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Old 5th August 2008, 20:47   #31
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Not calling anyone out, pointing fingers or speaking to anyone specifically. This is in regards to the overall theme of the thread:

A fast car does not entitle anyone to drive recklessly. A badge does not entitle anyone to drive recklessly. A badge does not entitle anyone to more respect than any other car. What the car is built to sustain and what is safe on public roads are two different things. A Prius (gag) will do 100mph+.

Having said that, I freely admit that I'm in the club that drives above the speed limit. Rarely, significantly above. But I do this understanding that if I get caught, it's my ticket, my accident, my fault etc. George Carlin was a brilliant man. One has to know that in going fast people think they are a maniac.

Buying a car only buys you one thing, and the faster the car, the more you have - Responsibility.
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"I had an interesting experience the other day...I was jumping on the interstate in my beast and I immediately merged into the fast lane and hit it. I was probably going about 100mph when I passed a 2000-ish 3 series, which was in the middle lane. As I was passing him, the guy honked at me and threw his hands up in the air like I am some jerk driving recklessly. What gives? What kind of guy (who also drives a BMW) would not applaud an outward expression of performance. I laughed and kept going, but if he thought that was "reckless OR FAST" his wife should take back her 3 series let that guy drive the family minivan. Some people don't get it... "

Maybe he was givin it the SHOULDA GOT THE "M"
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Old 5th August 2008, 21:03   #33
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Drive your car the way its made for and just dont care about people.
If they are slow, its their mistake.
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Congratulations on having the stupidest post I've ever seen here!

(Unless that was sarcasm....then, sorry)
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Old 5th August 2008, 21:12   #34
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Not calling anyone out, pointing fingers or speaking to anyone specifically. This is in regards to the overall theme of the thread:

A fast car does not entitle anyone to drive recklessly. A badge does not entitle anyone to drive recklessly. A badge does not entitle anyone to more respect than any other car. What the car is built to sustain and what is safe on public roads are two different things. A Prius (gag) will do 100mph+.

Having said that, I freely admit that I'm in the club that drives above the speed limit. Rarely, significantly above. But I do this understanding that if I get caught, it's my ticket, my accident, my fault etc. George Carlin was a brilliant man. One has to know that in going fast people think they are a maniac.

Buying a car only buys you one thing, and the faster the car, the more you have - Responsibility.
I agree with you on the reckless driving. But what may be reckless to one person may not be to another. There are people that think that everyone should drive 55mph on the highway and to those types of people anyone going over that speed is "reckless". Those are usually the ones that are in the far left lane doing 55 and getting passed on the right.

I say let the ones pass that are willing to take the risk and get a ticket don't try to enforce the law yourself . Let the police do their job, they have to make a living as well.

And, I myself would never drive a Prius at 100+, because that car would hendle like $h!# at that speed.
I do however feel very comfortable driving the M at that speed.

Just my $.02
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Old 5th August 2008, 21:17   #35
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I agree with you on the reckless driving. But what may be reckless to one person may not be to another. >>>

Blowing by *anyone* at double their speed is reckless. Period.
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I agree with you on the reckless driving. But what may be reckless to one person may not be to another. >>>

Blowing by *anyone* at double their speed is reckless. Period.
But what I was referring to is doing 75 or 80 on the highway.
I do not consider that to be reckless!
Correct me if I'm wrong!!!
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I agree with you on the reckless driving. But what may be reckless to one person may not be to another. >>>

Blowing by *anyone* at double their speed is reckless. Period.
+1! Also, at any given time, it is not usually YOUR "driving ability" (or lack thereof) that causes problems. It's usually the unpredictability of the "other driver" who fails to judge (or expect) your speed correctly, and makes a maneuver that you can't avoid...I don't care how good a driver you are if someone unsuspectingly turns into you while you are doing 100+. You are most likely toast (so are the drivers around you)

Save the high speed runs for the track where you can develop your reaction times and skill safely. The M is such a well designed car, and drives so easily at high speeds, often it gives people a false sense of security in their own skills.

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I agree with you on the reckless driving. But what may be reckless to one person may not be to another. >>>

Blowing by *anyone* at double their speed is reckless. Period.
Yes, generally not good practice. Most people don't react positively to the 'maniac' roaring past them. I'm keenly aware of this when I'm the maniac, so I watch carefully for signs of 'retaliation' (sudden blocking lane changes, etc). On my 140+ mph cruise on Sunday, it was on a sparsely traveled 4-laner. But I did pass a few cars, and at least one of them was not happy (honking).

If you've read Alex Roy's book, he was generally careful to ask 'permission' via CB before passing truckers. One can never be sure if one's plate may be called in by an irate driver...

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Yes, generally not good practice. Most people don't react positively to the 'maniac' roaring past them. I'm keenly aware of this when I'm the maniac, so I watch carefully for signs of 'retaliation' (sudden blocking lane changes, etc). On my 140+ mph cruise on Sunday, it was on a sparsely traveled 4-laner. But I did pass a few cars, and at least one of them was not happy (honking).

If you've read Alex Roy's book, he was generally careful to ask 'permission' via CB before passing truckers. One can never be sure if one's plate may be called in by an irate driver...

Dave
I've found this to be the opposite. Most of them hate "4 wheelers". I always hear, "there goes a jet" or "bear bait" when I pass trucks over the CB.
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