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Invisibility Mode Discovered!

efusco

Moderator - Model S & X forums
Mar 29, 2009
5,421
666
Nixa, Missouri, United States
That's the only explanation I can come up with for why 2 vehicles pulled out directly into my path within ~ 20 seconds of each other. Be sure to wait for my frustrated banshee scream at the end!
*Warning one NSFW expletive.
 
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Discoducky

P100DL, 2021 M3, 3 CT reservations and counting
Dec 25, 2011
3,424
3,279
Seattle
There were just looking for the Waffle House...geez

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At 1:40 mark Anthony Bourdain Has Discovered The Waffle House - YouTube
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
Well, the first was a Cadillac. I would expect nothing less. And then, you are in the "show me state" and I guess they really need to be shown that another car is coming!
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
8,031
26,345
Efusco has revealed the secret that's been kept well under wraps until now.


It's the reason so few! Model Xs have been sighted​.
 

Vuvision

Member
Oct 27, 2014
43
1
Houston
The 1st car already made his/her turn before your car started rolling, I don't think there's a need to accelerate into that car just because. The 2nd car did cut in front of you, but it appears you still have plenty of time to react. Have you considered anger management? :tongue:
 

SW2Fiddler

We Are Cognitive Dissidents
Mar 19, 2014
2,362
3,247
Houston TX
The 1st car already made his/her turn before your car started rolling, I don't think there's a need to accelerate into that car just because.


Au contraire!
The Caddy never stopped, a requirement for a turn-on-red everywhere as far as I know.
And they violated the TITYODL rule, which is Turn In To Yer Own Damn Lane.

Rep points to Evan for not discharging weapons at these bozoids.
 
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Vuvision

Member
Oct 27, 2014
43
1
Houston
Au contraire!
The Caddy never stopped, a requirement for a turn-on-red everywhere as far as I know.
And they violated the TITYODL rule, which is Turn In To Yer Own Damn Lane.

Rep points to Evan for not discharging weapons at these bozoids.
I'm not disputing these two drivers shouldn't be on the road. But OP sounded one notch from being a road rage. I see you're in Houston, driving SW freeway 59 merging with 610 and we get this type of scenario daily. OP wouldn't last a day in Houston. :tongue:
 

MorrisonHiker

S 100D 2021.4.15
Mar 8, 2015
9,436
8,582
Colorado
Au contraire!
The Caddy never stopped, a requirement for a turn-on-red everywhere as far as I know.
And they violated the TITYODL rule, which is Turn In To Yer Own Damn Lane.

Rep points to Evan for not discharging weapons at these bozoids.

At least the Caddy did use the turn signal when slowly pulling over into the other lane.
 

efusco

Moderator - Model S & X forums
Mar 29, 2009
5,421
666
Nixa, Missouri, United States
The 1st car already made his/her turn before your car started rolling, I don't think there's a need to accelerate into that car just because. The 2nd car did cut in front of you, but it appears you still have plenty of time to react. Have you considered anger management? :tongue:

That car had a red light, and it was an illegal U-turn...And while I did see it roll it never came to a stop and I assumed they were rolling up to the stop line. So, I never accelerated at a rate that would put us at risk of collision, they still created an unnecessary and illegal obstacle to 3 lanes of traffic that all had the right of way.
 

Plan B

Active Member
May 8, 2015
4,843
2,220
Portland OR
I love laying on my horn in my CRV because it's so high pitched and loud....but seriously you gotta relax. I am sure there are times when you have driven like an idiot.
 

efusco

Moderator - Model S & X forums
Mar 29, 2009
5,421
666
Nixa, Missouri, United States
I love laying on my horn in my CRV because it's so high pitched and loud....but seriously you gotta relax. I am sure there are times when you have driven like an idiot.
Certainly, and I wave and am apologetic when I have. But I've never done anything like that first person did...simultaneous red light and illegal u-turn with oncoming traffic...nope, never. That is inexcusable and I won't relax.
The second though more dangerous than the first I can at least understand how it happened and that it was an honest mistake by someone unfamiliar with the odd interchange...but with the two so close together that was pretty frustrating and I didn't feel a need to relax on either one.
 

Mayhemm

Model S P85+ "Lola"
Nov 9, 2012
1,966
32
Saskatchewan, Canada
....but seriously you gotta relax. I am sure there are times when you have driven like an idiot.

I think he reacted quite reasonably to a pair of dozy prats wandering into his lane. That there was limited danger or possibility of an accident is entirely beside the point.

His yell was likely one of the frustrated "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???" kind (where you question the state of the world and wonder if you've passed into the Twilight Zone), more that one borne of rage. Had this happened to me, I would have been jittery and fearful for my life for the entire remainder of the drive.

To Evan, maybe a strongly-worded letter to your city council on how ineptly those tiny-ass arrows function when used as traffic lights is in order?
 

Kandiru

Active Member
Oct 20, 2014
1,135
365
USA
The pre-institutional and their antics. One in my town killed the mother of 3 on a pedestrian crossing claiming
she jumped out of a window on her hood. Now we have a giant flashing yellow sign the size of a billboard at the
site PEDESTRIAN CROSSING it reads.

I see Cadillac or Buick I double the distance and expect the worst.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,577
22,013
Texas
The Caddy never stopped, a requirement for a turn-on-red everywhere as far as I know.
And they violated the TITYODL rule, which is Turn In To Yer Own Damn Lane.
That's normal driving around here, along with "be sure you're in the far left lane when you want to turn right".
 

Pilot_51

Member
Jan 18, 2014
593
75
Metro Detroit, MI
I honked a total of one time since I got my MS, at someone using their phone at a light that was green for about 5 seconds. I felt kind of bad about it because I wasn't being impatient or angry, just trying to inform the person that the light was green, but the tap I gave the horn sounded a little angry.

I don't need the stress of getting angry or making anyone angry at me, so I just do what I can to drive safely by controlling my car instead of trying to make other people control their car the way I think they should. I find that honking rarely prevents accidents, in some cases even confusing the target and making things worse (happened to me once and I was lucky not to cause an accident, because the honker didn't even attempt to evade).

Michigan recently got its first diverging diamond interchange and I saw it for the first time yesterday. Pretty cool and didn't see anyone using it wrong, though I see how it can confuse people.
 

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