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Old 01-02-2015, 11:22 AM
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What is WRONG with people?

Got on the highway today at 5:30 am with exactly two other cars in sight.

I put on distronic at 70mph(as otherwise I'm going 80+ before I know it). I come up behind the first car and move to the left to pass. I stay in the left lane to pass the f150 about 50' in front. As I get near the truck he speeds up. (pet peeve number 1 but whatever). I move over into the right lane behind him and distronic spaces us out to 50' at least. and he slows down again.
what the hell.
as distronic slows me down, I move into the left lane to pass. I go by they guy, and when I'm 15' past him, he speeds up again! so now he's even with my mirror. I haven't touched the gas since I got on the highway a few miles before.
I didn't bother to time how long it took the ML550 to get from 70-120mph, but it wasn't that long. the truck actually seemed to make an initial acceleration but thought better of it. I had half a mile on him pretty quick, put the distronic back on and didn't see him again.
I don't know what motivates people to drive so f-ing counter-intuitively? and i really don't like how easy it is to get me to drive like an even bigger ***.
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This behavior is common. It's called "The Herd Instinct"
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I once had to go 181 km/h to get by one of those cretins, who otherwise could not exceed 90 km/h in a 110 km/h highway. Thank god I had the power to get by her, yup her.
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Some "people" seem disrespected if you try to pass them. They feel that their speed in the fast lane should set the pace for all others and take great exception to anyone who challenges them.

Be wary as most of these idiots have no experience in driving over 80mph and often find out, too late, that they are not exempt from the laws of physics and wil demonstrate these laws with spectacular results!
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Also be very aware that these idiots sometimes have guns and will take a shot at you. Happened to friend of mine in Florida on I-95.
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Also be very aware that these idiots sometimes have guns and will take a shot at you. Happened to friend of mine in Florida on I-95.
Fight crime. Shoot back!
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Also be very aware that these idiots sometimes have guns and will take a shot at you. Happened to friend of mine in Florida on I-95.
What??

Are you serious? Where was it exactly ? Near what major City?
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Y'all need to watch out here in Florida.
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Are you serious?
I note that you're located in Switzerland. Unlike your courteous drivers, in the States we have a phenomenon called "road rage." Someone gets cut off, for example, and a confrontation ensues, sometimes leading to a fist fight or worse.
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What??

Are you serious? Where was it exactly ? Near what major City?


Jacksonville. It is not an unusual occurance in the state of Florida.
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Jacksonville. It is not an unusual occurance in the state of Florida.
Florida has had more than one successful "stand your ground" defense of road rage murder.
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Wow this is insane :-(

I am once a year between Orlando and Daytona and never excepted crazy things like that possible!
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Got on the highway today at 5:30 am with exactly two other cars in sight.

I put on distronic at 70mph(as otherwise I'm going 80+ before I know it). I come up behind the first car and move to the left to pass. I stay in the left lane to pass the f150 about 50' in front. As I get near the truck he speeds up. (pet peeve number 1 but whatever). I move over into the right lane behind him and distronic spaces us out to 50' at least. and he slows down again.
what the hell.
as distronic slows me down, I move into the left lane to pass. I go by they guy, and when I'm 15' past him, he speeds up again! so now he's even with my mirror. I haven't touched the gas since I got on the highway a few miles before.
I didn't bother to time how long it took the ML550 to get from 70-120mph, but it wasn't that long. the truck actually seemed to make an initial acceleration but thought better of it. I had half a mile on him pretty quick, put the distronic back on and didn't see him again.
I don't know what motivates people to drive so f-ing counter-intuitively? and i really don't like how easy it is to get me to drive like an even bigger ***.
Isn't it horrible to have all that power and not being allowed to use it? The speed limit in the Chicago area is 55 and I think getting caught going 120 would be considered reckless and have some kind of jail punishment. I got 2 speeding tickets within one week with my C350 in 2012, after that I drove a lot more slowly and I didn't look happy doing it!
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