Originally Posted by mn_mustang
Well, I've nearly rearended someone before. I was on a 55mph highway and was coming to an intersection. I had a green light so I didn't bother slowing down. Some asshat was turning right on red and pulled out right in front of me. I had to swerve, nearly hitting him, to avoid the accident. If I had hit him, it would be his fault, wouldn't you agree?
Actually no I wouldn't agree. You should be anticipating some asshat doing exactly that. When I approach an intersection where I see cars waiting to turn, I slow down and hover the brake for that very reason. It's also the reason I usually drive only in the left lane as most asshat's have enough common sense about them to turn on to the far right lane.
I know it's infuriating, there's days where I want to go and get a '78 Lincoln and weld a cowcatcher to the front of it and just blast everyone that does stupid **** in front of me.
But in the end, my DD is a little sports car, and I figure I probably wouldn't fare so well against most vehicles on the road even though it has a 5 star front impact rating.
I try to drive as though there's a bubble around my car and if anyone encroaches on my space, I do everything to get them out of it.
I don't feel the need to be first anymore. I know when to back off. And if someone rides my ***, I progressively go slower and slower.