People are stupid and cars are fucking dangerous

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  1. Iron Mickey

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    she was probably being inconvenient as fuck to be fair
     
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  2. CaneKnight

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    Man I won’t lie I get super frustrated with cyclists groups sometimes but I couldn’t imagine hitting one of them. I hate this country and the people in it so much.
     
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  3. Kent Pavelka

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    Was riding down Energy Park Road in St Paul last night about 8:45 pm. Very little traffic at that time. Street has marked bike lanes. Mostly office parks. I was cooking pretty good, probably about 20 mph. Prius came out of a parking lot and didn't see me at all. I slammed on my brakes and shouted. He slammed his brakes. I came to a stop near his fender.

    I'm still feeling so badly about how much I inconvenienced him.

    Edit: I had two headlights on at the time. One a combo steady/flasher and another steady. Also reflective materials on my shoe covers, pants, jacket, gloves. And I'm a kinda large human.
     
  4. bro

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  6. El Tiburon

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    Giving equal time to people being assholes, I encountered a tremendous dickhead of a driver on my way home from work.

    The highway exit I get off has two let turn lanes. If you're heading westbound as I am, there are five lanes of travel. The three left lanes are all for the southbound on ramp for traffic heading west. The two far right lanes are for people who intend to stay westbound on the road. At the exit I was in the left of the two turn lanes and there was some dickhead in a beat up car in the lane to my right. The light turns green and -- following the panted lines -- I steer my car into the appropriate westbound lane (second from right), but the asshole to my right attempts to turn in the same lane I am in instead of heading to the far right lane. Rather than realize he messed up, he proceeds to get furious with me as if I've cut him off, lays on his horn for the next mile and keeps speeding up to tailgate me as if to threaten to bump my car. Thankfully when I got to a roundabout a driver let my car slide in then got between our cars so I the situation did not continue to escalate.
     
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  7. bro

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    Seems like a good subreddit
     
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  8. The Banks

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    Shortage of anyone with a CDL. Huge backlog in new ones with DMVs shuttered for a year due to the pandemic.
     
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  9. leroi

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    what frustrated me was going overseas and seeing how it *could* be done

    and then coming back to North Carolina and seeing all the NCDOT road designs that clearly don't give a fuck about anything but cars. Even when they build "bike lanes" they are an afterthought, just these 4-foot wide death traps.

    and the people who run the state government are all these rural farmers and car dealers, who can't even imagine how a person would ever want to walk anywhere, or ride a bike, or god forbid take some kind of train or bus. Clearly these things are for communists.
     
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  10. timo

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  11. bro

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    crushing
     
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  12. Dump

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