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    Why Do They

    .....sell shoes with such long laces?
    I end up double-tieing mine,& sometimes
    end up getting knotted?

    .....sell cars with the rear turn signals
    in the lower part of the bumper?

    ....use LED parking lights on new cars?

    .....have all four headlights on the new
    Ford trucks?

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    Re: Why Do They

    And why do we get rectangular photos when the lens is round?
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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post

    .....sell cars with the rear turn signals
    in the lower part of the bumper?
    In my state I have to ask why they bother putting turn signals on the car at all - few peolple here use them.
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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    In my state I have to ask why they bother putting turn signals on the car at all - few peolple here use them.
    I've maintained that turn signals were an optional expense a lot of folks decided to forego when buying their cars. "We should get the heated seats instead."
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    Re: Why Do They

    They're just vague suggestions since if they turn them on, they may or may not do what they just told everyone else anyway

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    Re: Why Do They

    I like the folks on the interstate with the left turn blinker on in the go fast lane doing the speed limit!
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    Re: Why Do They

    I like how they slam on the brakes and then think of the turn signal. Those double headlights on the Ford are annoying. How about the video screens you can see a mile back in the Chrysler vans? Mine are in the front headrests and you cannot see them out the back. Never have used them. Friend of mine's nephew is a Trooper in Washington State, his favorite ticket is left lane speed limit drivers. When he pulls them over, they mention they were doing the speed limit, so he gives them a second ticket of impeeding traffic.
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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    .....sell shoes with such long laces?
    I end up double-tieing mine,& sometimes
    end up getting knotted?
    For folks like me who sport God's own snowshoes every day (show size 13eeee). I need me some lace length.
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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    They're just vague suggestions since if they turn them on, they may or may not do what they just told everyone else anyway
    Never trust the blinkie light thingies. Until you see the front wheels commit to the maneuver, be wary.
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    Re: Why Do They

    Using turn signals? A sign of weakness! But then, most folks today don't know what they are.

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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    Never trust the blinkie light thingies. Until you see the front wheels commit to the maneuver, be wary.
    Good advice. Many a broadside crash has been caused due to someone coming down the pike with a signal on who doesn't end up actually turning. SOmeone pulls out becuase they "think" the other driver is turning...Boom!
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    Re: Why Do They

    People here rarely signal.WHEN they do,they are already turning.
    The other ones just use one "flash",when changing lanes.

    And then there's the idiots who always have their bright driving lights on -
    especially during the daytime.
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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    People here rarely signal.WHEN they do,they are already turning.
    The other ones just use one "flash",when changing lanes.

    And then there's the idiots who always have their bright driving lights on -
    especially during the daytime.
    The other side of the equation (at least from my experience) here in Austin is that when you DO signal a lane change, people will intentionally speed up to block you from doing so.

    The most courteous people with regards to actually letting you in to do the lane change are usually the people in the beat up older pickups. Work trucks/vans are the worst about doing their best to box you in and keep you from making your lange change (even if the lane change is moving over to get out of their way - they will invariable whip around you on the right side as soon as you signal your intent to move right).

    I will confess to being guilty of not signaling lane changes at times because of this.

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    Re: Why Do They

    I just about collected a Charger at lunch when the person driving decided to turn left, from the far right lane. Signal and turn together, and of course was holding a phone. Folks like that I wish I could grab them by the ears, shake their heads back and forth while "suggesting" "put down the @*&&!$ phone"... Mine when I drive is in my pants pocket.

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    Plenty of videos out there showing crazy drivers - mostly in Russia. Every bad move in the book.

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    Re: Why Do They

    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    I just about collected a Charger at lunch when the person driving decided to turn left, from the far right lane. Signal and turn together, and of course was holding a phone. Folks like that I wish I could grab them by the ears, shake their heads back and forth while "suggesting" "put down the @*&&!$ phone"... Mine when I drive is in my pants pocket.
    We see it a LOT down here. Out-of-state plates are given a wide birth. The: "OH CARP!! I wanna be OVER THERE!!" syndrome on full display: Whanging across three or four lanes, no signal, no regard for what may be behind them coming up at speed. Particularly during the "winter" with all the Snowbird influx.

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    Re: Why Do They

    My sister in law ( Destin/FWB ) bought a Toyota Rav4 in 2015, has the lane change indicator in mirrors. Just changes lanes because there is no warning and always takes up two spots when parking. Talks on the phone and texts too. We can be on the Interstate and will follow a slower car for miles before she realizes she can pass. Won't ride with her.
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