Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Everyone look and learn

THIS is a yield sign.

When you are driving down the road and you are merging into traffic, if there is a yield sign on your side of the road, then you must YIELD to the oncoming traffic.

That doesn't mean drive the same speed as the traffic and just act like you don't see the cars coming. It doesn't mean look straight ahead and hope that if you don't see the cars in traffic, then they will automatically part and let you in.

It means you must give the other traffic the right of way and merge safely into traffic.

I really REALLY hate people who don't yield. Evidently, so does this dude. He compiled the laws addressing bad drivers. Here is the one on yielding:

ยง545.154 (I think this is the statute)
An operator on an access or feeder road of a limited-access or controlled-access highway shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle entering or about to enter the access or feeder road from the highway or leaving or about to leave the access or feeder road to enter the highway.

His interpretation:
This law is quite simple. If you're on the frontage road (a.k.a. access road, feeder road, service road, or gateway) of a freeway or expressway, then you must yield to traffic exiting or entering the freeway or expressway. This law covers all entrance and exit ramps, even if there are no yield signs. (Do you have to be told everything?) Even if the traffic leaving the freeway merges into a separate lane, you are still required to yield. After all, they may want to quickly move over to the right lane to turn. Note, though, that yielding does not necessarily mean stopping.

Thank you Jesus. SOMEONE does know how to drive besides me and Army of Dad. Good God almighty, people make me nuts.


  • At 10:42 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can I also mention that if your turn lane has a yield sign and there isn't oncoming traffic you are NOT required to stop!!! This also applies if you have a dedicated acceleration lane, do not stop and wait for "traffic" since they aren't going into your lane!!!!

  • At 12:36 PM, July 13, 2005, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    Don't get me started on STOP signs!!
    OOOOHhHHHH or people that walk in the middle of the parking lot RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.. ugh. I swear...

    Sorry. I'm on coffee #2 today and this is the 'things that annoy me cup'


  • At 1:39 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oh yeah...SLOWING DOWN to merge on the highway??? A HUGE annoyance to me. Makes me wish I had a huge push bar on the front to just knock the fishsticks( thanks AOM) out of the way.

    Now, shall we mention rubberneckers??????

  • At 3:34 PM, July 13, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    When I had the 280Z I was going to work one day and I had the window open as I was merging onto the Bush. A plastic sack was blowing around and I tried to grab it. Made a couple of grabs and missed, decided that it had been the maximum time I could take my eyes from the road, to allow for a worst-case scenario. Turns out, it was the worst case scenario. Some idiot had stopped on the end of the ramp in a full-highway speed zone. When I slammed to a stop, I skidded to within five feet of the bumper in front of me, the Chevy pickup behind me had to swerve left into the lane of traffic, missing other cars by a few feet.

    I was late getting in the building because my ass wouldn't let go of the seat cover.

  • At 6:58 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh...Oh -- my -- god! Your site is hilarious! Army of Shit is definitely my new favorite blog. At first, I wasn't sure if this site was a joke or real, but then I saw you actually post pics of your kids. This is too much; I mean, I've seen some random-ass blogs, but this takes the cake; what with all the "army of" crap, and ass-loads (literally, "ASS-LOADS") of blind, Dick-Bush-loving, this is a true gem.

  • At 8:58 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, I have a new name !!!!!!!! It will be Mean Ol' Teacher ( NOT OLD
    :(~ )So no more anonymous for me. But you are sworn to never ever tell who I am to any one !!! Hey what's up with big Al ?

  • At 10:07 PM, July 13, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Big Al ... sounds like the name is trying to overcompensate for inadequacies in other areas. Or could be that he really is that BIG that he can't get out of the house and he's pissy and has to take it out on me. He gives those poor old libs a bad name. You guys need to beat this guy down or at least tell him to shut up if he is going to make you look this bad. I mean, come on, you can't come up with anything better than Army of Shit. That was lame.

  • At 10:53 AM, July 14, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Big Gay Al

    Do you ever intend to actually take a position or mete an argument of some type?

    See ... we're all educated around here, and expect more than just a childish drive-by "neener neener you're stinky"

    Try to bring yourself up to specs

  • At 2:30 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Everyone wave at the troll!

  • At 3:16 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is it ok if I only wave with one finger on each hand?

  • At 11:44 AM, July 17, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    All this flipping the bird going on around here is sort of disconcerting.

    I'm sorry Big Gay Al, but when you walk in my house and leave the shit-bomb, this is what happens. We're usually pretty nice and welcoming.


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