The idiots are out there


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AZgl1800
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:14 am



Scott Lawson's wife was killed by a car coming around a curve and taking his side of the road.... it nearly took out Scott also at the time....

I have posted about my accident with a Penske 18 semi tractor that totalled my 94SE


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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by dingdong » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:30 am

The only real "close" calls I have ever had were from the idiots crossing the center line. Probably 6 or 7 times. Most of those have been relatively recent. One actually forced us to the shoulder. More than likely due to the driver suffering from textitis.....
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by MiWinger51 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:55 am

dingdong wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:30 am
The only real "close" calls I have ever had were from the idiots crossing the center line. Probably 6 or 7 times. Most of those have been relatively recent. One actually forced us to the shoulder. More than likely due to the driver suffering from textitis.....
Had that very thing happen to me in September. A straight stretch of highway and a truck came out to pass and ran me onto the shoulder. I had my headlight modulators on and still he didn't see me? How can you miss a 6'3" 270 lb man riding a 900 lb motorcycle, wearing hi vis jacket and headlights flashing 200 times a minute.
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 am

The run to Houston and back over the last 3 days, I found quite a few driver-less cars, and they weren't the new ones made by Google either.
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by dingdong » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:32 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 am
The run to Houston and back over the last 3 days, I found quite a few driver-less cars, and they weren't the new ones made by Google either.


:lol: Now that's funny John!
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:44 pm

They had to be Driver-Less, wandering between road edge to road edge..... horns honking, and me trying to dial up the Tx OHP, but they don't answer to *55 like Okie OHP boys do.

so, I hit the microphone picture and asked Google for the Tx Hp boys, and got an 800 number, no thank you, not while I am trying to drive.

Next time I go down to Houston, maybe next month..... I will have the THP boys on a magic key, Long Press 8 and it starts ringing....

Houston is not going to be a fun time, my uncle is 92 and loosing his mental faculties.
I run down to Kingston, OK and stay with my aunt that day/night and the next day we drive to Houston and spend some time with Uncle Tommy..... and he cries when we leave..... next time, we are going to preplan better, and get there at noon and stay until supper time.....

then go to our hotel and get some rest, go back the next morning, and leave about 11 so that we miss the rush hours in the major burgs we go thru.
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Re: The idiots are out there

Post by Ravyn » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:35 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:44 pm
They had to be Driver-Less, wandering between road edge to road edge..... horns honking, and me trying to dial up the Tx OHP, but they don't answer to *55 like Okie OHP boys do.

so, I hit the microphone picture and asked Google for the Tx Hp boys, and got an 800 number, no thank you, not while I am trying to drive.

Next time I go down to Houston, maybe next month..... I will have the THP boys on a magic key, Long Press 8 and it starts ringing....

Houston is not going to be a fun time, my uncle is 92 and loosing his mental faculties.
I run down to Kingston, OK and stay with my aunt that day/night and the next day we drive to Houston and spend some time with Uncle Tommy..... and he cries when we leave..... next time, we are going to preplan better, and get there at noon and stay until supper time.....

then go to our hotel and get some rest, go back the next morning, and leave about 11 so that we miss the rush hours in the major burgs we go thru.
HiJohn. Glad your back. Sorry you have to go through such hard times. I had to go through this with my lady friends mom. We watched her go from an intelligent articulate women to someone that didn't even know her own name much less ours. Took her about 3 years until she couldn't feed herself anymore.

I have something to send to you but I need to know when you are going to be home to receive it. let me know.



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