John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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No matter what you drive, John, you're going to encounter crazy drivers. 

Don't allow others to dictate what you drive. Just stay alert and enjoy the ride!  

Oct 05, 2019 06:49 PM
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Staying aware is a good strategy. When driving and at other times. 

Oct 05, 2019 06:37 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I like this question John Mosier as I think we have all be bullied no matter what size of car we drive. It is a lot scarier when you are in a small car then in a GMC Yukon but it still happens. I've owned a couple of cars lower to the ground then a Mini Cooper but when I did I had a lead foot so I don't remember an incident such as you describe.

Oct 05, 2019 06:14 PM
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Quite the car there, John. As for aggressive drivers... they are everywhere and often have nothing to do with the kind of car you are driving.

Oct 05, 2019 10:29 PM
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Susie Kay
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I'm glad that you are ok.  We have many crazy drivers in my area, following others too close.  Often I found that they drove bigger cars/ trucks.  Of course that's not always the case.  I just don't get the mentality of following too close.  I think it's just dumb. 

 

Oct 05, 2019 06:40 PM
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Steve Higgins
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Nice car. No I haven't had that happen to me. 

Oct 05, 2019 05:57 PM
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Debra Leisek
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Such a beautiful car you have there.... we have lots of trucks and big vehicles up here for good reason

I drive a Sequoia It is big and I have a chance of winning if one of these walk across the highway in front of me. Which a smaller one did today!

                                                        

Oct 06, 2019 12:40 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
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Here it's called "aggressive driving" and it is a big problem because we have so many tourists and transplants from other states. A lot of drivers here have installed the dash cams that record both front and back...it doesn't stop an aggressive driver but comes in handy if there is an accident.

 

Oct 05, 2019 11:40 PM
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I love the notices that say "Student Driver. Please Be Patient." Maybe you could think of something clever like "Lowflying aircraft. Please give me room." OR "Get off my ass before I test your airbags." OR "Blind driver. Please be patient."

Oct 05, 2019 07:25 PM
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Glad that you made it through this safely John, bullies are everywhere, we even elected one because he was better at it than the opponents. 

Best to ignore them and not give them the attention that they crave.

Oct 05, 2019 06:12 PM
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Having spent many years in Boston traffic I am sorta used to lots of crazy drivers, but there are some who are pretty scary and irresponsible. You always have to be on the lookout!

Oct 05, 2019 09:22 PM
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Looks like a fun car John, continue enjoying it even if you must yield to those who want to go too fast or are impatient. Unable to control the actions of others, only my own!

Oct 05, 2019 06:42 PM
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Just thank your lucky stars he did not shoot you.

Oct 06, 2019 04:48 AM
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Peter Testa
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I see it happen to people who drive slow in the left lane. Road rage is a serious issue. I would move over and let them pass me at the 1st sign of them riding my bumper. Here you would soon drive past them and they'd be pulled over on the side of the road for speeding. 

Oct 05, 2019 10:13 PM
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We have a lot of F250 diesel turbos w/ chips due to the boating community hauling their 38' open fisherman boats to the ramps every weekend. In this all about me World, size matters when water is the destination, therefore, defensive driving is the rule of the day and often it's those in low places that aren't easily noticed. A driver's license does not take into consideration the vehicle under your control and therein lies the problem. Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel!    

Oct 05, 2019 07:01 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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There are jerk drivers everywhere.  I just get out of their way and let them go.  People get shot in CA for no reason.  I'm not ready to die either. Be safe out there! 

Oct 06, 2019 10:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
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In my area, most drivers are maniacs & 10 over is the standard. I noticed how small & low a Miata was the other nice day. I wouldn't like it.

Oct 06, 2019 08:28 AM
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Sorry to hear about that unfortunate experience.

Oct 06, 2019 08:05 AM
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Carol Williams
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Aggressive and rude drivers are everywhere. Beautiful car, John. 

Oct 06, 2019 07:03 AM
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Tom Bailey
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I hate to say it, but a no bullying sign will probably make worse!

Oct 06, 2019 05:50 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
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Not really a problem here, but drive safe 

Oct 06, 2019 05:04 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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I just pull over as it is not worth the effort to rile them more!

Oct 06, 2019 04:25 AM
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Oh, man. 

 

Oct 05, 2019 07:05 PM
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John Pusa
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John Mosier there are strange drives in my area too.

Oct 06, 2019 09:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I love that car.... I have a 400 series hardtop convertible.... yours is my next one!!! I love a Roadster.... no back seat.... a true sports car....

Oct 06, 2019 05:59 AM
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Carla Freund
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I think there are aggressive drivers everywhere. It may feel perfectly safe to them and they don't realize how it feels for smaller cars. Of course, there are those who just don't care.

Oct 06, 2019 05:48 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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I often pull over and let the bullies pass so I can enjoy my ride in peace.

Oct 06, 2019 05:45 AM
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James Dray
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Yes sir, I see it al the time

Oct 06, 2019 03:10 AM
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The new Z4 is nice.  Same with the prior models.  I have a lowered 3 series.  Good times.

Oct 05, 2019 10:06 PM
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I simply would not drive a small car.  I was in a Fiat wreck in high school vs. log truck (I was a passenger, not the driver) and lived to tell the tale, I will NEVER drive a small car.

Oct 05, 2019 07:30 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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It all boils down to TOO DAMN MANY PEOPLE in this crazy World. What ever happened to population control?

Oct 06, 2019 07:35 AM
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Oct 06, 2019 07:16 AM
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Looks like a fun ride, but getting "up" and out of it doesn't look like much fun.

Oct 06, 2019 07:10 AM
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I drive a miata and she is low too...We get to see another part of the world

 

Oct 06, 2019 06:31 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Oh boy.

Oct 06, 2019 04:02 PM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
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John, nice ride. sometimes I just pull over and wave them by so they can bother the next car in front of me.  Driving to Hana I always let the big truck pass me, then I follow them while they clear the traffic.

Oct 06, 2019 02:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
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All of us need to be alert when driving. I see close calls every day.

Oct 06, 2019 02:01 PM
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YES Phoenix is full of crazy drivers. I've witnessed 3 acidents including one almost fatal near miss - and that's been in the last 4 months.  Trust me I am very aware and careful even more so these days.  We have to be.

Oct 06, 2019 12:07 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Always reward the bully and tailgater by slowing down. Actuate the left turn signal immediately.  Look for opportunities ahead to block the bully against a minivan.

In the past, such behavior could be tempered by allowing them to see you can dial *54 (FHP). But now, if you are holding a phone, YOU get the ticket. Ahh, so the crazies gave the bullies a win.

A bumper sticker stating "If you don't like this speed you really won't like my other speed!" could inform the tailgater what their immediate future will be.

Seems those driving big trucks believe their time to me more valuable than anyone elses and some of those truck are ear-drum bursting loud.

Oct 06, 2019 08:46 AM
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Joan Cox
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What a cute car, and there are definitely some bad drivers out there.

Oct 18, 2019 11:29 AM
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OMG John, I live and drive in crazy town Atlanta!!!  I have 2 cars I drive a cute little kia soul, plus a ford explorer and both of them get tail gated all the time.  It's not the car it's the driver behind you!!  So sorry you have idiot drivers also.

Oct 10, 2019 11:54 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Driving in Chicago, regardless of the size  of your vehicle, will quickly let you know how stupid many driver's are.

Oct 09, 2019 04:54 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Crazy drivers are everywhere, best thing to do is to pull to the side and let them pass so you can enjoy your drive.

Oct 08, 2019 06:59 AM
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John Juarez
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Drive defensively!

Oct 07, 2019 04:38 PM
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Will Hamm
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Can not understand some people on the road now a days.

 

Oct 07, 2019 11:25 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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Plenty of drivers like that in this area. A certain % of them are in the cemeteries.

Oct 07, 2019 06:51 AM