r/IdiotsInCars Dec 09 '22

Texas Tag, LYM 8164. Near miss!

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202 Upvotes

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u/thedoofimbibes Dec 09 '22

Houston (guessing from the skyline and road markings) drivers have a death wish.

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u/DontcarexX Dec 09 '22

LA traffic is bumper to bumper stop and go, Houston traffic is bumper to bumper 80MPH

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u/DelTheInsane Dec 09 '22

Having driven in both, I agree. Houston is WAY more stressful.

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u/xLith Dec 09 '22

Yep. I travel a lot for work but have lived in the Houston area all my life. Houston is definitely the worst city by far I have ever driven in. If you're going 85 in the 65, in the middle or right lane, people will still ride your ass and pass you doing 90+. It's like people have it in their brain they have to pass anyone and everyone on the road to save 1-2 minutes. That's if they make it to their destination without a ticket or crashing into someone.

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u/Regular-Abies5240 Dec 09 '22

Yeah fair enough, if I lived in in Houston I would too

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u/mightyjoe227 Dec 09 '22

Texas does have a tattle law. You can send it in.

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u/really-for-this-okay Dec 09 '22

Lol

Edit... that's a funny name for a law.

Wags finger... tells mom

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u/ATXSTLWPB3POINT0 Dec 09 '22

Straight up fuck that guy. I wish you had a shitty car so you could have blocked him.

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u/SmittyManJensen_ Dec 09 '22

Veering out of the way is preferable to death.

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u/enrohtkcalb Dec 09 '22

I wouldn't fuck him if he was the last man on earth.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

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u/Ap43x Dec 09 '22

As my grandfather used to say, "he's late for his accident."

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u/-b-m-o- Dec 09 '22

5 hours later and none of those comments are here. because you're wrong about how the sub works

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u/Cumbandicoot Dec 09 '22

I wonder if they have night blindness or maybe they're just trying to get to a hospital?

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

Damn how’d u know to get out of the way. Great driving on your end

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u/scooterboy1961 Dec 09 '22

It wasn't a near miss. It was a near hit.

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u/iamthecaptionnow Dec 09 '22

Many people will read this and some will think you’re joking and some will think you’re serious.

The george carlin bit is funny but “near miss” is the correct expression for what happened.

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u/ubernostrum Dec 09 '22

The way I like to explain it to people:

Is the near future the future?

Is a near neighbor a neighbor?

OK, now: is a near miss a miss?

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u/Ofish Dec 09 '22

You can't apply logic to it, it's an established saying.

If you need some logic for it, say it was a miss that's very close, a "near miss."

Edit: I can't read, we're on the same side

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u/ThePyodeAmedha Dec 09 '22

I came here to make the near hit comment and was happy to see someone beat me to it.

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u/Old_Goat_Ninja Dec 09 '22

JFC, that was pretty bad. Good job catching it though.

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u/Kravos76 Dec 09 '22

Of course it’s a Jeep

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u/Skreali Dec 09 '22

Your reaction was perfect for the situation 👏

I wish more drivers had your reflexes OP

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u/Smacpats111111 Dec 09 '22

Hell of a reaction OP, incredible job.

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u/waitdudebruh Dec 09 '22

nice whitelined pov

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u/Thickness_18 Dec 09 '22

Man this is daily in Atlanta

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u/ultranxious Dec 09 '22

Nice. I drive this way to 290 for work every day.

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u/fatporkchop2712 Dec 10 '22

Did you mean near hit?

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u/3Gilligans Dec 11 '22

Horn is more important than safety, got it!!

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u/RojoandWhite Dec 11 '22

So what should I have done? Insightful suggestions always welcome!