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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 7:43:22 AM

I don't understand why it is so hard for many drivers to keep a steady foot on the accelerator? While driving next to people with my window rolled down I notice that most drivers are constantly surging while driving. This is on flat ground during steady speed conditions. I don't find it difficult to keep a steady foot on the accelerator, but it seems to be a challenge for many drivers.

Could it be that those driver's just drink too much coffee, or is it the overall poor driving skills of MOST drivers???
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 3:57:36 PM

I stay at a constant speed because I pay attention to my driving....
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:54:14 AM

A sure sign of a driver with limited driving skills.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:48:43 AM

I would say most people drive this way. Let's face it, most people are shitty drivers & shouldn't be behind the wheel.
ggg452
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 9:45:33 AM

What is the hurry????? Slow down folks.
kilowatt2
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 9:42:14 AM

Only when she begs me to.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:19:59 AM

Feet love TLC, At home mine love to shed their shoes then get wiggly, they get rubbed together like a hand massage. Automobile seats can get too comfortable, simulating the home recliner. Tired feet simply get can get disconnected with the conscious brain and TLC action takes place.

Having shoes on doesn't always stop the foot activity when sitting in a plush drivers seat, blame daydreaming also. I got rear-ended by one(trance style) 20 years ago. Sort of a boost before turning right(R.. signal on) actually blinking!

It's exciting turning 90* on two wheels per four, I know "SURGES"
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 5:32:14 AM

People are always in a hurry to do that>>>
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 1:52:52 PM

no
bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 9:59:07 AM

people are just inconsistent drivers, not paying attention
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 9:15:17 AM

I usually purge instead of surge.
Garwoodv6
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 11:19:07 AM

No.
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:17:45 AM

Never......
redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:27:37 PM

no
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 1:36:11 PM

no
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 12:18:58 PM

I don't have a problem keeping a steady speed....
redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:52:21 AM

poor driving skills
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:18:19 AM

no, that's stupid.
Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 7:49:10 AM

i have ridden with drivers that do that, it makes me sick
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 6:13:48 AM

no
twt
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:25:12 AM

I don't surge.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:11:34 AM

I don't do this, but I do play the lights when driving, when I can.
contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:20:55 AM

Never........ever...........
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 6:26:57 AM

These people are generally shitty drivers & most could use a refresher driving course.
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:02:47 AM

This happens when one can't keep their mind on what they are doing.
Whether it's cell phone, texting, music, or just day dreaming.
twt
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 3:14:51 AM

I don't "surge".
FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 2:22:48 AM

Then there are the Hardly-Ableson riders that constantly suffer epileptic wrist seizures- the poor sad things.
contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:57:52 AM

No.....................
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 6:17:34 AM

no
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 1:56:32 AM

I sometimes think that their vehicles need an accelerator linkage, cable pivots, joints, springs, ETC. checked then lubed, inside cabin/engine compartment, both and bushings. Those components get dry over time, work poorly, problems go UN-NOTICED! That might be the case (nervous foot) syndrome ?

Young Women shake their foot a lot, Young Men do a ankle toe/knee tapping dance while sitting? Depends on the atmosphere...... Rear cheek rocking, hat repositioning, hand tapping, tie striating, nose/knuckle rub, the list goes on, ETC. driving or not.....
Maybe some form of political Surge Right Foo...... thing ***
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 6:58:46 PM

nope
forresj
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:42:09 AM

I rode with driver that drove with the distinctive "rocking chair" behavior. It made me car sick. I wanted to ask why he drove like that but I assumed he had parkinson's disease so I kepted my mouth shut.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:23:41 AM

I've never done that rocking chair Surge Thing while driving, but only one time as a passenger noticed the practice, humming, low key singing, tune muttering, erratic whispering a phrase, tapping fingers, ETC. I don't think I was a bounced baby, MaMa bounced to get a effective burp thingee or patted on my feet, probably Hummed to a lot as an infant long before driving a farm tractor at 14 yrs. old.

Pedal cars, that might be where the trendy habit started, I should say the swing pedal Kiddy metal cars, that are the classic collector items. They often had swing design pedals(to/fro action) then there is children's Dream world of driving a real big car later on.....
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 5:20:04 AM

Yep, I surge ahead to get rid of my sorry in laws that always want something.
dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 8:19:26 AM

Use the cruise. Many drivers never drive the speed limit until somebody starts to pass them.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 7:02:22 AM

Well I'm a very slight coffee drinker, but here in OH. About every Driver I have talked with states they just don't have any poor driving habits and I'm not hard to convince (Wife excluded)LOL!
speedy700
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 7:09:02 AM

No, I'm able to keep a steady speed, but have been in the car with other drivers that "surge" all the time. It's very annoying, not to mention the extra gas they waste.
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 7:34:08 PM

I glide baby
Banjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 5:59:52 PM

How can you expect me to keep a steady speed when I have to check my email and text everyone while updating my Facebook. Sheesh.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 12:30:11 PM

if i'm not in the vehicle with them, not my problem; just leave a space cushion around you

if you're in the same vehicle with them; grin and bear it or let them know they suck as a driver
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 9:03:17 AM

Like CatusBobs's experience I too was a passenger for only a once time happening, at 10 years old riding on a county scenic route in what I think was a 1934 Packard burgundy coupe. The driver was a nice gentleman, friend of my family, and he was furnishing the ride to visit a relative, three aboard.

The surging was just a constant repeat of speed changes from 40 to 50 mph in std. high gear, my aunt never said anything to the driver, but his habit made me up tight(tense).

The other thing was He drove on both sides of that road on the opposite side during the turns/curves of course where one could see across the curve visibly, still my Father never drove that way ever.

I'm relating this happened, the "surging" thing during the year Summer 1950 and I never thought about it until the topic came about. I was more interested in that Packard automobile, looked new, I don't know about maybe a rumble seat at ten years old, the floor shifter I remember along with the surging/left of center stuff, TENSE !!
WES03
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:27:34 AM

No.
BobBG
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:29:46 PM

I'm not a surgeon, but I did play one on TV...sorry couldn't resist.
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:16:54 PM

20 years ago I rode as a passenger with a guy 400 miles to look at a wrecker,
he drove that way , THE WHOLE TIME !!!!!!
trying to be polite i said nothing and sat there , getting seasick
for him , this was just the way he drove , it was normal
to me i had never seen this before , and to this day i have never seen anyone do it again
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:36:33 AM

I hear vehicles with loud pipes often surging, I own only one such vehicle and it takes extra effort to not surge away on the pipe sounds. You know the motorcycle revity do thingee! Down-shift back-off down-rev sounds.... That's it "Engine Braking"..........
Houckster
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:51:12 PM

MERTIEMAN, this is about maintaining a steady speed on the highway, not about jackrabbit starts around town.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 6:35:55 AM

nope
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 5:27:11 AM

I just love the ones that surge to the next traffic light and slam on the brakes in the process, this, while I play the lights and pass them by keeping a steady foot on the accelerator.
xbAG
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 10:42:36 PM

I go with the flow of traffic.
Houckster
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 6:48:56 PM

I wonder if keeping the speed steady is an acquired skill. If it is, I don't think that I'll ever acquire it because I'm seldom driving in flat terrain. When I'm driving in rolling terrain I speed up downhill and gradually surrender speed on the ensuing climb. In such situations I consider the old cruise control systems useless.

On a stretch of really flat and lightly traveled expressway in Michigan I really did have trouble keeping a steady speed. That was one of the few times, I have used the cruise control. And keeping a steady speed does save fuel. It was definitely noticeable on the next refuel.

I think that the adaptive cruise control systems that we're beginning to see will encourage me to use this feature more often, especially if a version is available that will speed up on downhill grades as I have to do manually right now.
Camry05
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 1:36:42 PM

many drivers don't understand the connection between surging and fuel economy
Chazzer
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 12:09:02 PM

Nope ... smooth as glass!
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