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Idiot Drivers at Red Lights

Last night, I was on my way home from a formal meeting, and I pull up at a red light next to a guy leaned all of the way into the back seat of his Charger R/T with a girl in the passenger seat. He kept looking over at me hard, and I knew he'd hit it when the light turned.

Good thing I didn't run him.

When the light changed, he floored it, immediately spinning out from the right lane, across the left lane I was in, and into oncoming traffic before correcting himself. If I'd launched, the passengers side of my Mustang would be toast.

The worst part is, he tried AGAIN at the next light.

Playing and running is one thing, especially when on a course, but burning out across two lanes of traffic in a downtown city is crazy. What kind of morons have y'all encountered?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2015
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I be one of those idiots.lol.
Comin home from work on Friday, I thought I saw a local AFM member (Boink) goin the other way. He wants to hear my cams and we haven't had chance to meet up yet. I was rolling by him in 2nd and punched it to give him a good listen. Tires broke loose and I got out of it right away. Thank God it tracked straight.
Best part is, it wasn't even him. Haha.


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Everyone and their grandma wants to race my car. Maybe because it's red, like bulls perhaps. I mean, everyone, like altimas, busted old caddys, cars with 26" rims, etc. Occasionally, there will be a nice Challenger or Camaro, but those guys tend to be smart and know when to push it and when to throttle back. More of a friendly game than real street racing and I only engage them where it is clear without traffic. I usually let the fools go so they can puff out their chests and brag to their friends how they destroyed the 5.0. I'd rather drive home intact.

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I like to have fun as much as the next guy, but there's a fine line between smoking that R/T or SS and losing control because I have no idea what I'm doing. Lol

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2007 Mustang GT 5-speed 3.31 gears, Hidden Hitch Receiver, Barton Short Throw, JBA LTs, Borla Touring Axle Back, and Lito tuned SCT X4. BMR SP009, KYB Shocks & Struts, J&M CC plates, J&M LCAs. 4 Piston Brembos
255/45ZR18 front 295/40ZR18 rear
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Oh there are morons aplenty out there for sure.

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