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    Thanks everyone. There's no question that the person in front (who happened to be my DH) was in the right for stopping completely and that the person honking behind was just an impatient ****. But the fact that my DH felt the need to get out of his car and confront the honker bothers me - a lot. He feels that it was completely appropriate to do so, but I feel that it was aggressive and ridiculous behaviour on his behalf. I wanted to get some balanced views before telling which side of the story I was coming from, to see if I am the only one who would find his behaviour inappropriate.

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    This is why I don't ever want to drive. Why beep? Where do you possibly need to be that you couldn't be 20 or 30 seconds later to? A covert operation? Far out, just wait, people. Just sit and chill at a stop sign for a minute. I don't get why everyone is in such a huge rush all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    This is why I don't ever want to drive. Why beep? Where do you possibly need to be that you couldn't be 20 or 30 seconds later to? A covert operation? Far out, just wait, people. Just sit and chill at a stop sign for a minute. I don't get why everyone is in such a huge rush all the time

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    I agree, if you are that impatient that you can't stand being held up for a minute at a stop sign, you shouldn't be on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    This is why I don't ever want to drive. Why beep? Where do you possibly need to be that you couldn't be 20 or 30 seconds later to? A covert operation? Far out, just wait, people. Just sit and chill at a stop sign for a minute. I don't get why everyone is in such a huge rush all the time

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    yup. ^ Impatience is a trait I have no time for..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    This is why I don't ever want to drive. Why beep? Where do you possibly need to be that you couldn't be 20 or 30 seconds later to? A covert operation? Far out, just wait, people. Just sit and chill at a stop sign for a minute. I don't get why everyone is in such a huge rush all the time

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    20 seconds at a stop sign with no traffic is actually a pretty long time, I'd probably beep mostly because I'd be worried you'd had a stroke .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphrosyne View Post
    20 seconds at a stop sign with no traffic is actually a pretty long time, I'd probably beep mostly because I'd be worried you'd had a stroke .
    Yes but that's sort of my point. 20 seconds at a stop sign seems a long wait, but that 20 seconds at the end of the journey when you get out of the car and go about your business is completely unnoticeable. I always roll my eyes at people who cut it front of you, or zip into the next lane dangerously to catch the green light. Then you catch up with them at the following red. Yep that impatient driving style is saving stacks of time! Whole seconds

    But I agree on the stroke thing. I'd probably think the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterpure View Post
    I failed my first driving test purely for not stopping long enough at a stop sign.

    I think partly for that reason I am very vigilant about actually stopping at stop signs, irrespective of how much traffic there is the area etc. If someone 'honked' at me I would glare and shake my head at them through my rear view mirror and probably gesture at the stop sign. I think there are way too many idiots on the road that don't actually pay any attention to signs.

    Curious as to where the OP is going with this one?
    I got 3 non critical errors (or whatever they are called) for stopping too long..lol.
    Couldn't be failed for it but I got a massive grilling by the assessor for it. He went off about how dangerous it is and how it causes accidents.

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    I would expect a driver in front of me to stop at a stop sign...

    However after a few seconds , esp if there are no cars coming I would expect them to just go. If they didn't I would give a quick beep. If the driver then came out and spoke to me I would think them a bit of a wierdo. Sorry..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    I was taught (and it was part of my test) you have to be at a complete stop for 3 seconds
    Yeah I just passed my test 2 months ago and the correct answer was to come to a complete stop and wait 3 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    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"?
    Not reasonable,normal or justified to me for the person to be honking at all! Purpose of a horn is to alert in potentially dangerous situations not to 'hurry along' the person in front of you.

    If the person in front physically removed themselves from the car and said what you wrote above, thats dangerous given the recent news lately about road rage etc, but i certainly wouldn't blame them! Probably more satisfying them flipping the bird




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