Just got back from a great holiday back home in NW PA, ~1200 miles one way.
For the love of god people, 95% of new cars have cruise control....normally it takes 2 clicks to use it, why do you still fluctuate between 65mph and 85mph?
And what was up with TN today? Did everyone going west bound on I40 double their retard doses? Going east bound was smooth but today everyone HAD to get to Memphis while driving like a Somali taxi driver with the shits....was it 50% off crack today in Memphis or get your blind bi-polar sister to drive day?
Oh.....and someone remind next year why I don't drive through WV....my wife had never been through the state and Ohio is almost as boring as KS, so I took I79 instead of I71 beautiful state but what a PIA to drive through.
I dislike cruise control, but I also dislike people who cannot control their speed. So yeah I get the bitch.
I think the real problem is that most people don't actually drive their cars. They are in the drivers seat but most are simply along for the ride, paying attention to the passengers, the view, the radio or any number of things other than the road and the instrument panel in front. My eyes constantly move between the road in front, the rear view mirror and the instrument panel. When I drive I actually drive.
I agree. This is one of my biggest peeves.
That and not using turn signals. Neither are difficult to utilize.
There is the other side of the coin, too:
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Most people from big cities have no idea there is cruise control on their vehicle and EVEN WORSE have no idea how to drive without tailgaiting someone. They'll pass people, end up with nothing but open highway in front of them, and then they start the annoying 20 mph speed changes.
It's been one of my pet peeves ever since my Purdue days and the Shitcago dumbasses would tailgate me (no other cars in visible sight), pass me, and then end up driving slower than my cruise control because they don't use cruise control.
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Try driving I65 North from Nashville or I75 South from Chattanooga to Atlanta. From Nashville to Chicago I go I24 & I57, only 10 miles further & a much more pleasant drive.
Cruize control asses are those that you move over for, they slow down, ride beside you & box you in behind a truck!
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I don't take a lot of interstate highway trips, but sometimes I drive I-81 and 40 to Knoxville. I'd like to use my cruise control more, but inevitably I will come up on a slowpoke (i.e., anybody going slower than I want to go), but can't go around to pass because a maniac (anybody going faster than me) is coming up fast in the left lane. So I have to tap the brake or switch off the cruise until everything is clear. Also, in hilly terrain and with a low-powered engine, cruise control will maintain that speed even if it has to shift your transmission down two gears (four-speed automatic). Cruise control is best for long, straight, flat, more lightly traveled stretches of road like, say, between Tucumcari and Amarillo.
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All of the above!
I use cruise control as an anti-speeding device. I tend to migrate to what I consider a "comfortable" pace which is usually 5-10 MPH above the posted limit. I also tend to drive 55+ on a highway and ignore the stupid changes because some dipwad thinks two houses constitute a "village" and got the state to lower the limit to 45 or even 35.
Local constable stopped me last Spring doing 60 in a 45 and let me walk with a warning. I DEFINITELY use the CC on that road now, I don't think he'll be so understanding if it happens again...
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
I use mine on my Tacoma, even around town for relatively longer stretches, or known radar enforcement areas. I just get the speed somewhere close and set it, and then fine tune it with the up/down features. Each flick up or down adjusts the speed by 2 km/h. I have learned by passing many stationary radar displays that my speedometer shows 1-2 mph more that what the display says. Either that, or they set the display radars generously.
My wife never uses hers in her Sequoia, but then she is a retired LEO and still drives like one. When I'm driving it with her as a passenger, she's always asking me what I'm doing. One thing about Toyotas, the major controls are identical from model to model.
I'm with you, dewhorse. Use the cruise control! Stop running up my ass and then slow down because you just realized you're in the lead! And if you want to pass me, then for god's sake, pass me! Don't box me behind gramp's Winnabago with the "See Rock City" stickers!
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If the traffic is sparse and I'm just cruising easy, I will cruise control.
But one of the fun things I do when driving on vacation is gunning down the freeway eating up the miles. After switching to the SUV, I'm not driven to go fast anymore.
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Both my auto have it,havent used on either in years,but I live just south of atlanta,you that have driven here understand.
North side you run 80,downtown freeways you run maybe two mph.south side 35 to 70 in a half mile.
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