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    Default Road rage?

    I need some outside perspectives. If you were stopped at a T intersection with a stop sign, with a few cars behind you, and the person in the car behind you honked their horn to encourage you to hurry through the intersection, would you consider it reasonable, normal or justified to get out of your car and say to the honker "I'll go when I'm ready thank you"?

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    If u have stopped, that's the right thing to do if there's a stop sign there. A mate got done by the cops because she gave way instead of stopping. The impatient person can just wait a few seconds!!!

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    depends how long they had been there...if there were continuous gaps and they were not moving, a gentle honk is reasonable imo

    If they had only just stopped and there was lots of cars going past and there had not been an opportunity to go...it is not reasonable.

    Neither are road rage though...road rage is...rage...and 1 honk or a polite "back off" do not make rage.

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    I would never consider it normal, reasonable or justified to get out of the car and confront someone about beeping their horn.
    Having said that, I also can't picture beeping someone to hurry them up through an intersection. Seriously, how much time could it save? They're gonna go eventually...when they feel they have a big enough gap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Song View Post
    depends how long they had been there...if there were continuous gaps and they were not moving, a gentle honk is reasonable imo

    If they had only just stopped and there was lots of cars going past and there had not been an opportunity to go...it is not reasonable.

    Neither are road rage though...road rage is...rage...and 1 honk or a polite "back off" do not make rage.
    I agree with this^. It's so frustrating when people sit at intersections for extended periods of time so I really wouldn't blame the person behind for honking.


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    People seem to be incredibly impatient and inconsiderate on the roads so I think that the people behind the first car just have to wait...unless the driver in front is putting their make up or something equally rediculous.

    I don't think it is unreasonable for the person in the first car to get out and politely let the other person know that they will proceed when they feel that they can safely do so....as long as the first driver does it in a calm and friendly manner, not in an aggressive/angry manner.

    I think the first driver needs to be a bit careful though, just in case the tooting driver from behind is not only impatient but also a nut job.

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    Interesting. Here's some more info: The intersection is on a country road and there were no cars coming.

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    I have never honked at anyone on the road. I have, however, muttered under my breath and silently cursed idiots on the road, but I don't like to beep... you never know what loony could be behind the wheel IMO...

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    It's never ok to get out of your car and give someone a mouthful. That's a sign that you have lost control. What ever happened to just sticking your finger up?

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    Each car must stop at a stop sign, no matter if there is a car coming or not. I think it is about 3 seconds that you have to stop for.


 

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