you. But I've learned from those experiences in my advanced years of 44;) ; full licence after 16, And experience is one in hand rather than two in the Bush. Took me a while to get that quip.

Yet I still get schooled by those older than me (dammit, not old , but my joints say otherwise)

Thats what I'm seeing in this post... two in the Bush. Sorry man, I've read your posts and seem stand up. Not trying to be a prick, calls em how I see em. :130:
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby What_the » Jul 23rd, 2017, 11:05 am

Ahh :cuss:
Can't be bothered to fix my quote. One is intelligent enough to figure it out, or not.
Stupid 4 inch phone lol
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby What_the » Jul 23rd, 2017, 11:11 am

dirtybiker wrote:
What_the wrote:Stereo at high decibels as a youngster.


I'm gaining ground on "old fart" status yet,
Streetheart, Under My Thumb"
Ted Nugent "Stranglehold"

Still gets the speakers poppin' in my rides.

Right?
Same for me, Not TN but metallica.
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jul 23rd, 2017, 11:20 am

Wow, you guys forgot,
Old men with hats
Blue Hairs

Re the kid asking, tell him to watch how Smooth a driver drives, it's really telling.. crappy drivers don't drive smooth.
I'd like to help You OUT,
Which way did You come in??

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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby Jflem1983 » Jul 23rd, 2017, 2:52 pm

Number one thing that can hurt you on the road .. cops watch out for cops . Wear your seat belt and don't speed in Calgary. Speed on open stretches of highway . Some towns are worse than others
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby Bsuds » Jul 23rd, 2017, 4:23 pm

Someone mentioned Buicks, also watch out for older Toyota Camry's and Yellow Cabs.

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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby lightspeed » Jul 23rd, 2017, 5:21 pm

Bsuds wrote:Someone mentioned Buicks, also watch out for older Toyota Camry's and Yellow Cabs.


The first time one of them actually looks around and shoulder checks before pulling out in front of me, I'm going to track him down and congratulate him.

"Yellow peril".
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby neilsimon » Jul 23rd, 2017, 7:26 pm

lightspeed wrote:...
Sounds like he's a good candidate for watching defensive driving and advanced videos. Lots of tips and tutorials on YT.

You can still buy https://www.amazon.ca/Roadcraft-Police-Drivers-Handbook-Foundation-ebook/dp/B00O8SQ446/ref=sr_1_1?ie it's a good read and makes for a cheap gift. UK police manual so just reverse the lanes/direction of travel when reading.
...

Excellent recommendation, that book has more wisdom than the entirety of the ICBC website combined. The IAM instructors are excellent and have excellent advice. They also drive pretty fast too from my experience and are definitely not always obeying the limit, but they seem to be well in control. I was on a track with one and he was almost as quick in his Suzuki Cappuccino as I was in my Seven-a-like, but he was always cool as a cucumber when getting out after a stint on the track (while I was sweating like a pig)

A few additional things to look out for:
- Things dangling around or sitting on the dash
- Fog lights on (front or rear) and no fog
- Interior lights on at night while driving
- Head bopping along to the music
- Loud music (if you can hear it, they won't hear you)
- Ear buds
- Travelling in the overtaking lane
- Braking for corners and crawling around them but accelerating hard during the straight sections
- Accelerating into passing lane areas, even if not passing anyone
- Accelerating while being passed
- Arm hanging out of the window or resting on the window frame (this can depend on the vehicle though)
- Slowing down at night when there is oncoming traffic and drifting over towards the ditch
- Stopping at roundabouts or yield signs, when there is no reason
- Failure to modulate speed to reduce the chance of having to stop at a yield sign
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Re: Warning signs - other drivers to watch.

Postby Fancy » Jul 23rd, 2017, 7:39 pm

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Wow, you guys forgot,
Old men with hats
Blue Hairs

You do know the blue hairs are twenty something now right?

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