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arrogant, finger snapping, head tossing, jerks

In the USA, UK and Europe their specialty is racing to the end of the merging lane, and then squeezing in.

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Hey, come on now.

Although I'm not sure of the entire moral of the demographic, I've had good fortune with most of the Bimmer pilots in my neck of the woods.

I find Bimmer drivers (mostly older models) to be very polite, and they move quite briskly in the passing lane.

I'm NOT talking about the people driving the Bangle designs out today, or speaking for the SUVs. Generally, those guys are a-ho**s
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In the USA, UK and Europe their specialty is racing to the end of the merging lane, and then squeezing in.
You know the ironic thing, I used to work for the DOT and the merging lanes are designed so that drivers do exactly what you just described. Yes, you heard right, when you see a merge to one lane we design these so that all drivers merge at the merge, not a distance from it.

It has always baffled us why the typical american driver feels the need to merge before the designed merge, but then proceeds to get pissed off when someone actually does it right and moves to the head of the merge then 'squuezes' in.

In the state of Georgia (GDOT) they are starting to ticket drivers, especiallyCDL semi operators for obstructing traffic when they take it upon themselves to block the merge lane so nobody can advance to the merge zone. I know other states are also starting to fine for it.
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You know the ironic thing, I used to work for the DOT and the merging lanes are designed so that drivers do exactly what you just described. Yes, you heard right, when you see a merge to one lane we design these so that all drivers merge at the merge, not a distance from it.

It has always baffled us why the typical american driver feels the need to merge before the designed merge, but then proceeds to get pissed off when someone actually does it right and moves to the head of the merge then 'squuezes' in.

In the state of Georgia (GDOT) they are starting to ticket drivers, especiallyCDL semi operators for obstructing traffic when they take it upon themselves to block the merge lane so nobody can advance to the merge zone. I know other states are also starting to fine for it.
That's fine, so long as you don't have the jerk speeding past multiple cars trying to ram you into the center lane while riding the break-down just to squeeze in front of you. These people will literally try to force you off the road and come within inches of sideswiping your car. People like this get license renewals everyday.
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Sorry I've seen plenty of MB drivers be jerks. It has nothing to do with the car, it has to do with the fact that the BMW driver you speak of is speeding and rushing becuase he has bad time management. Oh, and I hate the women who have all the time in the world to apply their makeup and leisurly drive down the freeway, or create more traffic. Nice.

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I wish everyone was a BMW driver. Traffic would move much quicker. Aside, in Canada we have a lot of females driving X5 and their alway in and out of lanes, it's like 4 out of 5 X5s have a pedal happy female driver.
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Driving in NJ has taught me that every person on the road is my enemy.
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Driving in NJ has taught me that every person on the road is my enemy.

Driving a motorcycle has taught me that. (watch out especially for those minivans!)

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Dude I want to get a bike, but I'm too much of a pussy.
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