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post #78391 of 86336
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

4 way stops;
if there is any question just don't go till the person on your right goes
@brokencycle
 not sure why you find it funny but i' ll take what i can get bunch guys in another thread don't think i'm funny at all

I know the rules, but I'll pull up to the stop with three people all sitting there, and by the time I've come to a complete stop, they're all still sitting, so I'll just go. I find the rest of them figure it our pretty quick after that.
post #78392 of 86336
I love how the public gets all crazy about all the roundabouts/traffic circles. We need lights to control movements!
It saves energy/infrastructure and they have been proven much safer because accidents are sideswipes and not head on collisions. But the public knows better than the designers and engineers...
post #78393 of 86336
Well, in the case I posted about, the engineers and designers did a half-ass job, plopping a big piece of landscaping in the middle of a regular intersection and calling it a roundabout.
post #78394 of 86336
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post
 
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

4 way stops;
if there is any question just don't go till the person on your right goes
@brokencycle
 not sure why you find it funny but i' ll take what i can get bunch guys in another thread don't think i'm funny at all

I know the rules, but I'll pull up to the stop with three people all sitting there, and by the time I've come to a complete stop, they're all still sitting, so I'll just go. I find the rest of them figure it our pretty quick after that.


oh i do the the same thing but usually those 3 other cars are sitting there cos they ain't got a clue

post #78395 of 86336
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

Well, in the case I posted about, the engineers and designers did a half-ass job, plopping a big piece of landscaping in the middle of a regular intersection and calling it a roundabout.


Aftermarket traffic controllers I live in a town full of em they do suck

post #78396 of 86336
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

I love how the public gets all crazy about all the roundabouts/traffic circles. We need lights to control movements!
It saves energy/infrastructure and they have been proven much safer because accidents are sideswipes and not head on collisions. But the public knows better than the designers and engineers...

They also cost significantly more, and I'm willing to bet, there are more accidents even if they are less severe. Come to MN and check out the awful job they do with highway entrance/exit ramps and tell me they know what they're doing.
post #78397 of 86336
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post


How about the person going straight across has right away over the person making a left in a light controlled intersection ? It's one thing to not honor ROW but then to get pissed SMH
And over someone making a right on red.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I think that a little tolerance is needed at four way stops because cars are all arriving at once and there's so much going on. But what's intolerable are those fucking assholes that go right behind the car whose turn it is rather than waiting for the others to take their turn. That's inexcusable and merits an automatic middle finger from me. It may be a little confusing to everyone who should go next, but what's absolutely clear is that it's not YOUR fucking turn. The car in front of you just went
This.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Nobody ever wants to yield to a bike at a four way stop. frown.gif
Even worse because the relatively rare biker who actually observes the stop sign is definitely entitled to some consideration. Without getting into the "are all bikers assholes" thing again (given that we did the whole "does Led Zeppelin suck" thing over again yesterday), non-asshole bikers get screwed by the bad apple effect (as well as the some drivers are just assholes effect).
post #78398 of 86336
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

While we were out in Utah visiting relatives we discovered that a popular thing in many neighborhoods is to replace four-way stops with roundabouts. The problem is that the roundabout isn't really a roundabout--it's just an intersection with a big landscaping planterbox in the middle. If you want to cross, the planter doesn't really force you to go in a circle. You just swerve a bit to the right and drive straight on through.

So basically they've replaced relatively safe four-way stops with really dangerous unregulated intersections with yield signs and a planterbox in the middle.

Never go to London or Sweden because they have them everywhere.

I think guys can blame the jack of driver training the average American motorist has for the idiocy you have to deal with.
post #78399 of 86336

 I ride a bike just like I drive a car I obey all the traffic rules proper lanes and all . It might not not keep me alive but at least I know my wife can sue the asshole who runs over me. I had a light glitch on me once it turned red a couple sec after it turned green . A woman in cross lane charged her car at me. I actually slammed my hand onto the hood of her car. The only reason I didn't end up in jail was she took off . I woulda throttled that bitch

post #78400 of 86336
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Never go to London or Sweden because they have them everywhere.

I think guys can blame the jack of driver training the average American motorist has for the idiocy you have to deal with.

Really? Fake, half-assed roundabouts? I thought London and Sweden had the real roundabouts that were true circular intersections instead of a square intersection with an obstacle in the middle.

Hm.
post #78401 of 86336
Stop signs are stupid; they should all be yield signs.
post #78402 of 86336
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Stop signs are stupid; they should all be yield signs.

We should eliminate all traffic signs. Survival of the fittest.
post #78403 of 86336
I'm completely serious. Other than the fact that a cop can give you a ticket if you don't stop completely at a stop sign, what's the difference between a stop sign and a yield sign?
post #78404 of 86336
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post


Really? Fake, half-assed roundabouts? I thought London and Sweden had the real roundabouts that were true circular intersections instead of a square intersection with an obstacle in the middle.

Hm.

They have real roundabouts, but they have these as well.

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post #78405 of 86336
They've been installing roundabouts here for the last several years and they tend to be cluster fucks. From the person inevitably in front of me that comes to a complete stop at the entry and waits for the entire roundabout to be clear before they proceed to the person that tries to drive across the center to the idiot I saw throw it in reverse when she missed her exit (gee, going around again would just take sooooo long, right?) they are fraught with peril.
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