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Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby Wolfin » Nov 7th, 2017, 7:08 pm

I know it's not likely any of you read this forum, but I need a relevant place to rant, so here goes.

If you want to get home faster, TAKE THE HIGHWAY. I can't count how many times I've been tailgated heading north on Okanagan Center Rd. by one of you. I understand you think you're better than everyone else because you live higher up in a more expensive house. This doesn't give you the right to speed or to tailgate. Take your chill pills. Next time it happens I am slowing to a stop.

Sincerely,
Someone who has to share the *bleep* road with you.

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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby WalterWhite » Nov 7th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Lol - apparently the censor is down - $0.25 in the swear jar please.
Do you know for a fact the tailgater in question is in fact an inhabitant of the Lakes? Does perceived social status dictate whether one is more or less prone to tailgating/speeding?
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby lightspeed » Nov 7th, 2017, 7:23 pm

I suggest every time it happens, you pull over, get their plate number, and call it in to Central Okanagan Traffic Services.

And bravo! Great rant. Most of us are tired of these clowns.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby lightspeed » Nov 7th, 2017, 7:28 pm

WalterWhite wrote:Lol - apparently the censor is down


Tested it and it's working ok. What gives? Could'a been some fun tonight.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby MAPearce » Nov 7th, 2017, 8:11 pm

Nice to know this "problem" isn't restricted to Benvoulin Rd .... Or Gordon Dr. ... Or Lakeshore ....or KLO .. Springfield ....Rutland rd....

Etc. , etc ....
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..

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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby pentona » Nov 7th, 2017, 8:21 pm

lightspeed wrote:I suggest every time it happens, you pull over, get their plate number, and call it in to Central Okanagan Traffic Services.

And bravo! Great rant. Most of us are tired of these clowns.


I recall about 20 years ago (yes, twas even a problem back then) I got tired of clowns tailgating, so I installed an aircraft landing light on my rear bumper with a toggle switch on the dash. When someone was breathing down my tailpipe, just threw on the switch and they backed off right friggin now. Cop pulls you over; just tell them that its a backup light. Worked for me.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby WalterWhite » Nov 7th, 2017, 8:43 pm

pentona wrote:
lightspeed wrote:I suggest every time it happens, you pull over, get their plate number, and call it in to Central Okanagan Traffic Services.

And bravo! Great rant. Most of us are tired of these clowns.


I recall about 20 years ago (yes, twas even a problem back then) I got tired of clowns tailgating, so I installed an aircraft landing light on my rear bumper with a toggle switch on the dash. When someone was breathing down my tailpipe, just threw on the switch and they backed off right friggin now. Cop pulls you over; just tell them that its a backup light. Worked for me.


Yea, highly recommend one does not follow this "advice". No illegal lights in their face (yes, aircraft landing lights are illegal equipment on any vehicle); no brake checks; no stopping in the middle of the road. Why do some drivers feel the best way to counter aggressive driving - is to commit additional driving infractions/aggressive driving. If you're that bent out of shape by someone else's driving, record the license number and report their actions as others have said. Save yourself a whole lot of hassle - and needless stress and simply pull over, let them pass and carry on continuing to enjoy the beautiful views on OK Center Rd.

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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby pentona » Nov 7th, 2017, 10:15 pm

It was 20+ years ago; young and stupid but it did indeed do the trick, plus it was one heck of a great backup light. Yes, aircraft landing lights are illegal nowadays (unless covered on the streets) but a less bright light with a switch would send the same message - back off.
Its not always possible to pull over right away on a narrow/dark two-lane road, especially one like Westside as an example. Getting a license plate number when someone is behind you; pretty tough to do and when you do get to pull over, they go by at light speed - again difficult to grab the plate numbers. If everyone kept to the speed limits, there would not be a problem.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby RustyCrayon » Nov 7th, 2017, 10:49 pm

pentona wrote:It was 20+ years ago; young and stupid but it did indeed do the trick, plus it was one heck of a great backup light. Yes, aircraft landing lights are illegal nowadays (unless covered on the streets) but a less bright light with a switch would send the same message - back off.
Its not always possible to pull over right away on a narrow/dark two-lane road, especially one like Westside as an example. Getting a license plate number when someone is behind you; pretty tough to do and when you do get to pull over, they go by at light speed - again difficult to grab the plate numbers. If everyone kept to the speed limits, there would not be a problem.


My brother had the rear mounted aircraft landing light on his truck in the early/mid 90s as well.
Worked like a charm.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby LANDM » Nov 8th, 2017, 7:13 am

MAPearce wrote:Nice to know this "problem" isn't restricted to Benvoulin Rd .... Or Gordon Dr. ... Or Lakeshore ....or KLO .. Springfield ....Rutland rd....

Etc. , etc ....


Those folks from The Lakes sure get around. I hear they are in other areas of the world too!

It’s fascinating how the OP has some sort of social inferiority complex based on the perception of where the tailgaters must live, that they tailgate based on their home location and some sort of feeling of superiority based on that location, and the geodetic elevation of the tailgaters homes.

Either pull over if it bugs you so much or go the speed limit and mellow out.....gain some confidence in your own life rather than stressing about someone else’s perceived elevated social status based on their home elevation.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 8th, 2017, 7:27 am

It's amazing what you buy off the internet these days.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby monroe » Nov 8th, 2017, 9:22 am

^^ Were those lights in the bumper flashing blue? Might have been the camera or angle but they looked blue.
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Re: Dear residents of The Lakes

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 8th, 2017, 9:27 am

monroe wrote:^^ Were those lights in the bumper flashing blue? Might have been the camera or angle but they looked blue.


The colors are adjustable on the remote. Yes, I know that is illegal.
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