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Title: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 11, 2021, 05:52:37 PM
This was unacceptable behavior. I always have clashes with transit drivers over this issue but this was taken to a higher level.

Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 11, 2021, 06:38:37 PM
Oh hey, the pot is calling the kettle black again.  Hopefully there was lots of dramatic car horn applied to these oh so dangerous situations.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: SkyPesos on July 11, 2021, 07:17:19 PM
Maybe if buses have their own lane (and signal priority, but that is rare in US cities) on busier streets/lines, that would sort of solve your "issues", and improve bus service too.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 11, 2021, 10:41:06 PM
Maybe if buses have their own lane (and signal priority, but that is rare in US cities) on busier streets/lines, that would sort of solve your "issues", and improve bus service too.

They have this exact setup on parts of 79th, 87th Streets and on some downtown streets.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Rothman on July 11, 2021, 11:22:42 PM
Time to stop feeding the troll.  Don't watch his stuff and don't respond.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 12, 2021, 12:42:57 AM
What's the problem with him?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: CtrlAltDel on July 12, 2021, 02:37:52 AM
Oh, no!

Anyway.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 12, 2021, 02:43:39 AM
Seems like he goes on a lot of rants.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 12, 2021, 08:11:27 AM
Seems like he goes on a lot of rants.

That’s intentional, he needs to sensationalize small issues to make them seem important so people are hooked into watching.  That’s what Rothman was getting at above, all this guy is here to do is stir the shit and get people to watch his channel. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 12, 2021, 09:27:53 AM
This happened probably about 7-8 years ago. I was driving around the city of Detroit it was about 11:00pm or so. A bus driver hit a parked car on Warren Avenue on the east side of the city and kept going. I saw the whole thing happen and called 911 and started following the bus. I followed the bus from about Warren and E. Outer Drive where the accident happened all the way to Warren and Woodward where the cops finally caught up with him. The bus driver was drunk and was arrested.

The driver blew a .22 and a .23 on a breathalyzer test, .17 is considered super drunk in Michigan.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on July 12, 2021, 10:22:25 AM
What's the problem with him?

i'm with you. when i see the bus with turn signals on, he's not asking for permission... he's telling you he's changing..

plus it's just respect.. buses have schedules to keep, i may or may not be on a schedule at a given time (and probably not, at 11pm...) and frankly it really doesn't impede me that much to just let the bus in. i can move one lane to the left and go by him if i'm really in that big of a hurry. i would think that in urban areas, there's a certain expectation that buses will be stopping in the right lane anyway..
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: vdeane on July 12, 2021, 12:53:22 PM
Seems like he goes on a lot of rants.

That’s intentional, he needs to sensationalize small issues to make them seem important so people are hooked into watching.  That’s what Rothman was getting at above, all this guy is here to do is stir the shit and get people to watch his channel. 
Exactly.  Has he posted in threads that weren't sharing his own videos even once?  Heck, this most recent one, I can't even figure out half the stuff he's even talking about with the bus.  It hadn't even begun to move out of its lane when he blares the horn (insert agentsteel53 quote here) and talking about how it "endangers passengers and other motorists".  The red light running could be an issue, but without knowing exactly where it is, I can't say for certain that there isn't a bus signal or something that doesn't show up on video.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 12, 2021, 01:09:39 PM
What's the problem with him?

i'm with you. when i see the bus with turn signals on, he's not asking for permission... he's telling you he's changing..

plus it's just respect.. buses have schedules to keep, i may or may not be on a schedule at a given time (and probably not, at 11pm...) and frankly it really doesn't impede me that much to just let the bus in. i can move one lane to the left and go by him if i'm really in that big of a hurry. i would think that in urban areas, there's a certain expectation that buses will be stopping in the right lane anyway..
In my town the bus system has been altered quite a bit over the past 5-6 years. They use to have a route go into Green Acres Plaza which is a shopping plaza along STARS route 1 and they use to go in there. Well the bus was in the plaza it was difficult for the bus to travel through the plaza because of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. I remember one time I knew the bus schedule and knew that the bus was running late and was behind several cars in Green Acres Plaza where it had to turn around to head back downtown so I blocked all the traffic until the bus was able to make it's turn and get out of the plaza. If I hadn't done that the bus would have been running further behind and I knew who the driver was and she punched it going back downtown. They drive the way they do to stay on schedule they have a very strict schedule they go by.

I'm actually one of the people that helped redesign the bus system when it started back up after their COVID shutdown.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: vdeane on July 12, 2021, 01:32:09 PM
The driver blew a .22 and a .23 on a breathalyzer test, .17 is considered super drunk in Michigan.
Would that be the legal/technical term?  I'm just imagining the police saying "sir, are you aware that under Michigan law, you are super drunk?".
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 12, 2021, 02:24:25 PM
Those incidents range from acceptable to unacceptable.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 12, 2021, 02:35:30 PM
The driver blew a .22 and a .23 on a breathalyzer test, .17 is considered super drunk in Michigan.
Would that be the legal/technical term?  I'm just imagining the police saying "sir, are you aware that under Michigan law, you are super drunk?".
Nah I don't think they'd say it they would already know when he blew over the limit and then arrest him.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 12, 2021, 02:55:21 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 12, 2021, 03:59:31 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.
Yeah it's got to be an extremely stressful job for sure. As soon as I see a bus put their turn signal on I know they're not asking for permission to get over they're getting over.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 12, 2021, 04:25:20 PM
I think it's quite the achievement whenever a public bus driver hits his or her million-mile mark.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 12, 2021, 04:26:58 PM
Now, having said that...  I once had a Pace bus driver who engaged in unsafe driving practices.  Some of them were only borderline illegal, but still.  This is why bus companies hire plain-clothes spot checkers to ride the bus, looking for erratic driver behavior.  I think such might be the reason that one driver didn't last long.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 12, 2021, 04:29:00 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.
Yeah it's got to be an extremely stressful job for sure. As soon as I see a bus put their turn signal on I know they're not asking for permission to get over they're getting over.

NJ enacted a law several years ago that gave buses the right of way when pulling in from stopping at a bus stop along the curb. 

https://www.njtransit.com/press-releases/new-law-require-motorists-yield

And NJ Transit buses have a Yield sticker on the back to serve as a reminder: https://images.app.goo.gl/bYPTrnwwRUeZxm6EA

To be clear, this only applies to buses after they pull away from a bus stop along the curb.  The law doesn't apply to buses driving down a road and would want to change lanes - they have to obey standard lane-changing laws.  But to your point, if a bus wants to change lanes, I usually have no issues doing so.  Those bus drivers generally will move pretty fast to get to their next stop.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: 1995hoo on July 12, 2021, 05:05:13 PM
Now, having said that...  I once had a Pace bus driver who engaged in unsafe driving practices.  Some of them were only borderline illegal, but still.  This is why bus companies hire plain-clothes spot checkers to ride the bus, looking for erratic driver behavior.  I think such might be the reason that one driver didn't last long.

Heh. You’re making me remember a University Transit Service bus driver in Charlottesville back in the early 1990s who was driving with her window open because she had on one of those hats with a little propeller on top and she wanted to make it spin. Let’s just say she was well over the 15-mph speed limit through Central Grounds.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 12, 2021, 05:25:47 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.
Yeah it's got to be an extremely stressful job for sure. As soon as I see a bus put their turn signal on I know they're not asking for permission to get over they're getting over.

NJ enacted a law several years ago that gave buses the right of way when pulling in from stopping at a bus stop along the curb. 

https://www.njtransit.com/press-releases/new-law-require-motorists-yield

And NJ Transit buses have a Yield sticker on the back to serve as a reminder: https://images.app.goo.gl/bYPTrnwwRUeZxm6EA

To be clear, this only applies to buses after they pull away from a bus stop along the curb.  The law doesn't apply to buses driving down a road and would want to change lanes - they have to obey standard lane-changing laws.  But to your point, if a bus wants to change lanes, I usually have no issues doing so.  Those bus drivers generally will move pretty fast to get to their next stop.
I know a bus driver on STARS which is the local transportation system around Saginaw that I can tell it's her driving a mile away. Her name is Jackie and we call her NASCAR Jackie for a reason. She gets up to the speed as quickly as any bus driver I've ever seen. There was about a year and a half period about 10 years ago where I didn't have a car so I took the bus around a lot and got to know the drivers.

I remember one time I was talking to one of the other bus drivers at Fashion Square Mall and another passenger was standing there talking to us. He just told us that he was waiting for route 6. When I saw how route 6 was coming into the mall I said you better hurry up she's not going to wait.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 12, 2021, 05:55:31 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.

I did not intentionally speed up to block him. Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 12, 2021, 06:16:19 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.

I did not intentionally speed up to block him. Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.

Says the guy who has a track record for seasoning mundane situations for dramatic effect and views.   
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 13, 2021, 11:37:25 AM
Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.

Yes, that's totally true.  But that doesn't make it a huge deal.  If every bus driver waited for a gap every time before pulling out, then buses would start running late all over Chicago.  In my experience, here's the order of vehicles to yield to no matter what the laws are:

1.  Emergency or police vehicles with lights and siren
2.  Emergency or police vehicles with lights but no siren
3.  Drunk drivers exhibiting erratic behavior
4.  CTA buses

Anything else takes a distant 5th place.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 13, 2021, 11:53:40 AM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.

I did not intentionally speed up to block him. Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.

In both cases where the bus attempted to merge in front of you, your speed crept up. The first time, you more than doubled your speed after the bus driver turned on their blinker, yet were only a 1 second distance behind the driver in front of you, which is often a tailgating distance...one of which you have frequently highlighted when others do it to you in your other videos.  The 2nd time, your speed increased from around 25 to 29 mph after the bus fully signalized his intent, and you were probably aware his lane was ending.

So, yes, your speeding up was intentional.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: seicer on July 13, 2021, 02:45:03 PM
And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2021, 03:02:14 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.

I did not intentionally speed up to block him. Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.

In both cases where the bus attempted to merge in front of you, your speed crept up. The first time, you more than doubled your speed after the bus driver turned on their blinker, yet were only a 1 second distance behind the driver in front of you, which is often a tailgating distance...one of which you have frequently highlighted when others do it to you in your other videos.  The 2nd time, your speed increased from around 25 to 29 mph after the bus fully signalized his intent, and you were probably aware his lane was ending.

So, yes, your speeding up was intentional.

Wait, you mean to say his videos are largely selectively staged?  I’m shocked, it’s almost like he’s a shyster trying to get subscribers or something.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 13, 2021, 05:12:49 PM
I couldn't imagine being a city bus driver.  Dealing with traffic on the outside that doesn't want to let you in, then dealing with the passengers on the inside.

The turn signal showing the bus was going to merge in was clearly flashing when Crash_It intentionally sped up.  Being that he edited it to show very minimal time here (yet, shows a LOT of time near the end before he makes his right), means that the bus probably had that signal flashing for a longer period of time, and Crash_It probably sped up more than shown, in order to recklessly attempt to impede a transit buses' movement.

I did not intentionally speed up to block him. Anyone on the side of the road according to the laws I've posted have to yield to all passing traffic before reentering the road.
Ya know you sound like a really inconsiderate driver and with the attitude you have probably shouldn't even be on the road to begin with.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 13, 2021, 06:35:28 PM
Yeah, it sound like he's only considerate if everyone is doing exactly what they're supposed to.  You know, as long as there's not actually any need to be considerate.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: US 89 on July 13, 2021, 07:14:01 PM
Yeah, it sound like he's only considerate if everyone is doing exactly what they're supposed to he wants them to.

FTFY
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: NE2 on July 13, 2021, 08:25:59 PM
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.0815.html
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: renegade on July 13, 2021, 08:33:15 PM
^^ Cra_shIt will tell you that doesn’t apply to him because it’s Florida law.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: 1995hoo on July 13, 2021, 08:43:12 PM
^^ Cra_shIt will tell you that doesn’t apply to him because it’s Florida law.

He’d be right! Florida law doesn’t apply outside Florida.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2021, 08:44:57 PM
^^ Cra_shIt will tell you that doesn’t apply to him because it’s Florida law.

Which will probably go something like this:

Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Skye on July 13, 2021, 09:13:55 PM
I've seen other drivers do worse when driving around busses. I see cars turning directly in front of a moving bus, cars go into the turn lane to pass busses that have already pulled away from bus stops.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 14, 2021, 01:32:57 PM
And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.


There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:

 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 14, 2021, 01:42:15 PM
The fact that you're going to court at all should give you a clue...
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 14, 2021, 01:44:31 PM
And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.


There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:

Spam redacted

Pedal your garage videos some place where people are naive enough to not know you are a fraud. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: renegade on July 14, 2021, 01:45:09 PM
If I were a judge and Cra_shIt brought a video into my courtroom telling me things someone else should be cited for, I'd revoke his license and send him to jail.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 14, 2021, 01:51:00 PM
And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.


There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:

 

In your video you posted regarding that day, you said the judge dismissed the ticket.  That's not being ruled in your favor.  Dismissing a court case means that the judge decided there wasn't enough evidence to rule one way or another.  (It could also meant the prosecutor or officer dropped the case.) 

If you were found not guilty, then the judge ruled in your favor.

Either way, it was a favorable outcome for you, albeit a waste of time to fight it in the first case.  Being the cop really didn't want to charge anyone in the first place, most likely he and the prosecutor just wanted to get this over with.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 14, 2021, 02:07:36 PM

And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.

There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:



1.  From what I see in that video, the other driver had not actually stopped until you were already blaring your horn at her for like four solid seconds.  If you hadn't done that, I bet she wouldn't have stopped.  Her stopping is your fault.

2.  Crossing over a solid white line is not illegal.  From what I saw in your video, the driver stopped while fully (or very nearly so) within the lane, then crossed into the other lane after the gore taper.  The only line she crossed was a single solid white line, which is a legal maneuver.  There is no prohibition against it in the Illinois vehicle code, and the Illinois traffic control devices manual states in 39-3.02(c) that "a solid white line may be used to discourage lane switching ...".  Discourage, not prohibit.

3.  Blaring your horn at a driver is illegal.  You broke the law by doing that.  According to ILCS 5/12-601(a), the only legally permitted use of your horn is "when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation".  Venting your frustration at how someone else is driving does not fall within those legal parameters.

4.  How has it not occurred to you that, if what you're doing prompts people to acts of road rage—especially to the point of chasing you down and calling the cops—then it's within the realm of possibility that you need to alter your driving behavior?  It does not fall upon your shoulders to let every driver out there know when he or she is doing something that's against the law, or even unsafe.  Generally, it appears the people you're getting aggravated at either (a) already know exactly what they're doing, and therefore don't really care what you think, or else (b) are unsure of how to proceed and are being overly cautions, and therefore don't really need a horn-blasting jerk making the situation even more complicated and stressful.  All you're doing is making people mad at you, and angry people tend to do unsafe things.  You're making the streets less safe by your actions.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: hbelkins on July 14, 2021, 02:19:54 PM
^^^

Isn't that the one where he basically chased the woman down and insisted the cops write her a ticket?

What's the use? Why get worked up over a random, isolated incident where the other driver doesn't do something exactly to your liking?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 14, 2021, 02:20:17 PM


And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.

There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:

 

In your video you posted regarding that day, you said the judge dismissed the ticket.  That's not being ruled in your favor.  Dismissing a court case means that the judge decided there wasn't enough evidence to rule one way or another.  (It could also meant the prosecutor or officer dropped the case.) 

If you were found not guilty, then the judge ruled in your favor.

Either way, it was a favorable outcome for you, albeit a waste of time to fight it in the first case.  Being the cop really didn't want to charge anyone in the first place, most likely he and the prosecutor just wanted to get this over with.

Besides which, his ticket was for "improper lane usage"—which, I agree, I didn't see any evidence of in his video.  That doesn't mean he wasn't the one responsible for the incident.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 14, 2021, 10:41:15 PM

And because he videos all of his illegal interactions, it just makes a court case exceedingly easy to prove against him.

There are no illegal interactions of mine in this video. Any video I've shown in court actually ruled in my favor.

This one for example:



1.  From what I see in that video, the other driver had not actually stopped until you were already blaring your horn at her for like four solid seconds.  If you hadn't done that, I bet she wouldn't have stopped.  Her stopping is your fault.

2.  Crossing over a solid white line is not illegal.  From what I saw in your video, the driver stopped while fully (or very nearly so) within the lane, then crossed into the other lane after the gore taper.  The only line she crossed was a single solid white line, which is a legal maneuver.  There is no prohibition against it in the Illinois vehicle code, and the Illinois traffic control devices manual states in 39-3.02(c) that "a solid white line may be used to discourage lane switching ...".  Discourage, not prohibit.

3.  Blaring your horn at a driver is illegal.  You broke the law by doing that.  According to ILCS 5/12-601(a), the only legally permitted use of your horn is "when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation".  Venting your frustration at how someone else is driving does not fall within those legal parameters.

4.  How has it not occurred to you that, if what you're doing prompts people to acts of road rage—especially to the point of chasing you down and calling the cops—then it's within the realm of possibility that you need to alter your driving behavior?  It does not fall upon your shoulders to let every driver out there know when he or she is doing something that's against the law, or even unsafe.  Generally, it appears the people you're getting aggravated at either (a) already know exactly what they're doing, and therefore don't really care what you think, or else (b) are unsure of how to proceed and are being overly cautions, and therefore don't really need a horn-blasting jerk making the situation even more complicated and stressful.  All you're doing is making people mad at you, and angry people tend to do unsafe things.  You're making the streets less safe by your actions.

1) She was stopped and that's why I used my horn
3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.
4) The events in this video resulted in a new sign being placed at those intersections in that area.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 15, 2021, 12:37:12 PM
3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.

But you fought the ticket the officer did give you.  If that violation you got the ticket for was an illegal traffic action, why didn't you just pay the fine, or go to court, plead guilty, and pay the fine?

I guess there's a limit as to what you agreed with the cop about.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: index on July 15, 2021, 01:45:37 PM
0:42...Isn't it totally possible that the bus could've already been in the intersection in the second, or split-second or so before the light turned red? I mean, it's a bendy bus. It's long. It hasn't been pointed out in the thread very much, but it doesn't shock me considering how good this person seems to be of making a spectacle of the very first incident. I wouldn't be surprised if they caught themselves in that awkward zone if you don't know if you need to slam on the gas or the brakes at a yellow light.

If they tried to stop for that red light, they would've been in the intersection anyway, which probably would be worse than just blowing straight through because at least the people going aren't anticipating he's gonna stop, so they won't try to go until it's clear nothing will happen to them. Buses are heavy things. Heavy things have longer stopping distances. And, any passengers in the bus, since buses don't have seat belts, would've got a nice jolt. Not a very pleasant experience.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 15, 2021, 02:04:45 PM
Getting mad at people on the road is pointless. I have to hold myself back from getting mad sometimes. For example yesterday I was driving along a stretch of Brockway in the City of Saginaw between Malzahn and Passolt since I know everyone is going to want to go to Google Maps and look at this. But ok I'm doing 40 mph, the speed limit is 30 mph so I was already driving over the speed limit and a black Buick proceeds to ride my ass, then uses the turning lane to pass me, punches it doing probably over 65 mph and ran the red light at Hemmeter where I turned. I wasn't happy that the vehicle was driving in my community with no regard to public safety but there wasn't anything I could do about it since I'm not Law Enforcement. I did call Saginaw Township Police and made them aware of the vehicle so maybe they did find the vehicle but I doubt it but at least I made a call to give them a heads up about it.

Another incident this morning where I was slowing down to stop at a red light almost involved a truck rear ending me. The guy pulled up on the side of me with his window down saying my bad I'm sorry. I gave him a thumbs up and we were fine. There's no reason to piss people off on the road or get pissed off it's ridiculous and honestly very dangerous since you don't know the other person it's called road rage and people have been killed because of road rage.

I seriously think you need to learn how to drive because it's pretty obvious that you think you own the road and it's up to you to let other people know how to drive. It isn't. MOYB.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 15, 2021, 02:53:28 PM
0:42...Isn't it totally possible that the bus could've already been in the intersection in the second, or split-second or so before the light turned red?

A local news station near me had a report one day about some issue with SEPTA buses. It kept showing video of one bus "going through a red light". But when you looked at the video... the bus actually entered the intersection when the light was still green, just before it turned yellow. Because city buses are long, and intersections wide, and speed are slow, by the time the bus made it through the intersection, the 3 second yellow had cycled and the light turned red, with the rear of the bus still slightly in the intersection.

A better use of that video would have been to show that yellow lights may actually be timed too short.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 15, 2021, 03:50:09 PM
1) She was stopped and that's why I used my horn

Your video suggests otherwise.

3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.

It is illegal.  I just cited the traffic law that prohibits it.  I've interacted with several police officers—in Illinois, no less—that were mistaken about what the traffic laws actually say.

4) The events in this video resulted in a new sign being placed at those intersections in that area.

Such does not contradict my assertion.  The amount of road rage you're exhibiting, I'm quite certain, exceeds the amount of safety granted by that new sign.



3.  Blaring your horn at a driver is illegal.  You broke the law by doing that.  According to ILCS 5/12-601(a), the only legally permitted use of your horn is "when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation".  Venting your frustration at how someone else is driving does not fall within those legal parameters.


3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.

But you fought the ticket the officer did give you.  If that violation you got the ticket for was an illegal traffic action, why didn't you just pay the fine, or go to court, plead guilty, and pay the fine?

I guess there's a limit as to what you agreed with the cop about.

His ticket wasn't even for blaring his horn.  It was for improper lane usage.  I didn't notice any improper lane usage in his video.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: seicer on July 15, 2021, 03:58:45 PM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 15, 2021, 04:00:32 PM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.

Given his narratives are so easy to poke holes in I just assume the dude is a chronic liar. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: hbelkins on July 15, 2021, 04:45:38 PM
Getting mad at people on the road is pointless. I have to hold myself back from getting mad sometimes. For example yesterday I was driving along a stretch of Brockway in the City of Saginaw between Malzahn and Passolt since I know everyone is going to want to go to Google Maps and look at this. But ok I'm doing 40 mph, the speed limit is 30 mph so I was already driving over the speed limit and a black Buick proceeds to ride my ass, then uses the turning lane to pass me, punches it doing probably over 65 mph and ran the red light at Hemmeter where I turned. I wasn't happy that the vehicle was driving in my community with no regard to public safety but there wasn't anything I could do about it since I'm not Law Enforcement. I did call Saginaw Township Police and made them aware of the vehicle so maybe they did find the vehicle but I doubt it but at least I made a call to give them a heads up about it.

Best way to handle that situation -- tailgating, illegal pass, excessive speed, running a red light -- is to report the driver as a suspected intoxicated driver. That will get the police motivated to find them.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 15, 2021, 05:31:38 PM
Getting mad at people on the road is pointless. I have to hold myself back from getting mad sometimes. For example yesterday I was driving along a stretch of Brockway in the City of Saginaw between Malzahn and Passolt since I know everyone is going to want to go to Google Maps and look at this. But ok I'm doing 40 mph, the speed limit is 30 mph so I was already driving over the speed limit and a black Buick proceeds to ride my ass, then uses the turning lane to pass me, punches it doing probably over 65 mph and ran the red light at Hemmeter where I turned. I wasn't happy that the vehicle was driving in my community with no regard to public safety but there wasn't anything I could do about it since I'm not Law Enforcement. I did call Saginaw Township Police and made them aware of the vehicle so maybe they did find the vehicle but I doubt it but at least I made a call to give them a heads up about it.

Best way to handle that situation -- tailgating, illegal pass, excessive speed, running a red light -- is to report the driver as a suspected intoxicated driver. That will get the police motivated to find them.
That sounds good to me I think I'll do that from now on if I get into a situation like that. I mean that is four tickets the cops could have given her if they had seen her do all four violations. I think they would have pulled her over when she did the illegal pass though and probably would have kept going so they could have got her for all four maybe. I always hope people like that do something stupid in front of a cop.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 15, 2021, 05:38:19 PM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.
Yeah I don't believe it for a second. The kind of shit he's pulling wouldn't fly in my county. And I'm sure getting a sign installed would take a petition. We got one signed around my area recently and MDOT is going to install a left turn arrow at this dangerous intersection.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.4366968,-84.0044097,3a,15y,276.06h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNWaa2yfYUJk4k8m6tBOa4A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 16, 2021, 11:34:35 AM
1) She was stopped and that's why I used my horn

Your video suggests otherwise.

3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.

It is illegal.  I just cited the traffic law that prohibits it.  I've interacted with several police officers—in Illinois, no less—that were mistaken about what the traffic laws actually say.


The use of my horn in that video was not illegal.. here's the law

Quote
625 ILCS 5/12-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-601)
    Sec. 12-601. Horns and warning devices.
    (a) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonable loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation give audible warning with his horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway

She was sitting stopped where you weren't supposed to be, therefore I used my horn to give audible warning to the fact that she was sitting there dangerously to insure safe operation. Anytime, a driver perceives an unsafe situation, they can sound use their horn. If I were to ever be cited for this all I'd have to say is "I did not feel safe by this driver's actions so I honked to warn him/her or others around to this situation"


Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 16, 2021, 11:38:23 AM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.

Here's proof that the sign was changed


and proof that I won that court case:


I almost didn't win this though, the Assistant DA still wanted the citation to stay on my record, but I requested to go to the judge with the video and he dismissed it.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: CtrlAltDel on July 16, 2021, 12:36:25 PM


There's no proof here. This is just you saying the same things in video form that you've been putting in text form on this forum.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: renegade on July 16, 2021, 02:18:20 PM
Let me put it this way ... roll up behind me blowing your fucking horn like that and I will FIX it for you.  Trust me.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: hbelkins on July 16, 2021, 03:50:06 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 03:57:53 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

Is being a quantifiable (perhaps pathological) liar who actively puts others in dangerous driving scenarios (and records it for all to see) actually violating any terms of use?  While the “driving videos” are road oriented they certainly are spammy (a generous description) in nature and likely only here so the OP build his brand on YouTube. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: 1 on July 16, 2021, 05:03:40 PM
The unanimous opposition in these threads means that he’s actually harming his channel by being here.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 05:14:48 PM
The unanimous opposition in these threads means that he’s actually harming his channel by being here.

But yet, people are viewing the videos given there are some detailed analysis in replies.  The OP clearly is getting by on fielding low brow content and getting people to watch because of how bad/sensationalized it is.

As a comparison, FritzOwl puts out a ton of what most would call low quality content with his Interstate plans.  But to that end FritzOwl doesn’t intentionally endanger other drivers, show it off in video form and argue with people about to draw more views.  Fritz also stays on topic in his own thread (nowadays) and doesn’t spam a bunch of new topics every time he has a new idea.

Also, when did the channel name change or am I just imaging that?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Scott5114 on July 16, 2021, 06:29:21 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 16, 2021, 06:45:39 PM
The unanimous opposition in these threads means that he’s actually harming his channel by being here.

But yet, people are viewing the videos given there are some detailed analysis in replies.  The OP clearly is getting by on fielding low brow content and getting people to watch because of how bad/sensationalized it is.

It's probably all guilty pleasure trainwreck "oh, what did that darn Crash_It do this time?" It's the same reason people read FritzOwl's threads.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 16, 2021, 06:52:49 PM
What would Cra_shit do while driving on Gratiot Avenue?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 06:53:09 PM
The unanimous opposition in these threads means that he’s actually harming his channel by being here.

But yet, people are viewing the videos given there are some detailed analysis in replies.  The OP clearly is getting by on fielding low brow content and getting people to watch because of how bad/sensationalized it is.

It's probably all guilty pleasure trainwreck "oh, what did that darn Crash_It do this time?" It's the same reason people read FritzOwl's threads.

Maybe so, but Fritz is all fiction whereas this Cra_shIt guy is a literal danger to others on the road.  To me there is a big difference between threads like this and so bad it’s good atmosphere of a FritzOwl thread.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: seicer on July 16, 2021, 06:55:20 PM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.

Here's proof that the sign was changed


and proof that I won that court case:


I almost didn't win this though, the Assistant DA still wanted the citation to stay on my record, but I requested to go to the judge with the video and he dismissed it.

Neither videos are evidence of your court victories. Docket? Case information? You haven't provided anything other than anecdotal evidence.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 06:55:53 PM
What would Cra_shit do while driving on Gratiot Avenue?

Heh, first he would need to encounter another driver to actually piss off.  I would equally be amused to see how he would to negotiate a one lane Forest Service Road.  I have image in my head how the exchange would go if he encountered a situation where he or the other driver would have to back up. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 16, 2021, 06:57:30 PM
What would Cra_shit do while driving on Gratiot Avenue?

Heh, first he would need to encounter another driver to actually piss off.  I would equally be amused to see how he would to negotiate a one lane Forest Service Road.  I have image in my head how the exchange would go if he encountered a situation where he or the other driver would have to back up.
Omg lol
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 16, 2021, 06:59:11 PM
Would the traffic reporter on WJR say there's a Cra_shit on Gratiot?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 07:07:00 PM
Would the traffic reporter on WJR say there's a Cra_shit on Gratiot?

Gratiot is one thing but what about M-85?  We actually had a lot to say when I was on the Roadwaywiz webinar and has a got to M-85.  I would love to hear Cra_shIt’s take on the Crest Motel.   
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 16, 2021, 07:34:50 PM
For as much as he tries, he doesn't have too many subscribers to his channel. Very few likes on the videos. And an incredibly short temper.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 07:45:34 PM
For as much as he tries, he doesn't have too many subscribers to his channel. Very few likes on the videos. And an incredibly short temper.

Only one of his videos had over 100,000, none of the rest even come close to that mark.  By comparison Roadwaywiz and Interstate Kyle have several videos over 100,000 views and a gradual slope downwards. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 16, 2021, 08:27:08 PM
We are all assuming that CrashIt is actually exhibiting truthfulness when he says his actions led to a sign being installed or that he won those court cases. Take it with a grain of salt.

Here's proof that the sign was changed


and proof that I won that court case:


I almost didn't win this though, the Assistant DA still wanted the citation to stay on my record, but I requested to go to the judge with the video and he dismissed it.

Neither videos are evidence of your court victories. Docket? Case information? You haven't provided anything other than anecdotal evidence.

Why would I provide that? That would reveal my identity which I'm trying to keep anonymous
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 08:38:31 PM
It sure does make it a lot easier to claim “whatever” if you are hiding under a blanket of anonymity.  Most of us who have a road media presence outside of this forum don’t exactly hide who we are.  I would tend to say putting a face/name to a piece of work gives it more credibility.  But then again, most of us aren’t featuring ourselves on the road raging out along with other dangerous driving habits.  So maybe you do have something to hide after all.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: hbelkins on July 16, 2021, 08:54:42 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 16, 2021, 09:23:18 PM
Would the traffic reporter on WJR say there's a Cra_shit on Gratiot?

Gratiot is one thing but what about M-85?  We actually had a lot to say when I was on the Roadwaywiz webinar and has a got to M-85.  I would love to hear Cra_shIt’s take on the Crest Motel.
That would be interesting to hear.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 16, 2021, 09:52:20 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I don’t condone threats but the acts displayed by the OP and his arrogant stance on them are at least in my opinion deserving of ridicule.  But then again I made my feeling on these threads and content producer clear, I don’t think that I’m alone on that.   I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: renegade on July 16, 2021, 10:01:15 PM
What would Cra_shit do while driving on Gratiot Avenue?
Probably bleed a bunch.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 17, 2021, 10:31:44 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 17, 2021, 10:54:44 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 11:06:46 AM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 11:30:24 AM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 18, 2021, 11:32:18 AM
Cra_shit is a perfect example of someone who shouldn't be on the road driving a car.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 12:59:41 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: sprjus4 on July 18, 2021, 01:01:45 PM
^ Only from what you show. How do we know how you drive every other time? Every other second, minute, hour, etc. that’s not on a clip?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 01:04:40 PM
^ Only from what you show. How do we know how you drive every other time? Every other second, minute, hour, etc. that’s not on a clip?

If there's no clip everything is smooth and good. Like this video I released overnight for example


Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 18, 2021, 02:00:02 PM
^ Only from what you show. How do we know how you drive every other time? Every other second, minute, hour, etc. that’s not on a clip?

If there's no clip everything is smooth and good. Like this video I released overnight for example



Everything isn't smooth and good. You failed to keep right except to pass. You try blaming this on people that can't merge properly, except I never saw an issue with people merging,  and there are large gaps between some interchanges. You constantly got passed on the right, especially by trucks where the middle lane would notmally be their passing lane. And around the 1:40 mark, just after you criticize someone for going under the speed limit in the middle lane, your speed indicator hit 54 mph.

Feel free to post the law about keeping right except to pass, as you are a very keen and law obiding driver.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: renegade on July 18, 2021, 02:05:11 PM
Keep feeding the little troll.  He makes money this way.  If he wasn't monetizing, Cra_shIt wouldn't be here.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 02:51:05 PM
^ Only from what you show. How do we know how you drive every other time? Every other second, minute, hour, etc. that’s not on a clip?

If there's no clip everything is smooth and good. Like this video I released overnight for example



Everything isn't smooth and good. You failed to keep right except to pass. You try blaming this on people that can't merge properly, except I never saw an issue with people merging,  and there are large gaps between some interchanges. You constantly got passed on the right, especially by trucks where the middle lane would notmally be their passing lane. And around the 1:40 mark, just after you criticize someone for going under the speed limit in the middle lane, your speed indicator hit 54 mph.

Feel free to post the law about keeping right except to pass, as you are a very keen and law obiding driver.

That's adaptive cruise control. Driver in front of me was going that fast so it slows me automatically. It's off by about 1 or 2mph anyway. Keep right except to pass only applies to the far left lane. You don't drive the Edens like I do, there are constant problems with people not merging on at the proper speed. I have other videos on my channel that show that. Also, Trucks...because of their inability to slow down like we can, shouldn't be going faster than 55-60mph in urban areas anyway. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 18, 2021, 06:47:01 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos
How would you know such a thing? Are you around those people all the time? Very doubtful.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 07:01:11 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views). 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 07:03:40 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views).


I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 07:10:31 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views).


I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.

You violate traffic laws all the time, either you’re in denial or you’re just a flat out troll.  Considering how obsessive you seem perhaps you have some sort of compulsion?  Either way, I’m not sure why you are trying to convince me and a lot of the other posters.  A lot of us clearly don’t buy your act and there is no amount of spin doctoring that will salvage your reputation. 
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 09:03:04 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views).


I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.

You violate traffic laws all the time, either you’re in denial or you’re just a flat out troll.  Considering how obsessive you seem perhaps you have some sort of compulsion?  Either way, I’m not sure why you are trying to convince me and a lot of the other posters.  A lot of us clearly don’t buy your act and there is no amount of spin doctoring that will salvage your reputation.

In any of the recent videos I've shared here, no traffic laws were violated except to speed up to overcome another driver blocking me from passing them.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 09:08:07 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views).


I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.

You violate traffic laws all the time, either you’re in denial or you’re just a flat out troll.  Considering how obsessive you seem perhaps you have some sort of compulsion?  Either way, I’m not sure why you are trying to convince me and a lot of the other posters.  A lot of us clearly don’t buy your act and there is no amount of spin doctoring that will salvage your reputation.

In any of the recent videos I've shared here, no traffic laws were violated except to speed up to overcome another driver blocking me from passing them.

I haven’t watched any of your videos in quite a long time, I have no intention of doing so any further.  The other commenters in this thread and others have been pointing out what you have been doing wrong behind the wheel along with applicable infractions.  I can’t help but think you only keep replies to string people along for more views, or at least that is the only logical answer I can surmise.  All of this seems pretty desperate to me, maybe it’s time to quit or move on to somewhere you can feed your own ego unabated?
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 18, 2021, 09:21:06 PM
How in the world has this thread -- and some of the others by the OP -- not been locked yet?

On what grounds do you think they should be locked? People are disagreeing with Crash_It's actions but they're offering constructive criticism about it for the most part.

There have been some personal attacks and at least one threat of violence. It seems to me that other discussions have been shut down for less.

I also feel as though the OP is solely here to fish for views on his channel and stir controversy to get people watching.  His post history as late certainly suggest almost no other interest in this forum or the larger road community.


False, I post in other threads on this forum too. I also post videos of scenic drives etc , so it's not just to fish for views.

Yes, I have seen your “occasional” posts in actual highway topics.  I’ve also seen you link your videos in said threads along with the allegations you were promoting dangerous driving and road rage circa 2018.

If you think honking of the horn is the worst thing a driver can do you probably need to get an evaluation.

Is that best retort you have defending anthology of crap driving?  Honking the your horn like a lunatic is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ve picked apart with your driving behaviors.

I drive better than anyone else that I show in my videos

Again, a weak retort.  You’ve been objectively been proven to be in the wrong time after time.  Your defenses are often weakly spun to attempts based off lack of ability to truly comprehend traffic statutes (or you just upload another video for more views).


I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.

You violate traffic laws all the time, either you’re in denial or you’re just a flat out troll.  Considering how obsessive you seem perhaps you have some sort of compulsion?  Either way, I’m not sure why you are trying to convince me and a lot of the other posters.  A lot of us clearly don’t buy your act and there is no amount of spin doctoring that will salvage your reputation.

In any of the recent videos I've shared here, no traffic laws were violated except to speed up to overcome another driver blocking me from passing them.

I haven’t watched any of your videos in quite a long time, I have no intention of doing so any further.  The other commenters in this thread and others have been pointing out what you have been doing wrong behind the wheel along with applicable infractions.  I can’t help but think you only keep replies to string people along for more views, or at least that is the only logical answer I can surmise.  All of this seems pretty desperate to me, maybe it’s time to quit or move on to somewhere you can feed your own ego unabated?

Why go from what others say rather than seeing for yourself?

I broke no laws in this video other than the ever offensive in your book horn honk. Which , by the way is not as bad as what the other driver is doing

Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 18, 2021, 09:35:36 PM
A you for real?  How do you take all that I just said and think for one second that I will ever watch another one of your videos?  Way to prove my point that you’re just here to farm this forum for views and indulge your own narcissism. 

Also, it is worth noting I lived in Chicago and even learned to drive there.  The City (and for that manner Illinois) is nowhere near as harrowing as you seem to think it is.  I guess that I can’t say that I’m surprised you have at least 117 of those videos…
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Flint1979 on July 18, 2021, 10:40:03 PM
When I lived in Indiana I used to have to drive through Chicago all the time. If you drive normally you are fine. I've come up to the people moving 45 mph on the Ike or Kennedy in no traffic to which I'm wondering why they are driving so slow but you just get around them.

I learned how to drive in Detroit and my first experience on the freeway was a breeze. Got onto I-696 off of Woodward during the middle of the afternoon rush hour on a Friday. I aced the driver's course and already had studied the proper way to drive. I must say that I paid the extra money and went to Sears Driving School and I can remember the driving instructor telling me just punch it and catch up to the traffic I got up to 80 mph and got over into the left lane and passed a bunch of traffic the instructor was impressed at my driving skills and up to that point I hadn't ever driven on an Interstate in my life and I was 16 years old.

I don't see why people have to drive all ignorant and inconsiderate and really dangerous. I mean you can be driving down a street in any of Michigan's larger cities such as Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Lansing, Kalamazoo and so on and they drive like garbage, they ride your bumper as if you have anywhere to go since the car in front of you is there, run red lights, drive extremely fast like people will do 60 mph in a 35 zone and the cops aren't around to catch them, then they are driving around without license plates on their cars because they've been too lazy to make an appointment with SOS to get their car registered and insured. This is ridiculous I call on Michigan State Police to start cracking down on these people. Before COVID became an excuse for everything you couldn't ride around without plates on your car, why can you still do this? Michigan is 100% open and SOS has been re-open for over a year now.

They drive like this and live like this simply because they don't care. Maybe if they'd start getting busted they'd be off the streets.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 18, 2021, 10:42:48 PM
Everything isn't smooth and good. You failed to keep right except to pass. You try blaming this on people that can't merge properly, except I never saw an issue with people merging,  and there are large gaps between some interchanges. You constantly got passed on the right, especially by trucks where the middle lane would notmally be their passing lane. And around the 1:40 mark, just after you criticize someone for going under the speed limit in the middle lane, your speed indicator hit 54 mph.

Feel free to post the law about keeping right except to pass, as you are a very keen and law obiding driver.

That's adaptive cruise control. Driver in front of me was going that fast so it slows me automatically.

At the 1:40 mark, there was absolutely no one in front of you.

Keep right except to pass only applies to the far left lane.

Quote
(625 ILCS 5/11-701)
 (d) Upon an Interstate highway or fully access controlled freeway, a vehicle may not be driven in the left lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle.
    (e) Subsection (d) of this Section does not apply:
        (1) when no other vehicle is directly behind the vehicle in the left lane;
        (2) when traffic conditions and congestion make it impractical to drive in the right lane;

You don't drive the Edens like I do,

Almost no ones drives like you do.  Anywhere.

Also, Trucks...because of their inability to slow down like we can, shouldn't be going faster than 55-60mph in urban areas anyway.

I didn't see any issues with the trucks driving at the speeds they were driving.  I see trucks driving in urban areas often.  I see cars driving in urban areas often.  It's way more frequent for 2 (or more) cars to have crashes than a crash that involves trucks.

Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: Crash_It on July 19, 2021, 12:45:19 AM
Everything isn't smooth and good. You failed to keep right except to pass. You try blaming this on people that can't merge properly, except I never saw an issue with people merging,  and there are large gaps between some interchanges. You constantly got passed on the right, especially by trucks where the middle lane would notmally be their passing lane. And around the 1:40 mark, just after you criticize someone for going under the speed limit in the middle lane, your speed indicator hit 54 mph.

Feel free to post the law about keeping right except to pass, as you are a very keen and law obiding driver.

That's adaptive cruise control. Driver in front of me was going that fast so it slows me automatically.

At the 1:40 mark, there was absolutely no one in front of you.

Keep right except to pass only applies to the far left lane.

Quote
(625 ILCS 5/11-701)
 (d) Upon an Interstate highway or fully access controlled freeway, a vehicle may not be driven in the left lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle.
    (e) Subsection (d) of this Section does not apply:
        (1) when no other vehicle is directly behind the vehicle in the left lane;
        (2) when traffic conditions and congestion make it impractical to drive in the right lane;

You don't drive the Edens like I do,

Almost no ones drives like you do.  Anywhere.

Also, Trucks...because of their inability to slow down like we can, shouldn't be going faster than 55-60mph in urban areas anyway.

I didn't see any issues with the trucks driving at the speeds they were driving.  I see trucks driving in urban areas often.  I see cars driving in urban areas often.  It's way more frequent for 2 (or more) cars to have crashes than a crash that involves trucks.


Again, the law says left lane. The middle lane is not the left lane. Thus, I did nothing wrong. At 1:40 there was a driver in front that slowed down then back up. The speed stamp is off by about 2 mph ,  so you can say that I never did go below 55mph in the middle lane.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: 1 on July 19, 2021, 06:06:27 AM
The City (and for that manner Illinois) is nowhere near as harrowing as you seem to think it is.

Brandon disagrees with you. (I'm not defending the OP.)
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: 1995hoo on July 19, 2021, 07:35:57 AM
Cra_shIt saying "I know what the statutes are" is classic "armchair attorney" behavior: "I’ve read one thing and that makes me an expert."
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 20, 2021, 11:42:44 AM


1) She was stopped and that's why I used my horn

Your video suggests otherwise.

3) It is not illegal and even the cop admitted that.

It is illegal.  I just cited the traffic law that prohibits it.  I've interacted with several police officers—in Illinois, no less—that were mistaken about what the traffic laws actually say.


The use of my horn in that video was not illegal.. here's the law

Quote
625 ILCS 5/12-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-601)
    Sec. 12-601. Horns and warning devices.
    (a) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonable loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation give audible warning with his horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway

She was sitting stopped where you weren't supposed to be, therefore I used my horn to give audible warning to the fact that she was sitting there dangerously to insure safe operation. Anytime, a driver perceives an unsafe situation, they can sound use their horn. If I were to ever be cited for this all I'd have to say is "I did not feel safe by this driver's actions so I honked to warn him/her or others around to this situation"

You are interpreting that law to mean that you're allowed to use your horn to insure safe operation of someone else's vehicle.  That is a bad interpretation of the law.  Unless you really and truly believe there was no way for you to safely operate your own vehicle in that situation, then no, that law does not permit you to have blared your horn at her.
Title: Re: Transit Driver endangers passengers and other motorists.
Post by: kphoger on July 20, 2021, 11:45:23 AM
I know what the statutes are and I don't violate any of them.

There is a lot more to being a good driver than just knowing what the statutes are.  A LOT.

We've pointed out some instances in which you've broken traffic laws in your videos, but let's pretend for a minute that that weren't the case.  You'd STILL be a bad driver—even while obeying all the traffic laws.  You're impatient, you exhibit tendencies of road rage, you have zero tolerance for other drivers' errors, you don't drive defensively, you are not accommodating to other traffic.  You are a bad driver.  No, all those things aren't illegal, but they're still bad driving.