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Old 02-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #81
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Thank the lord we're all above average drivers on this board.

Oh, wait, I almost ran over a compact car in my van two days ago because my GPS was acting up and directing me back to my home instead of the lunch meeting I had programmed earlier in the day.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:23 AM   #82
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Completely tongue-in-cheek and only when I ride shot gun with DW I always observe that "Women all learned how to drive in a kiddy-car. They don't think they're driving if they aren't pushing a pedal." She is NOT amused. But I do have the proof. Her car needs brakes every 35K or so. I've never put brakes on my car w/130K. But, YMMV
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:47 AM   #83
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Thank the lord we're all above average drivers on this board.
I remember seeing a survey where something like 85% of all people surveyed considered themselves "better than average" drivers.

Our roads and highways are Lake Wobegon.
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Completely tongue-in-cheek and only when I ride shot gun with DW I always observe that "Women all learned how to drive in a kiddy-car. They don't think they're driving if they aren't pushing a pedal." She is NOT amused. But I do have the proof. Her car needs brakes every 35K or so. I've never put brakes on my car w/130K. But, YMMV
That's so funny, Koolau--you are describing DH and me but the opposite. He speeds up to get to the red lights; he also hits the brakes at every intersection even when he has the right of way.
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Was that with or without vehicle?
Not hit "on" That was other guys! LOL

Yes, a two vehicle collision! Tried to pass me on the left while on a 15 mph one way street, and I was turning left into my office parking lot (yes, blinker was on!) Young, male, sporty car, NOT paying attention. He explained (with a lot of exasperation) to the cops that he wanted to pass me, and I had the audacity to slow down to make a turn He tried passing me on left out of habit! The cops just shook their heads...his insurance paid me. No major damage.
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