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Old 11-30-2007, 09:24 PM   #57
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We recently (late Oct) had some weird times on the PA turnpike, but I noticed some of their merge spots have yield signs and some have stop signs, so it made for some strange times in the right lane for us...I have to say though PA folks do not tailgate like Detroiters and so I give them kudos for that...my (Detroit) people oh my people stop tailgating puleeze....

I don't know if they are looking for accidents, but I don't like the folks who zig zag lanes, then cut right in front of me and slow down we have a diesel and we can't stop on a dime...hello?

Personally I can't use the phone while driving and tow safely, I find it too distracting. Guess I don't take enough geritol or something...by the time I pull over to use the phone I've forgotten why I'm pulled over
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:27 PM   #58
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When I was young and insane...

I road motorcycles. In fact I was only licensed for motorcycles until my 26th birthday. When I renewed that year they accidently renewed it as a car license with a motorcycle endorsement - so I never had to take the driving test. When I bought my first car a few months after that birthday and went back to the DMV to get a car license, the guy behind the counter said "Please just be careful and say nothing. If we try to redo it legally it'll take months to get it straightened out!

Back to the motorcycle story. I got so used to idiots tailgating me that I took a block of styrofoam and painted it to look like a brick, bungied it to the back seat and pulled it out and waved it at tailgaters. On a few occasions I even tossed it backwards. Its funny how you don't notice that it's somehow floating toward your windshield as you're slamming on the breaks. The look when the "brick" floats harmlessly OVER the car is never to be forgotten.

A Harley driving friend of mine used to carry steel ball bearings which he'd bounce off of the pavement. They'd regularly bounce up just high enough to put a significant amount of damage on the following car's windshield.

And then my best story... toss a used baby diaper out of the passenger window. Then realize it's an unmarked patrol car behind you. (Wasn't me, I swear! A friend of mine did it.)

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Old 11-30-2007, 10:44 PM   #59
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In California (if its still the law) three vehicles following you is a ticket. If you have two and the third is the law who scooted up there quick, even with no place to turn off, it's a ticket.
I don't know if its still works like that but it did in 1970.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:47 AM   #60
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:00 PM   #61
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:08 PM   #62
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I had the crash con pulled on me when on my motorcycle. The police and insurance company suspected the owners of the mini-van of this con but just could not prove it. Cost my insurance company 20 grand and cost me my bike that I had painstakingly customized myself and a back injury that I now will have to deal with for life. I hit the van in the rear after it stopped with no tail lights or brake lights showing but when police arrived the lights were functioning. One witness said he didn't see any lights but not enough concrete eveidence to pursue, it sucked bad. Still upsets me, be careful out there.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:57 AM   #64
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Over on The TurboDieselRegister some years back one of the thread participants in an airhorn discussion, an employee of a company that installed safety equipment, wrote that the firefighters got a kick out of sounding the GROVER Stuttertones rounding the corner on a call; catching someone unawares: the GROVER Enema.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:36 PM   #65
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Over on The TurboDieselRegister some years back one of the thread participants in an airhorn discussion, an employee of a company that installed safety equipment, wrote that the firefighters got a kick out of sounding the GROVER Stuttertones rounding the corner on a call; catching someone unawares: the GROVER Enema.
Have a grover in the Burb....it will levitate a wayward pedestrian right

back onto the curb. Great for catching driving cell phone users too!!
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A buddy and I were headed southbound on I-5 through Santa Ana with the Caravel tagging along behind. Mike had installed a new toy on the roof of the Bronco, a Norton Chime off of a freight locomotive. After the installation he camaflaged it with garden netting. The final part of the installation was a scuba tank in the back seat fitted with a regulator and valve. We were cruising along at about 60 in the #3 lane when a new Mercedes came up an onramp at about 35 and moved right over in front of us. Mike gave a little toot on the horn, about 30 seconds. We last saw the Mercedes headed for the iceplant and the driver had large round eyes.
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