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Craigslist Ranters Take on Slow "IDIOT DRIVERS" in Denver Fast Lanes

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A recent visit to the Denver Craigslist Rants & Raves page introduced us to a beginner's guide for new Coloradans that earned plenty of cheers and/or jeers from readers.

A similar variety of responses may greet the following online conversation, prompted by a post with the simple headline "IDIOT DRIVERS."

The anonymous author was set off by drivers who insist on staying in the fast lane even when they're not going particularly fast — and who refuse to move over despite the admonition that folks keep right except to pass.

A number of those who answered back to the post felt the same way — but one respondent's suggested method of retaliation was rejected by another in no uncertain terms.

Meaning there was a lot of profanity.

Check out the photo-illustrated conversation below, and click the links to see the original posts.

Post one:

WTF is wrong with drivers???? ESPECIALLY on I-70 AND on US-6???!!! Do people not understand what KEEP RIGHT UNLESS PASSING MEANS???

When there is a passing lane GET THE FUCK OVER MORONS!!!!

Are you aware the LEFT LANE is called the "DEATH LANE"??? Why would you possibly want to continually travel in that lane??? Most accidents will start in the left lane. GET THE FUCK OVER.

Post two:

I completely agree. I drive I-76 almost daily. There are signs all over the inside shoulder that say "KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS." Do you think anyone gives a shit? Nope! Just today there was a dumbass trucker poking along at 50 in a 65 in the left lane. He must have passed 3 of those signs. There wasn't even anyone in the right lane to keep him from getting over. The dumbass trucker was just oblivious to the line of 40+ cars behind him. I saw a state trooper pull a lady over one time who was doing 45 in the left lane on C-470. The people in their cars around me were cheering and clapping. It was awesome. I wish the cops would crack down on the slow pokes a little more often.

Post three:

The best thing to do is to get directly in front of them, then slow way down until they get the picture. It's the best with the big semis, because it takes them so long to get back up to the speed they want to go. And the absolute best is when they are doing it on I-70 up the to the hills. They never get going again after you slow them down. And for the regular cars, they are either going to go how slow you want them to, or get over. But you gotta have a car that can accelerate fast when you do it to the cars, because they will try and pass you, and you can't let that happen

Post four:

Ya...be a passive aggressive prick.

Get a mud hole stomped in your face.

Did you all know that RRW [Road Right of Way] motorists are involved in far more road rage incidents because they are passive aggressive pricks. In the RRW's mind, all other shitty drivers MUST be liberals. That's how meat-headed they are....

[Post one's author is] equivalent to the punk kid that would wait until he was a safe distance on his bicycle before he flipped you off or stuck out his tongue, then speed off shitting his pants that he might get caught for mouthing off.

Post five:

This may not exactly give you any comfort or relieve the idiot driver problem, but this goes on practically everywhere in the country!

These people are simply uninformed, uneducated, ignorant, inconsiderate or just plain stupid !

We can post on and on but I hardly feel that it will change a single one of them.

Not only do they cause havoc on the roadways, but in most cases they put themselves in danger!

Truckers are no exception! In many cases, especially the new drivers fresh out of some compressed driving school, they have no clue about the "courtesy and rules" of the roadways.
The seasoned real professional drivers hate them as much as the rest of us do.

I have found that just getting by the "road cones" sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle, in many instances are "distracted" with a phone up their ear, to avoid them as much as possible. GO AROUND GET DOWN THE ROAD and get them as far away as safely possible.

NOTHING I can do will wake them up to their horrible ways.

Of course, these are probably the same people who are RUBBER-NECKING when there is any minor event on the opposing side of a multi-lane roadway.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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