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    [–] Aggressive Jetta driver almost takes out clueless Jetta driver boxjohn 0 points ago in TorontoDriving

    I mean, yeah. Car headlights, at least factory ones, have millions of dollars put into making them less of a problem for other road users. Cut off lines, aiming, high beams vs. low beams, etc. So yes, a car headlight is a good example of a noticeable, useful light that doesn't have the failing a strobe floodlight bolted onto a bike has.

    [–] Aggressive Jetta driver almost takes out clueless Jetta driver boxjohn 0 points ago in TorontoDriving

    pro-tip: They're annoyed because you're making it harder for them to see where they're going, and that doesn't make you safer

    [–] Aggressive Jetta driver almost takes out clueless Jetta driver boxjohn 3 points ago in TorontoDriving

    why do some cyclists insist on being a strobe light at night? It's almost like they're trying to be disorienting

    [–] They've caused big problems across the U.S. Is Toronto ready for dockless e-scooters boxjohn 1 points ago in toronto

    Difference is there are licenses, set fines, and insurance that all set up some accountability for driving a car. Sure some people still flout the law, but there's huge consequences for being a dumbass in a car.

    Good luck punishing or banning dangerous scooter users.

    [–] This is why you take off the emergency brake before towing. 15 bmw 750li boxjohn 3 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    A lot of tow truck drivers are such bitches about dollies it's ridiculous. I had the steering coupler fail on my car. RWD automatic. The Guy STILL wanted to tow it with the front wheels on the ground, even though the steering wouldn't lock/hold the wheels straight. Finally convinced him to lift the front and put the rear on a dolly.

    I've had similar debates at work. Gotta be vigilant because good luck getting a tow company to pay for damage.

    [–] Matthews out 4 weeks with a shoulder injury, going to the IR boxjohn 2 points ago in hockey

    yeah, one of those common 30 goal scorer gritty matchup 3rd line centremen.

    [–] Audi gets caught speeding in Construction Zone boxjohn 2 points ago in TorontoDriving

    that's an absurdly low speed limit for that road.

    [–] Bicycles and Cars; Who Has the Right of Way? boxjohn 2 points ago in TorontoDriving

    Thanks for this.

    I actually quizzed a cop on this once, more trying to find out for myself than trying to trip him up, and he didn't know. In fairness, he wasn't in a division with any/many bike lanes.

    I drive on wellesley and Sherbourne fairly often and in both cases I basically turn expecting bike to not know the rules.

    On sherbourne I can't block them and they have no responsibility to go around me, but in theory on Wellesley they can. In practice, it's a mixed bag and the dangerous/aggressive/assertive cyclists will go to my right even if I'm mid turn, and the cautious/passive ones go to the left. On both streets.

    I think there really should have been a larger public information campaign 10 years or so ago when bike lanes started being installed.

    [–] Semi pits civic on hwy 401 boxjohn 2 points ago in TorontoDriving

    Not in Ontario, no. Some US states though.

    [–] [Belarus] 3 Ton max... don't care boxjohn 17 points ago in Roadcam

    You're massively overestimating the wealth of Belarus

    [–] someone help me please I am so desperate. boxjohn 10 points ago in askTO

    I would try applying. Kitchen work shows you can work hard and stand for a long time. That is most of what they are looking for in a warehouse.

    [–] Matthews opens the season with an over-time winner against the Habs boxjohn 48 points ago in hockey

    Sometimes you gotta remind yourself "oh yeah, that 500 goal scorer is also on this team"

    [–] I went to the site where "Wait For Me Daddy" was taken on Oct 1st. boxjohn 36 points ago in canada

    My grandfather was alive for the first commercial radio broadcasts... and Spotify.

    Learned to drive in a Model T, got to see radar-guided cruise control in action.

    Remembers his house finally getting a telephone, learned how to use email and (sort of) video calling.

    crazy how much has happened in your lifetime if you were there for the 20th century.

    [–] Keesmaat unveils plan to tear down part of Gardiner Expressway for 'grand boulevard' boxjohn 3 points ago in toronto

    For me personally, it would add at least 20 minutes to have to get off and fight the now busier lakeshore and other routes and then get back on the dvp.

    [–] I have your wheel lock key. Msg me for it boxjohn 2 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    It says in the first article that the car had wheel locks.

    Didn't stop the thief.

    [–] I have your wheel lock key. Msg me for it boxjohn 1 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    The value is in the tires. easy 400+ a set if they're new and on something as common as a Honda.

    [–] I have your wheel lock key. Msg me for it boxjohn 4 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    My theory is that the biggest victims of wheel theft are dealerships, so they put them on for while the car is on the lot. Higher end places store indoors or behind serious security so it's not a concern.

    [–] I have your wheel lock key. Msg me for it boxjohn 2 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    People can steal your wheels with or without these wheel "locks".

    They're just a pain to service for a few reasons.