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Old 04-11-2018, 01:04 PM
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My wife and I each own a C6. I admit we do drive them hard. But we are carefull and courtious. She usually follows me. On the interstate with 2 or 3 lanes we do not ride peoples asses, if we come up on traffic, we slow down and wait for the people camping out in the left lane to move to the right. Then step on the gas and pass. Almost every time we are out we get flipped off. We also get the thumbs up from a lot of people too. But It happened again last sunday. we were running down a streach of highway going about 100, one ford escape in the right lane about 1 mile ahead of us. as we passed, he flipps us off. I know i was speeding, but in no way infrindge on "his" section of road, or made him move over, he was already in the right lane. I drive like this in our other cars too, don't get flipped off. So I don't believe its my driving, cause i dont get the same reaction when driving my other vehicles. only the vettes. Anyone else get this too?

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My wife and I each own a C6. I admit we do drive them hard. But we are carefull and courtious. She usually follows me. On the interstate with 2 or 3 lanes we do not ride peoples asses, if we come up on traffic, we slow down and wait for the people camping out in the left lane to move to the right. Then step on the gas and pass. Almost every time we are out we get flipped off. We also get the thumbs up from a lot of people too. But It happened again last sunday. we were running down a streach of highway going about 100, one ford escape in the right lane about 1 mile ahead of us. as we passed, he flipps us off. I know i was speeding, but in no way infrindge on "his" section of road, or made him move over, he was already in the right lane. I drive like this in our other cars too, don't get flipped off. So I don't believe its my driving, cause i dont get the same reaction when driving my other vehicles. only the vettes. Anyone else get this too?

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The day I drove my Z home a guy in a BRZ/FRS slowed down on the interstate and at night in the rain, he reached his arm all the way out the window to give me the bird. I was bewildered lol, all I could think of is why?
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I get flipped off no matter what I drive, I put it down to me
If you are hogging the left lane and not even doing the speed limit, I will ride your *** until you move over... maybe even flash lights at you too...
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Never, but would I notice it passing a car going 100? Probably not, cause my eyes would be focused on the road ahead of me.
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My brother used to have a BMW Z3 coupe. He sold it after getting tired of people either trying to run him off the road or flipping him off for no particular reason. I doubt it ever had a thing to do with how he was driving, only what he was driving. Don't get it, you can buy a used vette or bmw or whatever for a lot less than a new hyundai, yet people must figure you to be a rich snob or something. Sadly, a LOT of people just plain suck.

Only had mine a short time, so far it's been peaceful.
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No. But I don't drive 100mph on the highway either. Anything over 80mph is reckless driving and up to 1 year in jail in Virginia.
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No. But I don't drive 100mph on the highway either. Anything over 80mph is reckless driving and up to 1 year in jail in Virginia.
Wow.

Automatic 1 year license revocation here.
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I get flipped off no matter what I drive, I put it down to me
If you are hogging the left lane and not even doing the speed limit, I will ride your *** until you move over... maybe even flash lights at you too...


its called common sense to us normal people. Its always some doosch in a prius thats going 65mph in the fast lane for 10 miles RIGHT next to someone going 64.5 mph......i HATE THAT SH*T


what about the people that cant wait to pull out in front of you to go 13mph when there is NO ONE BEHIND YOU..............i may have road rage just sitting at my desk right now
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Once. I was driving my Victory Red C6. I exited the highway. Signaled my lane change into the middle lane of a three lane frontage road. I man exits a parking lot and attempts an improper right turn into the middle lane. Legally he was required to turn into the nearest lane making a “ curb to curb” right turn. He also should have yielded the right of way to oncoming traffic. At the last second, he sees my car and quickly jerks hard right into the right (outside) lane to avoid crashing into my car. His front left bumper area would’ve struck my passenger door. He then rolls to a stop at the interesection that we were both approaching, reached out his window and flipped me off. He then turned right at the intersection and I proceeded forward through the intersection without even acknowledging his behavior. It should be noted his car already had several areas damaged from obvious previous crashes. Smh.
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You and the wife both flying 100mph down the roads? You are apparently a reckless driver with no concern for other cars on the road. You deserve to get boned off.. So people camping out in the fast lane going the speed limit about 70 are wrong huh? You got it backwards Bob. Grow up.
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Are we certain people are flipping us off? Maybe, just maybe, they are checking for wind direction.
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My wife and I each own a C6. I admit we do drive them hard. But we are carefull and courtious. She usually follows me. On the interstate with 2 or 3 lanes we do not ride peoples asses, if we come up on traffic, we slow down and wait for the people camping out in the left lane to move to the right. Then step on the gas and pass. Almost every time we are out we get flipped off. We also get the thumbs up from a lot of people too. But It happened again last sunday. we were running down a streach of highway going about 100, one ford escape in the right lane about 1 mile ahead of us. as we passed, he flipps us off. I know i was speeding, but in no way infrindge on "his" section of road, or made him move over, he was already in the right lane. I drive like this in our other cars too, don't get flipped off. So I don't believe its my driving, cause i dont get the same reaction when driving my other vehicles. only the vettes. Anyone else get this too?

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I either get flipped off or some yahoo in a lifted pickup decides they want to chase me and try to run me off the road, as if they could keep up. I attribute it to envy.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:01 PM
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Never, but would I notice it passing a car going 100? Probably not, cause my eyes would be focused on the road ahead of me.
kinda hard to miss even at 100, but I always watch the cars on the right in case they decide to move to the left lane.
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its called common sense to us normal people. Its always some doosch in a prius thats going 65mph in the fast lane for 10 miles RIGHT next to someone going 64.5 mph......i HATE THAT SH*T


what about the people that cant wait to pull out in front of you to go 13mph when there is NO ONE BEHIND YOU..............i may have road rage just sitting at my desk right now
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2 cars jamming 100mph down the interstate and you wonder why you get the finger???

You have more money than brains IMO.
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Originally Posted by mcandrew67 View Post
I get flipped off no matter what I drive, I put it down to me
If you are hogging the left lane and not even doing the speed limit, I will ride your *** until you move over... maybe even flash lights at you too...

I would have given you a "thanks", but don't want people to think I was condoning your behavior. my biggest pet peeve, are the "moving road blocks" in the passing lane ( a close second is not signaling ).
it's either ignorance or apathy, unfortunately, you can't always tell.
but as I also tend to drive a bit more aggressively than most, I come across the left lane bandits regularly. my goal when driving is, any action I do, does not cause someone else to make any corrections.
it is a goal, but not a rule. not looking for the roadways to be the authbahn, but a little consideration goes a long way.
I heard one reason why someone hangs out in the passing lane, that at least is reasonable ( though I still don't agree with it ). my friends wife's mother drives in the passing lane, since then she only has to worry about one lane ( to her right ).
just wait until the autonomous cars become standard.
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You and the wife both flying 100mph down the roads? You are apparently a reckless driver with no concern for other cars on the road. You deserve to get boned off.. So people camping out in the fast lane going the speed limit about 70 are wrong huh? You got it backwards Bob. Grow up.
I don't belive doing 100 is reckless at all, I bought corvettes, not fiestas. And yes, someone camping out in the left lane doing 70 is wrong. However I dont ride there ***, I stay 2-3 cars leanths behind and wait.
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Once (that I know of). I know I drive with a heavy foot, but I'm not a 'lane jumper' (zigzag through traffic), I normally stay in the left lane and try to be courteous (not tailgate). On one of our trips, there was a guy in left lane actually doing 5-10 mph below the speed limit who would not move over, even when there was nobody in the right lane. Finally I passed him on his right side; as I went by he flipped me off. My wife and I just laughed and continued on our way.
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Once (that I know of). I know I drive with a heavy foot, but I'm not a 'lane jumper' (zigzag through traffic), I normally stay in the left lane and try to be courteous (not tailgate). On one of our trips, there was a guy in left lane actually doing 5-10 mph below the speed limit who would not move over, even when there was nobody in the right lane. Finally I passed him on his right side; as I went by he flipped me off. My wife and I just laughed and continued on our way.


in California, the SF bay area at least, the passing lane has lost its meaning.
took a road a few years back, heading east on I-80, all the way through sparks, nv. left lane bandits the whole way.
after getting through sparks, all of the way to ohio, everyone who passed in the left lane, immediately passed to the right.
my patience is getting thin.
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