Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I guess this is a rant.

So just some annoying things I've kinda dealt with last couple of days.

I walk everywhere I go, I don't drive, so my legs are my mode of transportation. I used to bike, but I've gotten really tired of asshole drivers.

Seriously, there are some drivers that just annoy me. The kind of people that won't mind putting you in danger, or think that they just own the road.

For example, at a cross walk, people are so anxious to just inch closer and closer, or try to beat you out when turning right. One time, I was going past going past an apartment complex drive way, and an jerk that didn't even have his headlights on, didn't stop before turning out on the street, and come close enough to running me over that I had to jump back and the side mirror nicked me. Of course he didn't stop, he just took off. If I hadn't of acted more quickly, I would have been under the car instead.

It seems like people are so impatient, that they're willing to risk someones life to shave a few seconds. SECONDS! I walk everywhere, and I'm not THAT concerned about saving time. I follow traffic rules, and am not careless. But constantly, I am nervous about some driver that is going to come out of nowhere and not pay attention.

It's even worse for people that try to ride in the bicycle lane, and drivers that think they own the road. It's why I stopped riding. I just can't stand it anymore, it makes me too nervous. There a lot of people who do ride to their destination that have it off worse.

Here's one from Bulletproof Courier, this guy has got some balls!



Anyways, just remember, our taxes pay for those roads too, all we ask for is to be attentive and give us the three feet of space.

As for walkers, just please pay attention. That's really all I want, to be able to walk to my destinations without having to worry so much.

20 comments:

  1. Nice rant mate. I'm happy i don't have to deal with these kinds of heavy traffic as i'm not living in a crowded town/place. But you should always, always be aware in traffic.

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  2. That would have freaked me out, what happened in the vid... I'm a biker and I don't trust ANY vehicle on the road.

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  3. Agree with everything said. I also hate at huge intersections with crosswalks and crosswalk lights, some jerks try to turn when it's completely the pedestrian's right of way!

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  4. the only time i ever ride on the roads is when its a small quiet road. cars wont even give me a chance on the main roads

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  5. Yep, bikes and motorcycles are just too dangerous with all the idiots out there. It doesn't matter how careful you are, it's all about how careless everyone else is.

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  6. ^ this
    but yea that looks fun lol i try to do it with a motorcycle... but then i just pussy out

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  7. this is why i dont ride anymore lol

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  8. i can rly feel with the poor drivers :/

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  9. Everyone I know who rides a bike regularly has been hit by a car at some point. Just this morning I saw a car driving completely in the bike lane for miles.

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  10. is good to gymnastics! keep going !

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  11. walker can be pretty annoying too. Once I was biking in the bike lane and some walker just decided that he has priority on this lane, plus he was completely deaf from listening to his ipod.
    Result: the guy did not move when another biking guy scream at him for him to clear the way
    --> collision

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  12. ugh i know those kind of people, so annoying. i hate bad drivers

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  13. I hate people in my path listening to headphones when im biking.

    They can't hear you yelling for em to move, lol.

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  14. oh god i would have hit at least 5 cars in this one min

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  15. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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