What is wrong with people?

@taface412 (3177)
United States
January 10, 2009 11:05am CST
Last night I had to run to the store for something and my mom decided to go with. My dad for some reason said he didn't want us to drive that far into town because he had a feeling. We decided to go anyways, the weather wasn't bad at all and the roads were clear. Well just as we turned onto the highway I noticed three cars in the background. No big deal right? Well, as we were driving along all of a sudden the car filled with lights before I knew it....and these cars were a major distance off from me the moment I got on the highway so I know they were speeding way too fast at this point. And as the one on my left was passing with a car behind them the one that was behind me passed me on the right (on the shoulder). Fortunately I did not completely freak out and swerve on the shoulder, but looking back now that could have happened because it happened so fast. It happened so fast I could not get the plate number. Because if I had I would have called the police. Whether the morons were drunk or not they deserved to get pulled over. Would it really have been fun for them as they raced to potentially find themselves in a ditch or have killed possible innocent victims? All I can say is grow up already and get a real hobby. Have you experienced any accidents or near accidents because of street racing? Or cars playing chicken?
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@callarse1 (4794)
• United States
11 Jan 09
What?! That is very idiotic...in my state "speed racing" drag racing like that is a 6 point offense on the driving record. I cannot imagine what the insurance company would do with that being added to the driving record. Trust me if they do that all the time they are bound to find a friend police officer. HAHAHA But let me get serious...that COULD have done some real damage to themselves OR your car. I hate when people do that kind of sh*t! That is just terrible, and I want to personally apologize to you cos of these idiots that did that to you. Cheers & happy postings on myLot! Pablo
• Australia
11 Jan 09
Yeah on the news a while back an 18 year old was killed by a truck from playing chicken.
@CRIVAS (1822)
• Canada
11 Jan 09
I cannot tell you how many times my husband and I have been in near accidents because of some drivers careless driving. It is troubling to think that these people have their licence at all. I wish that people would take into consideration that when you break a traffic law, you are not the only one being put in danger. I have two young daughters and I hate driving with them in the car because of those people. I can only say that we all need to be watchful and never trust that another driver is going to be following the rules or paying attention. I am glad that you didn't panick, thankfully there are some people that still follow the rules, I only have to think that some day, hopefully Karma will rear it's ugly head and teach those drives a lesson that they live threw and learn from.
• United States
11 Jan 09
I live in Tulsa, OK and the drivers here are the biggest idiots on earth! They speed in the winter and drive like grandpas in the summer. If I had a bazooka on the front of my car it would be going off ten times a day. Every morning somebody has flipped their car over on the highway, its some kind of badge of honor for these dingdongs.
• United States
11 Jan 09
wow that's crazy any one got hurt, i hope not. is the guy locked up ,he should because we don't want a drink guy driving a truck he might hurt someone else if someone is hurt. well i wish everyone good luck and be careful
@mamacathie (3930)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Oh, taface! I am so glad all of you are ok! Praise the Lord for that! I don't know what those people were thinking, obviously not that they could get hurt. That was putting so many innocent people in danger. People just do not think of the consequences of their actions any more. Once again, I am so proud that all of you are ok. God bless you!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Oh that drives me nuts when people do that. It makes me a nervous wreck. I try my best to stay as far away as possible from cars like that. Hopefully someone will catch them.
• United States
10 Jan 09
When I was in high school I was dating a guy who thought driving fast was the only way to drive. I hated going anywhere with him unless we took my car. After awhile I thought that he had gotten better since he knew it bothered me and I let him drive. Well that night on the way home someone he knew was in front of us and was playing around and next thing I knew He decided to show up this other guy and He was passing him and we were going over 120 miles per hour when I saw the corner ahead sign. There was no way to slow down enough and we ended up wrecking. I don't remember really anything about the wreck I just remember getting out of the car and calling my mom and I was in shock. Neither of us were really hurt which we were lucky since we were going so fast. He got a bunch of tickets and his car was totaled. I think that taught him his lesson or at least I hope it did. I am much more careful about who I ride with. The person driving has your life in their hands and even if you tell them no there isn't much you can do about them driving crazy. I hope that people will come to understand how dangerous street racing can be.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
10 Jan 09
Glad to hear no one was hurt, your dad's feelings were right, hope someone acknowledged it with him. Those people need to stop playing around like that on the roads, they really could have killed someone.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Thank goodness that this turn out alright for you and your mom! We can only hope that the night ended as well for the others. I have seen people driving crazy and it is generally young people who just feel that nothing will ever happen to them. It worries me.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Jan 09
I'm glad you're safe taface, and maybe next time you'll listen to your Dad's feelings? lol You can always always trust 'instinct'! What a harrowing experience though, and good on you for keeping your head and control of your car. Where I live, street racing doesn't happen (no teenagers in town! lol), but years ago, my Dad and I were driving along a long straight road with a lot of stoplights. A muscle car came up beside us at a light and revved his engine at my Dad. Dad ignored him and allowed him to get ahead of him, then pressed the gas and passed him. We met up at the next light and this time they both revved their engines at each other. Again Dad let the other car get ahead of him, and again he ended up passing him and getting to the next lights before him. By this time the other driver was quite angry and he really revved his engine at the next lights and took off like a shot and kept the peddle to the metal. Dad just drove along sedately this time and when we got to the next lights, there was the other car, stopped with steam coming from his radiator and the driver out of the car kicking it in frustration! Dad just sailed by him with a wave and a smile............lol
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I've seen a Car Pinball once-we were walking down the street and this guy was pulling out of the parking lot of a bar in his pickup. The street was kinda complicated so you had to turn here and there and there were several dividers and curbs like in a Pinball machine-well,he didn't care! He drove right thru the dividers at 70 mph,ricocheted from one ,got back on track and tried to leave but didn't get far. From what we could see,he almost hit a person and when we ran closer it turned out(luckily) to be a friend of his who was walking ON THE SIDEWALK and somehow this guy got on the sidewalk in his pickup lol If it was a regular sedan,it would've fallen into pieces after such an adventure but that truck was only mildly scratched. The guy was sitiing in the middle of the street,drunk out of his mind,complaining that SOMEONE had run over his foot I remember us debating whether we should check on him because we saw what almost happened to that person and we were like "Oh no,he's coming back! Climb that tree,quick!" lol
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I don't understand people at all. When your doing stupid things like this you are putting yourself in danger. Don't get me wrong that is bad enough but why in the world would you want to put someone else in danger also. Use the common sense God gave you and stop and think about all the other people on the road. What if there had beem a young driver with other teenagers in the car and did not react the way you did and they killed someone.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Yea, A guy ran into the bridge at the end of the road I live on. It completely trashed the front of the truck & ripped off the front axle. He was way too drunk to be driving much less street racing. I'm sure the cops found him, he wasn't going anywhere in that wreck.
• United States
10 Jan 09
Street racing I know is not good. I have been in cars when people raced and I realize back on it was not safe, but I did get a thrill out of it. I would never do it on a highway though. On the weekends it seems to me that more people that drink are out on the roads and it is scary to me as well. Right now I have no car and I like it that way for now. I do not have to worry about getting into a accident or carrying insurance either. But to me that is really not cool on the highway and I would have called the highway patrol myself. Thank god you are okay. I hope that you get some good post to this discussion. Happy mylotting to you and have great weekend.