In Reply to: Beware of SUVs!!!! posted by Rudy on November 22, 1999 at 20:20:41:
SUVitis as you call it, infects far more people than just SUV drivers. There are tons of idiots on the road who should have their licenses suspended for their driving antics. It's quite evident why road rage exists- these idiot drivers do enough stupid things to infuriate a reasonable person.
Example of a non-SUV driver being an idiot:
I'm driving home in the rain, in heavy traffic. I get behind a left-lane squatter who won't get out of the way, even with a clear right lane. So I pass him on the right, w/o cutting him off. Well, God forbid that I pass this guy, he decides to tailgate me now at 70+mph. I accelerate- he still tailgates; I slow down- still same; I turn on my rear fog- no change; I brake test him as a last resort- still no change. Well, the brake test was ill-advised, but then he decides to make a very dangerous pass on my right and try to cut me off. I saw his move coming, so I slowed down to avoid any collision. He then tries to brake test me, in his crappy, beat-up 533i. He almost crashes when he does this, as I see he has no shocks (rear end comes up really high, lots of brake dive) and must have locked up the rears, as his tail started coming around. I was really tempted to just ram his rear wheel and send him into the concrete barrier, but that would mean I would damage my own car and I didn't want to kill the guy, so prudence prevailed. But what an idiot! I hope next time, his tail does come around, and he does it in front of a 40 ton tractor-trailer. That way, Darwin will take care of this poor excuse for a human.