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Why Is It The Rains Fault?  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1998 times:

Just for the record....I took a drive out to Soboba Casino and then came back to Corona, where I saw "Meet The Fockers" at the Corona Edwards Cinema today. And it was raining all day long. I saw numerous accidents on the 91, 215, and 60 freeways, plus the Ramona Expressway. I drove close to 100 miles, and made it home in one piece, not a dent or scratch on the car.

And now I have the news on and all they are doing is blathering endlessly about "rain caused accidents".

I want to reach through the television set and strangle these reporters.

I never knew that rain had the ability to come down and run cars off the road or plow cars into each other.

I always thought that people who can't drive in the rain were what caused all these wrecks.

Why do people here just not get it?

Driving in the rain isn't at all difficult. Just slow down a bit and keep in mind that it takes twice as long to stop. And above all, don't make any sudden moves or lane changes.

It's not hard.

I laughed at every single "accident" I saw.

Every single one.

I even once rolled down the window and yelled out "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE MOTHER F***ER!"

And then you hear about those kids or teenagers or adults being "swept away" in the flood control channels or the LA river.

WTF are they doing IN the flood control channels anyway?

Oh that's right. This is a BLUE state.

It's someone elses fault. And in this case, Mother Nature.

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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1986 times:

Matt, you've shown you're a grade AAA ass with this post. Not everybody is a perfect driver like you are  Yeah sure. First you have reduced visibility. You also have hydroplaning, where you cannot control your car. Accidents occur, sometimes circumstances happen where its out of the driver's hands.

But apparently, 15 inches of rain, flooded roadways, 50 ft. visibility, mudslides, that should have no effect whatsoever.

Moron...



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1977 times:

I laughed at every single "accident" I saw.

Every single one.

I even once rolled down the window and yelled out "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE MOTHER F***ER!"


Your posts are getting weirder and weirder. First gun control turns the US into a Communist country, now this.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1977 times:

Oh that's right. This is a BLUE state.

Oh come on, stop bullshitting yourself with politics. There are bad drivers everywhere that screw things up.

P.S. Stop trying to be the outspoken prophet for common sense, your posts are just annoying.

[Edited 2005-01-10 02:04:55]


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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1974 times:

Tbar220, come on. You are ridiculous. If someone is not as good of a driver as MattD is then maybe they should stay off of the road. Reduced visibility? WTF? You have your headlights. Simply go at a slow speed if you feel like you can't handle it. Hydroplaning? WTF? If you go slow and careful this won't happen. There are NO circumstances where it is out of the drivers hands. If you are such a moron that you can't drive in bad weather, you should have your license revoked. People always have to find a damn excuse.

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1969 times:

I laughed at every single "accident" I saw.

Every single one.

I even once rolled down the window and yelled out "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE MOTHER F***ER!"


Wow...I can't believe what you just posted... you really need help dude! Seriously...

Unbelievable...

BN747



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1966 times:

There are NO circumstances where it is out of the drivers hands.

Yeah, how about when someone comes plowing into YOU. There are bad drivers, and that is not going to change. Stop trying to turn this into a little right wing love-fest for self accountability.



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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1964 times:

I think that the bigger picture here is that our society is filled with scapegoating. Nobody ever wants to accept responsibility for their actions. If there is an excuse people will find one.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1962 times:

Then tell your little friend not to politicize it...


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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1960 times:

Yeah, how about when someone comes plowing into YOU. There are bad drivers, and that is not going to change. Stop trying to turn this into a little right wing love-fest for self accountability.


Exactly, there it is still someones fault. Someone is always to blame. In this case it is not the weathers fault, but an idiots fault.


User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1943 times:

"Reduced visibility? WTF? You have your headlights"

Enlighten me, how are headlights going to help you in the rain??!!


User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1938 times:

Enlighten me, how are headlights going to help you in the rain??!!


HUH????? Of course headlights help you in the rain. How do you think MattD got home? Through his psychic instincts?


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

I even once rolled down the window and yelled out "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE MOTHER F***ER!"

I'm seriously trying identify with someone (sane) doing this...

I'm trying to picture me driving and the passenger in my car yelling this out the window.There's no one I know who's unstable enough who do such a thing. A ignorant teenager yeah... but an adult? Make that a sane adult? I just don't think it's possible.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Headlights are not to help you see in the rain, unless it's nighttime.

Headlights in the rain are so that others can see you.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

http://www.visualexpert.com/Resources/weather.html

Enough said.


User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

777236, then maybe we should make driving illegal during rain. Smile

User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

There are NO circumstances where it is out of the drivers hands.

Bravo7e7, that is a FALSE statement. Have you ever driven on ice and snow?
No matter how cautious you are, you can get out of control. Even if you have four wheel drive, it is USELESS on ice.

And MattD, you are just as much as a risk when you take the time to divert your attention from driving and yell motherf'er out your window. If someone had pulled out in front of you, it could have been ugly, because YOU were not paying attention.

But I agree, pile ups in SoCal just because of RAIN? Pansies.  Laugh out loud



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Bravo7e7

Maybe we should realise that rain does cause accidents.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

The term "accident" is obsolete. Accident implies something that is of no one's fault. Cops, EMS folks, hospitals, insurance companies, etc. call them what they are: crashes.

User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

It is not DIRECTLY the rain, but rather the misjudgements and mistakes of the drivers.

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Hey Matt D, just like what Milli Vanilli said, Blame it on the Rain  Big thumbs up


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

It is not DIRECTLY the rain, but rather the misjudgements and mistakes of the drivers.

No, it is directly the rain. The rain makes driving conditions more hazardous, hence the rain is to blame.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Well...most of the drivers use headlights at ALL times of the day here in Australia, irrespective of the weather. It helps enormously in judging distances to overtake etc...especially if the road is long and straight (and there are lots of highways like that here).




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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

In other words if my car bumps into your Ferrari, then my insurance does not have to pay because it was the rains fault, right?

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Headlights help you in the dark, at night, not in the rain.

Edit: Fair enough, in the rain they help for identification but besides that they don't by any means give you better driving visibility.

[Edited 2005-01-10 03:06:52]

25 777236ER : In other words, if an aircraft has a CFIT in bad weather, the NTSB blames bad weather.
26 Saxdiva : Hmm. Matt, I guess I can understand your frustration to some extent--I get similarly annoyed when I'm making my way CAREFULLY down the freeway so I ca
27 SKYSERVICE_330 : Saxdiva: "Casting all semantics aside, though, exactly what statistic can you show us that supports the idea that a majority of democrats = lack of pe
28 Mdsh00 : And now I have the news on and all they are doing is blathering endlessly about "rain caused accidents". While I wouldn't laugh at people who get into
29 Aerobalance : As a life-long Southern Californian, a card carrying member of the SCCA, one who has extensive time in numerous race cars on numerous road courses thr
30 StarAC17 : If anyone thinks that driving in rain is hard try driving 175km in a snowstorm and that requires some patience and a lot of luck when trucks who don't
31 Matt D : It's nice......I don't know how new it is though. It's on Main St, about a mile or so north of the 91, right after you pass the bottom of the hill. Je
32 Mdsh00 : It's nice......I don't know how new it is though. It's on Main St, about a mile or so north of the 91, right after you pass the bottom of the hill. Je
33 ZKSUJ : Rain or Shine, I catch the bus. No stress for me.
34 777236ER : also had the misfortune of encountering another not-so-bright individual. Some dipshit stalled his pickup truck (or maybe it broke down...who knows) r
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