Monthly Archives February 2012

SanFran charges $480 for red-light violation, makes $3M from one camera!

By expectnothing on in News

Link - California has the most expensive red-light camera tickets in the world – the fine is so steep that one camera in Oakland generates more than $3 million a year – and a Fremont man is launching a protest group to do something about that.

Review: 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport

By expectnothing on in Subaru WRX

Story - “The redesigned Impreza marks an evolutionary step in the compact’s development. Standing on the same footprint as the vehicle it replaces, it somehow manages to provide more passenger and cargo room despite having a one-inch lower roofline.”

JUKE-R Street Race in Dubai

By expectnothing on in Videos

As some in the cars group pointed out, the race isn’t really fair because the other exoctics are stuck in first gear and can’t even get going. A more fair race would be to include an Evo, WRX, etc.

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    • Stoshy on:
      What to do when Pulled Over by a Cop
      Do you know why I pulled you over? No, Officer. Do you know how fast you were going? Yes, Officer. Oh really? How fast? . . . (Silence is not an admission of guilt. 5th Amendment) Always refer to them as "Officer". It is the respectful way to address them. Saying Sir or Ma'am may give them the notion you have been to prison. Inmates are conditioned to say Yessir/Nossir. If they ask you to exit the vehicle, do so and comply. They can drag you out by your hair if they want to for noncompliance. Always be respectful. It will make your life easier in the end. It may lighten the mood of the police officer. No sudden movements. If they ask for your information, list their specific location and note aloud your actions in retrieving them. If your papers are in say a far away glovebox, ask for permission to retrieve them. The Officer is expecting the worst. They do not know if you are some cop-hating, gun toting, drug addict seeking to end their lives. They will react in self-defense. They will rain hell down on you first to protect themselves and their partners. Never argue with a cop. Argue your case in court. Signing a ticket is not an admission of guilt, just an acknowledgement that you received it.
    • Jeffie on:
      According to California Highway Patrol there is no fast lane on freeways or highways. Therefore motorists who engage in aggressive driving by tailgating are taking away the rights of other motorists to drive safely in the lane of their choice, and motorists who tail gate are also breaking the law.
    • jeff on:
      Asian Drivers
      Asians, indians, Mexicans and Prius drivers all suck. I hate living in CA and am going move back to europe. U.S. is toast...
    • Daxy on:
      Inability to merge Excessive braking (will accelerate to infinity then brake to zero; no in between) Don't understand how lanes work Most don't consciously know where they are going or what they are doing
    • A on:
      Rules of the road for dumbass drivers!!!!!! 1) Observe the speed limit. Yes, it is 65. Yes, thats technically called a limit, but if you consider the law of the road, you will notice that 65 in a minimum. There is no reason to go under the speed limit if traffic conditions and your vehicle will so permit. And both of these things are evident to every driver in the road. If you must go below 65 (either because you are very very very old, Asian, or in general, a total pussy) do so in the right hand lane, also known as the slow lane. You will find that this is the most appropriate location for your timid and sluggish maneuvering. Stay out of the other lanes, especially the left hand lane, also known as the fast lane. Be courteous. Most people are going to go over 65. If you find yourself going 65 in the fast lane, do one of the following: a) flip your turn signal andmove over b) speed up and then stay sped up. Don't pull that shit where you speed up for 1,000 yards and then return to your snails pace. 2) Check your rear-view mirror. Did you notice that your car comes equipped with a mirror at the top of your windshield? Did you know what thats for? Glance up at that rear view mirror every so often. You might find interesting things, like a chrome grill two feet from your bumper. If you see such a sight, see 1a) or 1b). 3) Ease off the brakes. Yes, your brakes are there to slow you down or bring your vehicle to a stop. Another way to slow down your vehicle is to ease off the gas. Doing so naturally slows your car and prevents you creating unnecessary traffic jams at what you deem to be hazardous parts of the freeway (10 degree curves, and Amber-alert signs). During traffic jams, you may notice that your car is not moving anywhere fast. This means that if you keep a moderate distance between yourself and the car ahead of you, you can use the above tip to slow your car. There is no need to zoom up to the cars back bumper and slam on the brakes, or honk at my ass when Ive left 8 feet between me and the car ahead of me. But dont be an asshole. If youre in the fast lane and you see car after car cutting ahead of you into the open space,then move the fuck up. 4) Pass with care. A) I need to get over. My turn signal is on. My move will not affect you as I am exiting the freeway anyway. So let me the fuck in. B) If you notice a car turning into your lane with ample space, do not speed up. Thats just being a dick. C) You notice the car behind you has decided to pass you probably because you did not follow rule 1), but did follow rule 2). Then, as the car passes you on the right, you decide to speed up, because you suddenly realized that you were driving like a pussy. Stop it. You are a pussy. Get out of the fast lane. Its too late for redemption. 5) Observe traffic signals. Okay, the red light, green light thing is pretty clear. Most of the time, you can just follow the cars ahead of you who understand the rule, with one cardinal exception: you are at the front of the line. If you find yourself in the pole position at a stoplight, you have only one responsibility: pay attention to the goddamn light! Jesus Christ! Is it that hard?! Do you realize that your lack of consideration and attention affects every single car behind you? Pay attention, asshole. 6) Right-turn on red. Yes, you can make a right turn on red, unless prohibited by a traffic sign. This move is not optional if there are cars behind you. Failing to advance to make a right turn on a red is like stopping at a green light. It's not a choice, they made the law for a reason. Move up, check for traffic, and make the damn turn. Also, you may notice that oncoming cars will be coming in multiple lanes. If there are no cars in the far-right lane where you will be turning, you may advance. Dont be a pussy. Go. 7) Be cautious when turning. As in, be cautious so that your trunk wont end up in your back seat. Though changing the direction of the vehicle may be disconcerting for some, the maneuver requires that your vehicle maintain some velocity. In other words, don't slow down so god damn much to make the turn. You will be okay. You will reorient yourself upon making the turn. So speed the fuck up, make your turn and get out of the fucking way! Written by JDP 2005
    • A on:
      "Boss", Your grammar and spelling is atrocious! You are probably a bigger idiot than the people on the road! Get an education before you rant about others. You sound very ignorant.
    • A on:
      Asian Drivers
      OMG. This is so true and hilarious!! I was honestly laughing out loud. I'm a native Orange County resident and can't tell you how many times I've encountered these same inconsiderate drivers.
    • robert hopp on:
      I have driven in all states except Alaska and California is the worst i have seen that will not move over the the right they seem to think that when they get in the express lane that they own it. Most California drivers have never seen or have never read the little white sign along the freeways the say KEEP TO THE RIGHT because very few drivers ever give up this lane no mater ho fast they are going. I have even had some of them give me the finger for passing them on the left this is how stupid they are.
    • Mike on:
      Devin: Re: Flash pass. California law, which is on signage along all the highways, is "Slower traffic keep right." You do need to move to the right if someone wants to pass, regardless of the current speed limit. Unfortunately, too many jerks like you are ignorant of the law.
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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

    Disclaimer: You’re on your own with these tips. They are not the official law and in no way represent what you should be doing should a cop pull you over.

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