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Morons... what should I do with them?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by phaduman, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. phaduman

    phaduman Member

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    During evening commute hours when rest of traffic was < 10mph, these two BMW & Mustangs were on fire lane perhaps going 50+mph. I had to move to my right within the lane just out of instinct, and could have hit motorcycles that usually lane-share & cross cars on the right side of carpool lane.

    Used the new iphone "clips" video editing app from video I downloaded from my Thinkware 770 dashcam.

     
  2. Tiger

    Tiger Member

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    A good reminder to watch your rearview mirror ;)

    Resolution not enough to catch plates?

    As long as lanes do not overlap there is no need to dodge a car that fits on emergency lane.
     
  3. KarenRei

    KarenRei KarenRei KarenRei KarenRei KarenRei KarenRei

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    Can you make out the license plate #s in any of the frames? If so, report them to the police. If not, not much you can do...
     
  4. PtG62901

    PtG62901 Member

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    When I liked in Silicon Valley in the 80's, this kind of thing was happening. Ignore them.
     
  5. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    as for the law, can you use your video in CA as evidence for an after the fact summons being issued? if no, other than provoking a confrontation there really isn't much that you can do beyond making a complaint to law enforcement.
     
  6. MDR SEA

    MDR SEA 2015 Model S 85D...& loving it!

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    Stop them from reproducing and keep them isolated in CA...
     
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  7. croman

    croman Active Member

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    When I was a kid this game came out on the PC called DeathTrak. It was badass. i'd like the caltrops from that game for real life situations like this...
     
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  8. No2DinosaurFuel

    No2DinosaurFuel Active Member

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    Just post on youtube/facebook/etc. which you already did should suffice. You can try to send to cops, but i doubt they would do anything with it. I think in this case public shamming is the best course of action.
     
  9. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

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    Could be OJ.
    He's back on the streets.
     
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  10. sorka

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    The mustang is:
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    2013 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500
     
  11. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    phaduman, you make out the second and third letters of the BMW better from any other screen shots?

    Also, it's shame the damage they must have done from flying debris. File a CHP report and then tell them you need to the owner and address to file small claims against them.

    Of course if you're completely undamaged, as in not even a single paint chip, then I guess it was their lucky day ;)
     
  12. deonb

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  13. croman

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    The good old days! Thanks! I still have the 5.25" floppy but god knows if my two PCs still work. I have, since, acquired the software and can emulate windows 3.11 running DOSShell but its a PITA for such an old game.

    That beam weapon was a lot of fun as was the laser.
     
  14. kev1n

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    in situations like these, its better to stay put and not move over, because if you hit anyone else. you would be at fault
     
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  15. Tangible

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    Unlike the Hicks Boson, which required years and billions of dollars to discover, the Freeway Moron is painfully easy to find. I can only suggest a move to Massachusetts, where aside from the infamous Boston Left Turn we are always safe and sane drivers.
     
  16. ibdb

    ibdb 3 Car Garage and a 5 Car Life

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  17. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

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    Need a James Bond car with retractable spikes in hubs.
     
  18. MIT_S60

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    Sometimes the driver is justified in doing so. My buddy drove on the shoulder like that with his pickup truck due to his wife's water breaking and not having time to sit in stop-and-go traffic. His wife gave birth very shortly after arriving to the hospital, to the point the doctor said she would have given birth on the freeway if she had waited any longer. I know it seems like the majority of time those people are just being morons, but occasionally it is justified (yet impossible to tell from sitting in traffic).
     

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