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So I am just driving myself and my GF to get groceries when I line up with a Lincoln LS with tints next to me. There are two "go strait" lanes that merge and I figure I'll just pass the Lincoln and merge and be on my merry way. Well Much to my surprise, the Lincoln guy steps on it, so after shifting through 1st, I am a bit ahead against this Lincoln, and its time to merge. Instead of acknowledging that he is behind me (roughly) and I am merging in front of him, and that he should slow down, this @ssmonkey speeds up and nearly wipes himself out in the oncoming traffic lane to get around me. He then proceeds to ride my tail and look for any way to get around me. All this because I managed to get in front of him. It definitely gave myself and my GF a good scare because we thought he was going to crash into us. I almost even called the cops on the guy. Some people just can't handle losing, I suppose. I only wish I knew he was going to gun it so I could have launched the car and wouldn't have had to deal with it all. It was some old guy too, probably in a rush to change his diapers.

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No matter how poor his driving, if you were on his right you should have acknowledged that you had not completely passed him and therefore you should have hit the brakes and got behind.

Not being an ass - just stating what the law says.
 

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It was a merge to the right though, so instead of trying to pass me he really should have slowed down otherwise he would have kept driving in the oncoming lane. I stayed in my lane. The point wasn't who did what, it was who started driving like a nut case after the fact and who rode my tail and tried to swerve around me after the merge. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets into an accident before too long with a driving attitude like that.

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Maybe he was trying to get in front for a better look at your big ole' Hella driving lights. :tongue:

One qualm that I have about my WRX is that if someone gets the jump on me and I'm not expecting it, it can take awhile for boost to come on to the point where I can reel them back in. It makes those type of merge situations a little closer than necessary. I typically prepare myself to gun it if the other guy even thinks about it, though. :D Although, backing off or getting a torquey STi is always an option, too. :)
 

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It was a merge to the right though, so instead of trying to pass me he really should have slowed down otherwise he would have kept driving in the oncoming lane. I stayed in my lane. The point wasn't who did what, it was who started driving like a nut case after the fact and who rode my tail and tried to swerve around me after the merge. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets into an accident before too long with a driving attitude like that.

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Not flaming, as I've been guilty of the same thing, but the short lane has to merge. You've almost got to kind of treat it like a yield unless you're so far ahead it doesn't matter.

He didn't deal with it well, but it *sounds* like you tried to jump his lane.

Like I said. Done it myself, so I can't judge. ;)
 
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