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contiki

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 7:26:56 AM

I do this practice to help other drivers avoid getting caught.........

Do you warn drivers of radar ahead..........

Tell me about whether you do or not...........
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Fish2tail
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gator2002
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most of the time
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sometimes
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 9:43:57 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 1:25:34 PM

Yes...I still do.......
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 7:55:08 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 7:17:57 AM

I still do this practice when it is needed...
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 12:48:39 AM

Sometimes
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charladan
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 8:18:34 AM

Yes I do and I use WAZE app. Flashing lights gets people to pay attention.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 8:10:31 AM

NO
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I used to, but don't anymore.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 7:02:36 AM

No.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 6:56:42 AM

I still do this practice.........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 6:43:24 AM

Not any more. Too many speeders out there need to be brought under control.
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Yes
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No.
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contiki
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yes..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:09:45 AM

Always....have for years now....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 6:12:50 AM

I still do this practice after all these years...........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 6:25:47 AM

I found radar was set up in two location in my town yesterday......

I warned motorists of this radar by flashing my lights at them ahead of the time they would see the radar.........
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xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 4:35:39 PM

It depends on the location. Some places, people need to slow down where there are dangerous areas, and there are places where the speed limit is to low and the police is just out to give tickets.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:26:27 PM

I did today warned drivers, as radar was set up in our town.........
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 12:00:20 PM

Yes, if I can.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 2:07:38 PM

dontuknowOH, interesting posting...

I agree with some of your points of interests example of todays trends are about distractions, are often still errors, if timing is involved to make a quick correction, attitudes can't often be corrected quickly.

I think driver traction is the worst on the roads, more than speeding....

I was rear ended by a chick boo texting on her phone....

She hit me hard enough in the backend of my car that both the air bags on her Pontiac AM when off.............


[Edited by: contiki at 3/9/2015 2:10:54 PM EST]
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:57:07 AM

contiki; You are right about the speed factor not always being the cause of accidents. I believe that it is poor driver judge-decisions along with a reduced time interval, reduced separation distance, and each drivers attitude.

How does one control the attitude of another motorist at any speed? Those vehicles in the wrecking yards, like You mentioned are not all there caused by a speeding circumstance. The ones torn in half, with not much left soon are baled, crunched, and have a short stay.

Seems everyone errors at some time or other, I've been there and am capable, have a very few scares to refer to. Speed most of that time didn't have anything to do with My errors or happenings.

Todays trends are about distractions, are often still errors, if timing is involved to make a quick correction, attitudes can't often be corrected quickly.

The main thing I have found out driving, one never has control of the other drivers ability to correct their errors, or tame them down with their own driving habits. Maybe for a few minutes the assumed speeding thing.

When there is any type of assumed speeding going on, there always seems to be at least one, two, often three, that want to be the up front leader, then guess what? Your claim is to help tame those with minor speeding habits, but won't that help the want-a-be Leaders be more of a danger in motion? Possible Danger for All in motion or not (others).

Some of those vehicles in the yards seen were actually in a stop motion, side- slammed, and rear-enders like severe! HAGDay...
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 3:32:00 PM

Do not
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 3:30:10 PM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 6:17:26 AM

drmiller0711 glad to see someone who think like I do........
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drmiller0711
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:26:36 PM

Me too and I have a particular way I do it. I only do it to let truckers or cars/trailers or big campers know that they can go back in front of me when they pass me. I do 1 long and 2 short blinks of the headlight, day or night and most of the time they appreciate it and they blink back to me to let me know they are saying Thank You ...
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:10:27 PM

runner1256 says "I have to admit, though, how tempting it is, that when it is really within a safe range to do, that I would like to do it to help another driver."

Now you know how I feel about helping another driver out......

dontuknowOH, by the way being a few miles over speed limit really doesn't cause wrecking yards to be full of disasters if any..........

Those are the motorists I help.............

High speed driving might cause disasters that you mention but being a few miles over the limit you will hardy see any disasters for sure...........

[Edited by: contiki at 3/3/2015 1:11:15 PM EST]
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 12:54:10 PM

No, because when in My early "20's" I frequented many auto wrecking yards, mainly hunting for used parts, saw a lot of disaster messes left their inside, many vehicles. Paid for the parts and tried to forget other sights stuck with My memory, some very gory!

Radar units aren't out there to sponsor your vehicle to a wrecking yard plot, but to collect money funds for the living. AIsi.... Stay Safe/Happy.
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runner1256
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 8:46:58 AM

I used to do this, along with my x husband, but since have realized that it is against the law. I do NOT want to get a ticket for doing that. I have to admit, though, how tempting it is, that when it is really within a safe range to do, that I would like to do it to help another driver. Sooooo.. perhaps if it's really really safe to do.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 7:47:48 AM

no
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 7:41:52 AM

Yes, give fellow drivers all the help you can
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 6:19:34 AM

I still do this practice after all these years....
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I do if I can.
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