r/IdiotsInCars Nov 27 '22

Ran red light at major intersection, caught ‘em running the next red light

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

Reminds me of a guy I worked with for a short amount of time

He rode a low power scooter like this because (according to him I didn't fact check this) if your engine is below a certain size it doesn't need to be registered nor do you have to have a license.

His logic was if they pull him over, "he has no license or registration they can look at to identify him to actually give him a valid ticket"

He got fired sometime later, but was a weird guy

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u/Remarkable-Potato21 Nov 27 '22

Very common for dui drivers with suspended licenses. 49cc and less and you don't need to register or carry a license (most states) but you always have to follow road laws. Anytime you see a middle aged man on a scooter it's usually dui related

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u/GroovyIntruder Nov 27 '22

Our town drunk used to drive a lawnmower around.

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u/Hop-Dizzle-Drizzle Nov 27 '22

Same. It was parked at the bar every day.

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u/coyoteatemyhomework Nov 27 '22

Northern Alberta town Igrew up in the town drunk drove an antique Ford 9n tractor all year round.

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u/Guyoutsideyourdoor Nov 27 '22

Same, every time he drives past our house we all say "beer run"

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

I wouldn't be terribly surprised, the day before he and another guy were fired, some edibles were found near where everyone puts their jackets (they weren't weed I forget what they were)

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u/impassioned_exploite Nov 27 '22

Might have beenDelta 9

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u/KingOfKush690 Nov 27 '22

Bruh that's literally just a weed edible with federally legal dosage

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

Nah not thc/weed, I can't remember the company or the thing it was though when we looked it up

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u/ArmeNishanian Nov 27 '22

Kratom?

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

Holy shit I think that was it

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

Huh, yeah he and another guy were let go after they found a bag of those gummies just sitting around

I can see why now

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u/Dr_Phag Nov 27 '22

Not really true. I’ve been riding for years and there is a massive movement to park cars and ride smaller vehicles. That industry is growing fast.

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u/lll-devlin Nov 27 '22

The problem is that these people don’t pay the same fees that regular auto owners do.

To add to the frustration the majority of them do not obey the laws of the road. They think somehow that they can ride on the street or ride on a board walk or run red lights as if it the rules don’t apply to them.

What will end up happening is that those vehicles will have to be registered and people will need to get licenses…which is unfortunate because there are lots of sensible riders out there.

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u/Dr_Phag Nov 28 '22

Should they pay fees like regular auto owners? What about bikes and pedestrians? What are you proposing?

Im not sure what portion follow rules, what portion of cars follow the rules?

The goal is less cars on the road…the scooter trend achieves that.

I was disputing the scooter owners have DUIs nonsense.

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u/lll-devlin Nov 29 '22

Yes they should. This way if they break the rules they can be penalized. In society we have rules, that need to be followed for various reasons. Rules of the road are common sense rules(for the most part) put in place for safety reasons.

Imagine the chaos if you had hundreds, thousands of evokes not following rules of the road.

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u/blckdiamond23 Nov 27 '22

You met “Scooter”?! He was a plumber in CO who got a bunch of DUIs and could only ride a 49cc mini bike to work. So he got the nickname scooter. He got fired from my job too after a week when we realized he couldn’t do shit

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u/Mike2220 Nov 27 '22

Nah on the other side of the country, his scooter would never have made that trip

He wasn't that bad at doing the menial tedious stuff other people didn't want to do though

He was strange because in a conversation I had with him one day he said all that matters in life is money....and a fish tank

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u/supahotfire0624 Nov 28 '22

Does he work at McDonald’s and drive a yellow scooter?

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u/gna149 Nov 27 '22

It's the case for most places in the world that vehicles under 50 cc doesn't require an operating license. However, operating any vehicle, including a bicycle while intoxicated or riding like an idiot can still get you in trouble with the law.

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u/Gbomb002 Nov 28 '22

Road laws in most states apply to any vehicle motorized or not just because it is low power dose not mean you can run lights and and stop signs

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u/shinymetalobjekt Nov 27 '22

If your motorized vehicle is not street legal, do the laws of the street not apply to you???

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u/IO-NightOwl Nov 27 '22

Only one - That you're not allowed to drive it on the roads.

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

No, the laws do not apply to them.

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u/N3rdScool Nov 27 '22

Not with such a cool backpack anyways!

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u/workaccount1338 Nov 27 '22

me riding a lyft scooter on the street in ann arbor running stop signs lol

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u/Ravenjaws Nov 27 '22

It is street legal

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u/hatchetrachet Nov 30 '22

Probably not even close lol

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u/_ShartNado Nov 27 '22

I bet that hog gets 50 miles per gallon.

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u/cb148 Nov 27 '22

Just when I thought you couldn’t get any dumber, you go and do something like this, and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!!

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u/JTB696699 Nov 27 '22

“I gotta stop and go to the bathroom” “Just go man.”

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u/Mission_Sleep_3145 Nov 27 '22

Love this 😀

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u/Haddingdarkness Nov 27 '22

I thought the Rockies would be a lot rockier than this…

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u/Agreeable-Read2426 Nov 27 '22

I traded it straight up lmao 🤣😂

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u/ConnorMacLeod1518 Nov 27 '22

This seems like a problem that will eventually work its way out.

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u/fishingfool64 Nov 27 '22

Good job, I guess?

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u/longworkdrive Nov 27 '22

Is that loyd

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u/soggybottomboy24 Nov 27 '22

Looks like an easy way to die....

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u/traveleng Nov 27 '22

It's okay, the rider has a helmet on. That will protect from an oncoming car that has the right of way.

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u/Kma_all_day Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

They should issue that man a license just so they can take it away.

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u/Tinmania Nov 27 '22

Give him a break, he’s got money IOUs to return, and it’s a long way to Aspen.

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u/Pickin_n_Grinnin Nov 27 '22

Just let it go, man!

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u/Fun-Transition1230 Nov 27 '22

Should be charged with jaywalking.

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u/Hevysett Nov 27 '22

Your insurance claim for hitting him is gonna be a challenge

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u/yayawhatever123 Nov 27 '22

Death wish maybe?

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u/Fish13524 Nov 27 '22

Yo who cares if you hit them it would be like hitting a squirrel lol

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u/andwithtthat Nov 27 '22

Get a life.

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u/Remarkable-Potato21 Nov 27 '22

Honestly there's one wheels now that push 40+ mph and those mfers atleast try to follow rules of the road. Probably because they're at the greatest disadvantage possible and can't stop on a dime. Still stupid as f for this dude to act like he's an entitled bicyclist

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u/Past-Cost Nov 27 '22

I ride and build mini bikes and get annoyed by people who do this sort of thing. They make all of us look like stupid idiots.

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u/D3RF3LL Nov 27 '22

I don't want anyone to get hurt but I see people do stuff like that and think if anyone gets hit, it should be them.

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u/J7O3R7D2A5N7 Nov 27 '22

What are you the motorcycle police

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u/soyboy69_420 Nov 27 '22

Because it's going to dent my car when I run him over when he can't be fucked to wait at a stoplight for 3 seconds

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u/Tythan Nov 27 '22

That's not a motorcycle though

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u/baudmiksen Nov 28 '22

thats a hog crankin mfer right there

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u/GloriousButtlet Nov 27 '22

Imagine running from the cops on this though

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u/Tchrspest Nov 28 '22

I think that's just the police.

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u/Appropriate-Step2318 Nov 27 '22

This guy is asking to be killed, there's no way this is not some teenager

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u/hatchetrachet Nov 30 '22

Something about dying like men?

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u/Live_Sprinkles5948 Nov 27 '22

Mini bikes don't have the same rules, cager.

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u/Knocksveal Nov 27 '22

Guy is probably a cyclist also and this is how they roll.

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

That's not a street legal vehicle and isn't legally required to follow the street laws. This is treated more like a bicycle.

They're an idiot either way for riding it like this.

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u/cmelt2003 Nov 27 '22

Bicycles need to follow the laws of the road too…

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

For the most part they don't. They don't have follow red lights, signal for turns etc...

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u/zeromadcowz Nov 27 '22

Where? Everywhere I’ve lived they have to follow all traffic laws, even if not enforced.

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u/Sergeant-Pepper- Nov 27 '22

They absolutely have to but it’s rarely enforced. A bicycle running a red light just looks like a pedestrian jay walking but a cop having a bad day would give them the same ticket someone in a car would get.

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u/cmelt2003 Nov 27 '22

In Michigan they absolutely do.

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u/workaccount1338 Nov 27 '22

they never do tho lol. downtown ann arbor local chiming in—those spandex wearing dorks ignore the rules of the road and cry when they get run over.

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u/judahrosenthal Nov 27 '22

Just because they don’t doesn’t make it legal. This entire sub is devoted to that.

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u/Cautious-Stand-4090 Nov 27 '22

Your bias is showing.

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u/Stymster369 Nov 27 '22

Conscious or unconscious?

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u/judahrosenthal Nov 27 '22

California seems to try to pass a law every year so cyclists can roll through stop signs. It fails.

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u/Lustle13 Nov 27 '22

Literally none of this is true lol.

Bicycles, when on the road, absolutely follow the same laws. They are a vehicle, they are using the road, they have to follow the rules lol.

Let me guess, you're a cyclist?

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

Was years ago before bike lanes became a thing but even now, I've never seen one pulled over or ever ticketed for violation.

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u/Lustle13 Nov 27 '22

Bike lanes don't matter lol. Neither does being ticketed. A vehicle on the road, including bikes, have to follow the rule of the road.

Does every single person you see speeding, running stop signs, changing lanes without signaling, etc, get a ticket? No. So that makes it ok to you?

Bikes have to follow the rules of the road. Period.

Read that drivers handbook, maybe you'll learn to drive one day and can get off the bike.

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

Read that drivers handbook, maybe you'll learn to drive one day and can get off the bike.

I've probably driven more miles than you. I know the rules of the road asshat.

But to remind you, motor vehicles under certain CCs and bikes don't have to follow all the same rules.

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u/Lustle13 Nov 27 '22

I guarantee you haven't. I've driven at levels you've probably only seen on TV.

I mean, you directly said bikes don't have to follow the road rules for red lights, signals for turns, etc. And that is, in every way, not true. So no, you do not know the rules of the road, dipshit.

But to remind you, bikes absolutely have to follow road rules.

Read that learners handbook, you'll pass that test one day!

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 28 '22

I guarantee you haven't. I've driven at levels you've probably only seen on TV.

Are you even old enough to drive? I mean, I'm guessing the 13 in your name is your age. And trucker sims don't count.

But to remind you, bikes absolutely have to follow road rules

Glad to know youre arrogant enough to assume you know every driving rule out there...

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u/Lustle13 Nov 28 '22

So the 4 in your name is your age? lol. Look at that, shit logic from you, what a surprise.

Hey, remember when you said "They don't have follow red lights, signal for turns etc..." And literally everyone said you were wrong?

I remember lol.

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u/Sawmain Nov 27 '22

?????? Please tell me you don’t have vehicle of any kind

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u/spddemonvr4 Nov 27 '22

Why does it matter if I own a vehicle?

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u/Jezzes Nov 27 '22

No honks

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u/carbondragon Nov 27 '22

Normally I believe people that roll coal are assholes, but one could earn back some karma by doing it to this guy...

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u/blckdiamond23 Nov 27 '22

I fucking hate this. It’s getting more and more common where I live. Mostly people who can’t keep a job. Yet I get harassed for riding a fucking bicycle without lights at night (just an excuse to stop and search me)

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u/hatchetrachet Nov 30 '22

Get some lights big dog. They're 20 at Walmart and they actually last a good while. Used them on my mini bike for a while lmao

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u/StevenTN615 Nov 27 '22

This reminds me of the people that drive their kids to school in a golf cart. I always think is it worth it to risk having an accident in something with zero protection.

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u/Terp_Villain Nov 27 '22

See how fast he’s going? He can put dodge any car!

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u/ImAlwaysRightHanded Nov 27 '22

He’s wearing gloves so it must be Loyd.

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u/VikingLander7 Nov 27 '22

Still can’t believe they allow mini bikes on the road, back in the day that’s grounds for the cops confiscating your fun.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

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u/hatchetrachet Nov 30 '22

They are in iowa, but the cops just tell you to take it home unless you're being an idiot

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u/alcimedes Nov 27 '22

that right there is what i call a 'self correcting' problem.

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u/ninjareddit724 Nov 27 '22

This kind of problem will take care of it self.

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u/snrten Nov 27 '22

Saw a homeless guy on a similar contraption but it was a 3 wheeler. He tried to pop over a curb from the street and ended up rolling the thing over and spilling into my lane. This was on Thanksgiving day so probably no cops around at all. Luckily I'd given him lots of space and the lane next to me was open so i just scooted over while he tried to collect himself lol

I gotta get a dash cam

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u/badDuckThrowPillow Nov 27 '22

Wow that’s a new level of idiot. With that behavior I’m sure it’ll be corrected sooner rather than later. By an SUV.

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u/ichkanns Nov 27 '22

I just want to know where he found the dumb and dumber bike.

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u/hatchetrachet Nov 30 '22

Facebook market, Amazon, your neighborhood crackhead lol

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u/FknWanker Nov 27 '22

Should have snaked him off the road

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u/Sirbrewalot666 Nov 27 '22

When your top speed is 25mph you need to make progress wherever possible

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u/colemanwasteland88 Nov 27 '22

With my cousins we collectively own 4 and all go over 35mph

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u/Sirbrewalot666 Nov 28 '22

I would love to get my hands on a old frame for one. Almost none existent in the uk

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u/midtownreader Nov 27 '22

We have these fuckers also in New York City. I live in Midtown, NYC and they NEVER stop for stoplights or obey signals. Usually, the drivers are the lowest common denominator from the Bronx

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u/ShiftyAsylum Nov 27 '22

Minibike rider here - I typically keep mine away from the roads (as they're not legal), but lots of guys in the community ride them anyway, and they're nearly ALL irresponsible. If cops just left them alone to do it though, I almost wonder if folks would be less apt to run red lights, and do stupid shit.

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u/coyoteatemyhomework Nov 27 '22

Nature and basic physics will eventually take care of this guy.

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u/Longjumping-Ad9269 Nov 27 '22

This is literally no F's given!

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u/bigpog_champ Nov 27 '22

come on, this is how we differentiate ourselves from the dickhead dirt bike and quad riders. when i ride on the road, i obey pretty much every law of the road. including stop signs, street lights etc.

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u/warpedwing Nov 27 '22

Come to Astoria, New York City. This happens 50 times a minute. Sucks.

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u/Tiny_Teach_5466 Nov 28 '22

Don't worry, he just REALLY wants to be an organ donor.

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u/thesleepyuser Nov 28 '22

That’s a rare cobalt they only made like 400 white ones, I want one so bad 😩

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u/Pure_Village4778 Nov 28 '22

It’s like people have active death wishes

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u/RRSoFounder Nov 28 '22

Don’t be that guy OP

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u/Frosty-Narwhal36545 Nov 28 '22

Wait, I thought Red lights don't apply to me because I look cool

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u/Illustrious-Ad-4358 Nov 28 '22

Screams I got a DUI and I’ve learned nothing.

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u/Axxin4AFriend Nov 28 '22

No tag, no rules.

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u/Axxin4AFriend Nov 28 '22

Soon, our streets will look like the chaos they have in Southeast Asian cities.

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u/RebelMountainman Nov 27 '22

It is not even legal to ride on the street, but you just decided to film him instead reporting him, right? So what good are you? So, filming this crap for Reddit is more important to you than reporting him and possibly preventing an accident?

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

It ain’t got no brakes!