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    Posted: 08 May 2003 at 4:29pm
Yesterday on my way down Minnieville Rd towards Old Bridge Rd, I almost rear-ended a driver dropping off slugs at Tacketts Mill. The driver just stopped abruptly on Minnieville to drop off his passengers and could have caused a serious accident, worse yet, someone could have gotten killed. This is not a place to drop off slugs. He should have pulled into the commuter lot or pulled up to the bus stop area. I've noticed several drivers doing this lately.
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Thou shall not tailgate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 3ForHOV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2003 at 3:22pm
For your entertainment, I wasn't tailgating. There happens to also be a bend in the road and when one is coming around that bend...BOOM one comes to a dead stop because someone has decided to stop in the road rather than pull off or pull into the parking lot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote viper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2003 at 2:29pm
I think you make a good point. I've dropped off at Tacketts by pulling way off on the gravel shoulder (far enough that a rider could disembark without being hit by oncoming traffic). One should NEVER stop on a road, street, etc. to drop off passengers -- too dangerous!
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Originally posted by viper ... One should NEVER stop on a road, street, etc. to drop off passengers -- too dangerous!



Except if they are dropping off in downtown DC [:D]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote voriah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2003 at 12:14pm
Tackets can be dangerous. I believe I know where your talking about.. and there really isn't a way to see them stopping abrubtly. Better to either pull all the way in the lot or coming the other way off to the shoulder.
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