Get accused of "swirling in lines" while driving.

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  1. blondie_hunter

    blondie_hunter Member

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    I was one my way home on a friday night and there was a karen who spawned out of nowhere and stopped next to me at a traffic light, then accused me of nearly causing "multiple crashes", because I was, as she described: "swirling in everyone's lines and typing on my phone" .

    I have checked the footage in my dashcam and I can't seem to find the "swirling in everyone's lines" or "typing on my phone" she mentioned. Was she refering to that when I moved a bit to the right to avoid collision to the cars parked on the left on the main road? Is that what she was karening about? Was there anything wrong with it? Seen a lot of people doing it and I don't recall any of it has caused a crash.

    Am I missing something here?

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  2. macktheknife

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    Did you tell her to fuck off? What a fuckwit.
     
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  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    All looked pretty routine, boring almost. Would like to see any rear dashcam footage. But well I'd tell her to go report you to the auto manager.
     
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  4. mareke

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    The only explanation that makes sense is that she mixed you up with another driver who did what she claimed.
     
  5. mtma

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    Does the Karen appear in the video?

    Chances are only thing swirling in lines are the bath salts.
     
  6. mr camouflage

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    Yes, She probably said swerving.

    Play the video at double speed between the 4:00 and 5:00 time stamps. Every time he passes a parked car he swerves to the right, sometimes over the lane dividing line. He even swerves towards the car in the right lane while passing a row of parked cars at 4:45.

    Just drive in the centre of your lane. Stop swerving to the right every time there is a car parked on the side of the road. It's on one side of the white line, you are on the other. You aren't going to hit it. There's probably at least a 2 foot gap, between you and the parked cars, before you swerve to the right.
     
  7. mr camouflage

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    Also this should be moved to the motoring section.
     
  8. fnp

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    You are a bit all over the place. What's with the veering off to the right whenever you pass a car?

    Thumbnail is pretty click baity too.
     
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  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Nope.

    Yep. I do this all the time. Idgaf. I don't want to be squeezed in with potential to hit cars on the left, so I will straddle both lanes, temporarily of course, so I can get past the left hazard. Cars behind me will just have to deal with it, and they do.....there's never a problem. Heaps of people do it and it never worries me or anyone else that I can tell.

    If you do it with consideration for other drivers around you it won't be an issue. Problem comes when you start cutting people off in a dangerous way, or impeaching too far across another lane, or doing it abruptly, etc etc. Give people ample notice and it won't be a problem, even with Karen.
     
  10. bart5986

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    Yes, from the video you appear to be driving like a drunk person would.

    As someone who is teaching someone how to drive, you seem to have the steering wheel smoothness of a very early on learner drive, constantly jerking left and right to stay within your lane rather then just maintaining a straight line. But the rest of the time you can't even stay in your lane.

    Or in other words, you drive like you are using a keyboard while eating a giant ice cream with one hand. :lol:

    If you aren't driving drunk, maybe time to get an eye check or something else. Please don't go back on the road in this condition.


    Your youtube description is also completely stupid, instead of trying to label people Karen's why don't you focus on your own driving ability.
     
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  11. Kommandant33

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    You should know how wide your car is, you shouldn't veer over if you don't have to. I see this all the time, and it is especially dangerous on a standard 2 lane street with street parking - cars going wide around parked cars and veering across into oncoming traffic.

    But I guess spatial awareness is just like common sense, you assume people have it.
     
  12. Audionut

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    You're all over the place like a mad woman's shit, and veered fairly fucking close to a moving vehicle to avoid air.
     
  13. Daft_Munt

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    Stay in your lane. If you are that worried about hitting a parked car try the right hand lane.

    If I was behind you, I would back the fuck off, and get away from you ASAP.
     
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    You are jerky with your steering inputs and it looks like you struggle to keep your car in a lane, honestly does look like you are on your phone or eating or occupied with something other than driving. Second the poster above, I'd be well out of your way.
     
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    Looking at the video, you are either on your phone like the person says or dont know how wide your car is or both.

    On the plus side, I give your singing 4/10
     
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  16. BitAddict

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    You're swaying a lot in your lane, I noticed when I have my car in sport steering mode I have to moderate my steering input a bit or I sort of look a little unsteady... I've also seen lane keep assist in some cars bounce from left to right as it picks up the lane markings.
    You yawn a couple of times, fatigued?
    Why do you keep moving over when you pass parked cars? That's really annoying and would probably scare some drivers around you (I can see cars passing you well over to the right of their own lane).
     
  17. fnp

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    It's a bit like people who, when turning left, veer out to the right first. You're not driving a bus, you can get your car around the corner without doing a hook manoeuvre.
     
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    YES! I see this all the time, even people in small cars.
     
  19. Flamin Joe

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    Never understood why some drivers do it as it's totally pointless and dangerous. I nearly got side-swiped one time on a two lane road when some dickhead in the left hand lane did that to turn down a side street and encroached too far into my lane.

    Seen people do this too going into their driveway like the neighbour I have down the road who goes completely on the wrong side of the road to hook around into their driveway. WTF??
     
  20. Snoops

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    The flip-side of the coin.. I wish my partner did more of this.. Keeps clipping the inside rear wheel on the curb....
     

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