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7/23/2021 7:58 pm  #1


Road Rage -Detroit Style

Without exaggeration, I cannot remember the last week in which there wasn't a road rage shooting reported on Detroit's freeways.  Not just an incident...but a shooting.  And it's not one obsessed news source, either (but I will use the same one for example links because I'm lazy)

Last week, there was this.:  Woman shot at for going round a slow moving car in the overtaking lane (it's not illegal in MI to pass on the inside)

tonight, this: back window of in-the-way tow truck shot out

Detroit freeways can already be scary AF and I'm no Sunday Driver ....general traffic speed is 20-30 over the posted limit but the odd idiot chooses to go the speed limit and a good percentage of drivers drift across all three lanes like they're busy rolling one on their thigh and just glance up occasionally to see if there's a snack stand.  Exits are close together (4 within a mile is not unusual) and are all the traffic-entering-crossing-with-traffic-exiting-in-a-short-distance style... and the roads are mostly partially under the city so the (vehicle-debris-filled) shoulders are narrow and edged by concrete barriers/walls.  I lost count of all the accidents i saw when I was driving downtown to work the elections -and that was at 4am......

(If you ever need to drive them, Saturday morning is not a bad time if you have any choice in the matter -that's when we used to it when setting off on a road trip that required crossing the border into Canada.... )  ....did  I just condemn someone to getting shot at tomorrow morning by posting that? https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/unsure.png


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity  Amelia Earhart
 

7/23/2021 10:29 pm  #2


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monster wrote:

Exits are close together (4 within a mile is not unusual) and are all the traffic-entering-crossing-with-traffic-exiting-in-a-short-distance style...



in Washington  those hazards are described in the traffic reports on the radio as the "collector - distributor lane".

ugh.  I'm so, so glad that I don't deal with them on a regular basis anymore.

 


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7/24/2021 7:01 am  #3


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Everybody seems to think they need to go around armed now, it's a good thing we're all perfectly capable of keeping a cool head.


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

7/24/2021 11:28 am  #4


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Give a gun to an adult who is still a child.  And then he is entitled.  Suddenly anything he feels must be right.  Guns (empower) change the mindset of all humans. Especially those that are still children.
 

 

7/24/2021 12:22 pm  #5


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griff wrote:

...t's a good thing we're all perfectly capable of keeping a cool head.

Uh, yeah...
 


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7/28/2021 7:21 pm  #6


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