Originally Posted by AQ-OC
Here in SC...the "pull right out on the highway and pull a complete turtle" think is alive and well. I hate it when people do that. And the people doing it aren't the Prius or hybrid drivers...they are just nut cases who don't know how to drive or don't care about endangering others. They frequently don't even bother to see what is coming their way. I've had to hard break many times due to this kind of driver and they mostly seem to be driving old beater cars. Also, I see lots of Prius drivers speeding and driving fast as if they are late to yesterday. I think the tendency to assume that hybrid drivers are always the slow pokes on the road is nonsense. Not what I see at all.
For every Prius that I see on the road that I'd classify as a "slowpoke" I literally see more than 200 that are driving "with the flow" or speeding, so I totally agree with you. Yesterday I drove 200 miles around the Bay Area and in that time I saw ONE slightly slow Prius on the freeway. Nothing I'd classify as dangerously slow--just a bit slower than me, and I drive around 62-64 nearly ALL of the time, on most freeways.