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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Close Call (i hate cagers)

Not only am i caught in a rain storm today, but my ride home from work is 20 miles. I make it a quarter mile from my apt without incident... but a quarter mile is clearly enough to nearly get killed.

Im turning left, waiting for traffic to open. A line of cars is behind me doing the same. Traffic opens and i go, well so does the gucci hoochie behind me and zooms around me mid turn and cuts me off and forces me into the opposite lane into oncoming traffic. I pull it as upright as i can and get on the brakes. (its wet) The back locks and slides but i slow enough to get behind the b!t** and back into MY lane. Hand signals and horn later i decide to just go home. I got the lisence pl number and the make and model. Is there anything i can legaly do? Report to someone? I want the b!t** to burn!!

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Yea theres this new thing in some states, you can report reckless driving. Go to your local state trooper website, they might have something like that..



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Good luck, the cops really dont care about motorcyclists.
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If the cop wasn't there to witness it, then I wish you luck getting anything done.
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Wow.... glad to hear you made it out without incident! Really sucks people are so ignorant sometimes. Those are the times you just WISH there was a cop right behind you, LOL
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Wow.... glad to hear you made it out without incident! Really sucks people are so ignorant sometimes. Those are the times you just WISH there was a cop right behind you, LOL
yeah and not to often do you wish that
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you can legally waste your time.
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Hope i dont see her truck in a parkinglot... i may go nuts. It was just sooooooooo stupid and i almost paid for her stupidity.
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I'm with Twisty and DTL...

That's why when not in my JR boots...I wear steel toes so I can kick the car!! Have only had to do it once!! But they will leave a REALLY GOOD dent in the side of a car door!!!




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i would just kick or key her car next time you see it. i got myself some of those icon timax gloves that look like you could punch anything and i got them the other week and man are they tuff gloves, you could do some real damage with those things.
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In Michigan, it's a pain in the ass, but it can be done. If you catch someone violating the law, for instance say.....running a light way after it turned red.... then if you get the license, make, model description, of course the license plate will tell you that, you can then file a formal complaint at your local donut shop and they will investigate it.

Here's the tricky part. You MUST be able to identify the driver of the vehicle. I.E. if they put Joe A-Hole in a room with ten other random A-Holes you must be able to pick him out. Otherwise the guy can just say, "hey it wasn't me", "I was working that day", or "I loaned my car out to a buddy", or any old excuse and he is off the hook. If you can positively identify him, you can legally pursue him, but it's not enough just to get his plate.

Problem is you will probably end up taking a day off work to identify him, and probably another day to sit in his court case should you be called upon as a witness. Otherwise, most likely, he will walk. Remember "INNOCENT until proven guilty". I don't recommend the "Kick his car" concept eventhough it crosses my mind almost daily. I did forget to ask when trying to arrest the red-light guy in this story what would have happened had I hit him, cause me and my big SUV were gunnin' fo him. So if there is a policeman listenning in, maybe some professional advice on the "kick the car" concept is in order. Additonally I will be by our Local Donut shop in a couple of weeks. I will ask the officer on duty what would happen.

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i would just kick or key her car next time you see it. i got myself some of those icon timax gloves that look like you could punch anything and i got them the other week and man are they tuff gloves, you could do some real damage with those things.
There's an old saying that usually goes along with sports. The ref usually doesn't see the first foul, but he will see the second. I'd say to let it go and move on with your life. Just know that you always have to watch out for the idiots. Now, with that being said, if you actually MEET this woman sometime, there is nothing wrong with letting her know what she did. But leave her vehicle alone.
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Guess what i saw this morning parked next to my wifes car... that suv. The same one. Oh LUCKY ME! Ive calmed down some what and hope i see her around, but this morning my wife had to talk me out of collecting four valve cores from a certian sequoia.

i cant remember the last time something got me so mad.
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I'm with Twisty and DTL...

That's why when not in my JR boots...I wear steel toes so I can kick the car!! Have only had to do it once!! But they will leave a REALLY GOOD dent in the side of a car door!!!


Yeah I have kicked a car or two.. One time tried to punch the window out - broke my hand and really didn't accomplish anything except a painful ride home.. Just be smart and chalk it up - just let it go and be glad it wasn't worse.. That is what my anger management counseler told me before I kicked his lilly ass...
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A good stare down always works well!!
Not when the pansy a$$ driver KNOWS they f-d up and they're too chicken **** to even look at you to apologize.
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dont kick a car and get caught.. keep a pocket full of decent size rocks.. get in front of her and bounce em off the road at 55MPH.. you cant miss a Sequia they are huge.... then u cna say your tire threw it..lol

Then when they stop to get mad at you beat em down...lol
thats where the Ti gloves come in. But thats prob not a good idea.

But they cut u off and i will do it to them and if on the bike i cna go HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLA slow in fornt of em and never let em pass.. make em do 10mph down the freeway for 50 miles... thne yell at em.

I had a Ass in a BMW Z3 cut me off in the rain so i got in fornt and made him so pissed he sat there screaming in his car while i laughed at him in my truck.. it was great.. more then payback, i was happy he gave me the chance at that point.
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dont kick a car and get caught.. keep a pocket full of decent size rocks.. get in front of her and bounce em off the road at 55MPH.. you cant miss a Sequia they are huge.... then u cna say your tire threw it..lol

Then when they stop to get mad at you beat em down...lol
thats where the Ti gloves come in. But thats prob not a good idea.

But they cut u off and i will do it to them and if on the bike i cna go HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLA slow in fornt of em and never let em pass.. make em do 10mph down the freeway for 50 miles... thne yell at em.

I had a Ass in a BMW Z3 cut me off in the rain so i got in fornt and made him so pissed he sat there screaming in his car while i laughed at him in my truck.. it was great.. more then payback, i was happy he gave me the chance at that point.
ha thats tight!!!!
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I Like To Look Back At The Driver While He's Waiving And Apologizing And Give Him The Finger, Cuz You Know He's Gonna Do It Again.
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