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hoopitup2000

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 7:49:16 AM

Do you cut corners to beat traffic or to avoid having to slow down as much when turning onto a street? Never noticed how prevalent it is till I owned my first motorcycle. Seems to be rarely enforced by police.
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nourdives
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 9:37:28 PM

not a good idea
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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 4:15:16 PM

ok
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 7:07:08 AM

Sometimes it happens...........not very often........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:15:29 AM

Nope, bad habit to start, your goons do it at the wrong time and hurt someone.
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nourdives
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 10:46:29 PM

I did that recently and was pulled over.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 5:04:17 PM

VERY VERY rarely. And I'm always trying to pay attention to the traffic on the street I'm turning onto.
We have an intersection nearby that has the stopping line several yards back from the light because any larger vehicle - like a semi or bus - are forced to cut into the middle turning lane and if there is cars waiting there, traffic comes to a dead stop as the idiots have to backup, inch over into the other lane or have their frontend taken off.
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RickF350
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 1:41:37 PM

No, but I love the looks on the faces of people that attempt to cut as my truck is rolling up to the stop sign, though.
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pagbowl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 12:14:37 AM

No
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Commuter93
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 8:45:54 AM

No I do not cut corners.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 2:23:32 PM

nope
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nourdives
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 12:54:35 PM

Not a good idea.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:09:52 PM

Stupid habit.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 9:39:57 PM

'Cutting corners' is another way of easily finding collision.
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domiknows
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 3:48:33 PM

Never. But I do see other people who are in a rush and cuts me off to beat traffic though here in Michigan.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 1:57:30 PM

nope
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 7:08:16 AM

No
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buddy_maynard
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 6:49:19 AM

With good sight lines on a curvy low-volume back road....yes!
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 6:07:06 AM

no
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 11:57:09 PM

hoopitup2000, are you talking about cutting across a parking lot or gas station to avoid a light or intersection back-up?

In Massachusetts, there's no actual law prohibiting it. But I have stopped people doing it. Sometimes I wrote them tickets on [failure to stop (driveway)], "failure to signal," "failure to yield to pedestrians," or just stopped to slow them down. (And yes, maybe to get these pushy jerks pissed off!")

If you're talking about coming through in the travel lane, then cutting in to the turn lane, then that's a simple lane violation. In Massachusetts, a $200 ticket. Speaking for myself, that's pushy and selfish, and I very rarely would give a break. Maybe for a confused out-of-towner.

[Edited by: traffic cop at 12/5/2013 11:59:32 PM EST]
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 5:38:46 PM

A variation on this is the urban driver turning left at a 6+ lane intersection who can not plot a single arc from one road to the next. So (s)he makes about at 45° turn, goes straight, and another 45° to connect. More often than not driving over the left turn sensors on the connecting road.

What is really sad is how most such intersections around here have dotted arced lines to guide the clueless to their proper destination.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 4:52:26 PM

Sometimes.....
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 4:49:11 PM

On a related note, people in regular vehicles that veer waaay left before making their little right-hand turns- as if they were in a huuuuge tractor-trailer rig- either make me LMAO or *rolleyes*
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 8:14:52 AM

No
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 7:26:56 AM

No! I am a fairly aggressive driver, but this is one of my pet peeves. I hate it when someone does it up ahead of me and "triggers" the traffic light to change even when there are no other cars coming from the other direction.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:25:41 PM

Nooooooo! I will never, never, never, never do just that! :)
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Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:46:38 PM

yes to reduce braking, but only if there is no traffic on the other street.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:08:55 PM

No
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 4:36:17 PM

no.
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ny10
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:17:38 AM

no
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:02:23 PM

no
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 9:24:40 AM

no
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 9:19:18 AM

Very dangerous
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aalix
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:35:44 PM

Had a pick-up truck almost crash face head on into my sedan in a residential road just because the other driver was cutting corners in a turn. Other driver was embarrassed and backed up. From then on, I have started to preach the safety of "not cutting corners".
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 8:20:05 AM

only 'straighten the cureves' when there is no traffic at all around me
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 9:16:52 AM

no
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 12:51:22 PM

nope, I am not a scofflaw
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:49:00 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:38:59 AM

No . . . .
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karl13
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 1:38:18 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 10:08:25 AM

No but just wait until you meet up with an inexperienced trailer-puller, now that will make you clench the steering wheel to hang on, they often are watching their mirrors and not you as they arc the corner.

Hope they don't turn your vehicle around into the one crowded behind you which is normal crowding(no in between distance)Trendy Huh...? Real Trendy ... Real Trendy Stuff...
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 9:06:37 AM

NO.
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karz3
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 1:23:09 AM

occasionly
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:42:31 AM

I will admit that I am a fairly aggressive driver, but "cutting corners" is not something I do.
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:32:21 AM

no
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:15:52 AM

No
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 8:44:44 AM

Rarely but have been known to cut one or two
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 1:54:14 AM

no
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 5:21:57 PM

I hate the a-h's who cross over into oncoming left lanes because they are too lazy to navigate the turn correctly.

I have been in the left lane at a traffic light and had such corner cutters GO BEHIND ME.

Other than the obvious safety problem they are driving over traffic sensors in the road falsely tripping the lights to cycle green where no one is waiting.
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rjro
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 4:38:00 PM

no. I try to set a good example for other drivers.
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 3:47:44 PM

no
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