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Old 02-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Prius driver rams Chevy truck driver...

http://www.gazette.com/articles/poli...kup_prius.html

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The driver of a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius repeatedly rammed a pickup during a road-rage attack in Colorado Springs and then shoved the truck's 61-year-old driver when the men pulled over, police said.

Daniel Cox, 30, was jailed on suspicion of felony assault. The charge was upgraded to a felony because people over 60 are considered "at-risk adults" under Colorado law. There were no serious injuries.

Road-rage incidents often lead to tailgating, angry gestures and unanswered challenges, police said. It's rarer for them to end in physical fights - and rarer still that officers are summoned.

"It probably happens a lot more than it's reported," said Sgt. Rick Cirka. He said officers in his district investigate reports of similar attacks "about once every six months."

Officers responded to the attack about 11:45 a.m. Friday. Police said Cox grew aggressive when the men nearly collided while exiting northbound Interstate 25 at the South Circle Drive exit.

The victim, a man who wasn't identified, told police that Cox followed him and intentionally sideswiped his Chevrolet pickup three times before both drivers stopped at Lake Avenue and Venetucci Boulevard, police said.

When the men got out, Cox pushed the victim several times into the doorjamb of his truck, police said. The man complained of back pain. The Prius sustained more damage than the pickup, Cirka said.

"I think the only damage was where the pickup's wheel ran up against the Prius," he said.
All I have to say is that this idiot's lucky he never ran into my dad...that prius wouldn't be the only thing beat up.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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I carry a 9mm pistol back and forth to the office and I still wouldn't pull over for this idiot. IT"S A PRIUS. I would have ran his ass off of the road. Laughing all the way. That guy is a loon.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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Enviro- tree hugging psychos there our own domestic terrorists!
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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hopefully the prius driver gets a lifetime ban from driving. it should become a privilege in the states and not a right. that way only responsible people can drive, thus higher speed limits would be acceptable. ill stop before i go to far off topic.....
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #5
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:59 PM   #6
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I just don't understand how people get so worked up over such little crap. I mean, I know you're driving a Prius man, but you don't have to take it out on someone else.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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Leave my Prius out of this. That old man in the pickup had it coming.
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This is why I'm glad I vanpool. The stress of being stuck in crawling traffic for over an hour with incompetent, untalented non-drivers talking on their cell phones, using no lights or high beams, going 40 in the left lane when traffic cleared, etc, just got to be too much. I'm much happier now.
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"With a light touch on the brakes, run the revs up a bit. Slip off the brake and bury the throttle. There's a light chirp as tires scratch for bite. Then comes a sub-5.0-second sled ride to 60 mph. A tick over 13.0 sec. and you're through the quarter-mile. It's a rush, of course, but not overly dramatic. Try the same thing with this pair's predecessors of 1970 or so and you'll find yourself in a bit of a wrestling match. Ain't progress wonderful? Maybe yes, and maybe sometimes it's fun to wrestle."
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #10
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Good lord. I would have just run the Prius over, saying I didn't see him in the rear view. Then again I'd be doing this with my Exploder. And at least I'd be doing it with the rear end. We all know how doing anything with the FRONT end turned out...

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #11
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:02 PM   #12
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Been a long time since I heard Jim Rome on the radio. EASILY the best out there.

The new Camaro is 'Sick' Any thing givin 400+ Horse power and IRS and all for under 40k is riiii-diculous. That's the GM that I know. And how does a Prius driver push 'anyone' around. What, did Bill Romanowski lose a bet? Maybe that guy in the pickup was haulin doughnuts and Rosie O Fat got hungry in her Prius? iiiiin-credible. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGG! War-Cars that make panties drop; War-Car companies that listen to the consumer; and WAR-CAMARO 5
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:24 PM   #13
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #14
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Hahaha, seriously, I would LOVE an opportunity to try my monster-truck skills out.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:44 PM   #15
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #16
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Wish I could afford a damn colt.. Oh well. I guess this may be my next investment after the Camaro. XD Maybe a .22 target plinker first..

That'd sure take care of any prius driver (the plinker, not the knock em' down .45)
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Nah, don't waste your money on a .22 when you can get an entry-level .45 for a hundred more. Springfield makes some cheap 1911s.
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wow really i would have kicked this shit out this guy....poor old man like honestly who shoves an old man, if i would have seen the guy do this i would have stopped and beat the piss outa him for shoving the old guy.

and i wish someone would try that to my car sure i got a 94 grand prix that has 200 grand on it, but its got some balls actually, more balls then the prius, so i would have ran the guy off the road the dumb sh*t haha i would not have even cared becuz it wouldn't have done shit to my car i bet haha
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:53 AM   #19
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That idiot wouldn't survive a day on Texas roads. Here, we have a few simple unwritten rules of the road. It doesn't matter whether or not you agree with them because they will be imposed upon you anyway.

1) He who has the bigger vehicle has the right of way
2) If vehicles are of similar size, he who has the roughest body and paint has the right of way.
3) Compact cars and sedans serve a dual purpose -- transportation for the driver and a tertiary brake system for larger vehicles.


There is one physics formula that every driver should know:

Force = mass x acceleration (or deceleration)

A Prius has the mass of a coke can and therefore can impose little force.
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The above is one of the many reasons I loathe Texas.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:08 AM   #21
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Seriously? They had to put that in there? It's a news reel about a road-rage incident, for cripes sake!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #22
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Seriously? They had to put that in there? It's a news reel about a road-rage incident, for cripes sake!!
I think its to reduce confusion with those other, non-efficient pious's, I mean pos's, I mean prius's running around
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