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White Escalade on California Speeding This Morning

  • Started 2 months ago by Hamsterdanc3
  • Latest reply from angelescrest

  1. Hamsterdanc3
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    Did anyone else see the White Escalade speeding south bound on California in the turn lane between Lafayette and the Junction?

    I called the police but was advised that unless an officer saw the infraction, it didn't happen.

    Is this normal and acceptable? Speeding in the turn lane, passing cars and weaving between the lanes of traffic and the turn lane?

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  2. Not today but have likely seen this car driving erratically before. About a month ago it was coming from the other direction around 38th and Andover and I had to lay on the horn and move into a parking space not to get hit, scared the crap out of me. Then a week ago it passed me on 35th weaving in and out of the lane. Unfortunately I could not get the plate. Light cream or white escalade, maybe gold trim.

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  3. We almost got hit by a white Escalade this past weekend driving from Avalon to Fauntleroy. The person was swerving in and out of lanes and stopping very erratically - (like he was either drunk or stoned). He was too fast for me to get his license plate.

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  4. because, you know,they're....special...after all, they drive an Escalade....

    :-\

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  5. Hamsterdanc3
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    I called the police and read them the license plate as I was parked behind the Escalade at the post office. The dispatcher told me not to block them in.

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  6. so, once this guy/woman causes an accident, then the police jump in......nice :(

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  7. Seems like there has been a lot of crazy driving lately. This morning NB on Fauntleroy near the Fairmount ball fields, I noticed this black jeep right on my tail. I was doing the speed limit 35 mpg, and there was traffic in front of me, and this yahoo is flashing his lights at me, honking... I'm wondering where did he come from, I've been on this road since it crossed California, so I know I didn't pull out in front of him or anything.. As soon as the late split into 2, he immediately moved to the left lane and was doing the same thing to the next person who had the misfortune to be in front of him.

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  8. Hamsterdanc3
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    I did ask the dispatcher if someone had to be killed to get a response and she said no but still no agreement to follow up. It's a woman. Or at least it was this morning.

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  9. wakeflood
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    wakeflood

    There's something going on lately with drivers - at least here in WS. I've seen folks rushing to catch the evening Fauntleroy ferry doing really stupid stuff - and that's saying something since it's basically par for the course for them to be aggressive (benign term for being jerks). One guy was weaving in and out of lanes at high speed southbound on Fauntleroy on Friday by the same playfields which apparently convinced two other cars to follow suit. Cuz, you know with pedestrians and bikes on that street it would never end badly...

    And lots of the "signs don't apply to me" folks too. Watched two cars (Tesla/BMW) decide that the business parking lot across from Endolyne Joe's with the "CUSTOMER'S ONLY" sign prominently displayed is a mere suggestion. Gee, I wonder why there's a bunch of open spots directly across from a packed restaurant? I wanted to say something as they walked past me to go in but was asked not to by others in my party.

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  10. Maybe the Escalade driver is related to the driver of the white BMW SUV that needed to pass me using the turn lane on Delridge this morning. I hope they both crash into each other and harm nobody but themselves.

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  11. Weird stuff lately.

    I was passed on the RIGHT side heading SB on beach drive (doing the speed limit).

    Heaven forbid there were joggers or walkers that the person did not see.

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  12. happywalker
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    happywalker

    On another traffic note, this morning on 99NB just before the stadiums, a small black hatchback or wagon drove the entire length of the "BUS ONLY" lane, cut into traffic then proceeded to cut into the left outside lane while we just watched. All I could think of is KARMA.

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  13. Frustrating because police can't/won't enforce it, unless they see it, but they aren't looking for it because they are off doing more important things. People know they can get away with it so they do it. I see this sort of stuff more and more each day. I feel like more people moving into the area isn't helping peoples patience levels and this is the result. Hopefully civility will prevail.

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  14. I saw a Black Suburban swerve from the left lane on the NB viaduct clear over to the bus lane and then swerve back into it a mile later. Apparently he thought it was a bus. I'd have taken a cell pix of his license plate while driving but two wrongs...

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  15. Saw a white Escalade with gold Cadillac emblem tonight at 5pm north bound on California I was behind it between a couple cars. It was swerving in and out of turn lane to pass cars and braked a lot. It was driving pretty past. It then got into turn lane in front of Sirpos thought I could get it license plate as I approached to turn left myself but no it speed up swerved back onto California to passed another car. That large vehicle is going to hurt someone.

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  16. I mostly drive locally, since I work at home...will definitely have to keep my eyes open for this...um...scofflaw... :(

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  17. I saw the White Escalade at the post office this morning. She was parked in their lot half blocking the mail drop off lane. You'll be happy to know there was a policeman parked right behind her waiting for her to come out of the post office. They probably didn't site her but at least they responded.

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  18. #jackbauer

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  19. Willie Murderface
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    Willie Murderface

    I have seen this vehicle driving recklessly the last two weeks. I've seen them drive down the turn lane, swerve, etc. I usually see them twice a day.

    I've seen the car parked for a significant amount of time at 48th and Charlestown.

    This is an ongoing problem that is obviously affecting more than one of us.

    I will try to get their plates next time I see them, which will likely be tomorrow.

    I'm just glad I'm not the only one who's seen them doing this.

    Edit: I usually see the car north of the junction.

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  20. as with anything, I suppose, if enough people contact the SPD about this particular driver, maybe something will get done, squeaky wheel and all that...

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  21. Jan, I was just thinking the same thing.

    I can understand, and share the OP's and others' frustration and discouragement with being told by 911 Operators that nothing can be done without an Officer witnessing it.

    If the Operator(s) are giving the info as a caveat, that's one thing. But, if they are informing the Caller of that in a tone of voice/attitude suggesting it's a waste of time to report, that's wrong, IMHO.

    I don't know if all 911 calls are archived indefinitely, but I would encourage folks to keep calling and (hopefully) get a longtime, or permanent record of each incident, and/or report it online, if one of the online reporting options allows such.

    Then, if word gets out to our Officers on the street, they can keep an eye out for the Escalade, especially in the area(s) of repeated incidents, and maybe inform the driver it's not cool to take the term "Escalade" too literally....

    Mike

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  22. pattilea
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    This evening at 6pm I was driving up Admiral Way and a Grey SUV passed me in the turn lane almost hitting a turning car, then passed the car in front of me. This crazy and so dangerous. I tried to speed up honing to catch him or her at the light to get a plate number, but they flew thru the just turned red light. Not only cars but walkers really need to be careful too. I see a possible collision or fatality coming soon. So sad that someone feels they are far more important then to follow the law....

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  23. I have driven an Escalade and a Yukon once each - Rentals; not in WS; long story.

    These things make you feel invincible. You want to invade Iraq again instead of going to the local gas station. They compensate for any insecurity you have that week. You want to call everybody Bro and wear a hat backwards. They are hella fun.

    But you step out them feeling just a little bit dirty, guilty and stupid.

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  24. As a pedestrian, I've been nearly creamed by all sorts of vehicles, from a Prius to a Metro bus. And yes, I am a very alert and careful walker - its almost as if some people don't see what is going on. Poor time management, too many distractions, etc. I've4 driven trucks and can say I don't feel invincible - I am even more careful because they are such behemoths.

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  25. Some drivers just do NOT care. Period. I was crossing California at Admiral a few years ago, with the walk signal. Had to navigate around a car stopped in the crosswalk - gave him the eye - as he encroached the sidewalk when I was in the middle of crossing. He actually had the nerve to lean out his window and yell to me that he did not care that he was blocking the crosswalk. Basically it was my problem not his.

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  26. Ms. Sparkles
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    Those who report a woman driving the White Escalade - you should cruise the block of Walnut just north of SW Charlestown and see if the same vehicle is parked near a home on the West side of that block.

    If yes, then I know this person and can point her toward this thread. She owns a business in the Junction so might be encouraged to reign in the agressive driving if she thinks the bad publicity may hurt business.

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  27. I just saw her again at 12:15 this afternoon weaving in and out of traffic, flying down the center lane and almost flipping her Escalade trying to avoid the center median. She is going to kill someone!

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  28. I don't understand, if there is enough complaints to the police, about the same car, why they can't do something about it. Crazy.

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  29. This thread is awesome.

    How long until we figure it out?

    I say one more day, tops.

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  30. anonymous123
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    I've also been seeing lots of people driving recklessly swerving in and out of the turn lane to pass people on Delridge by the K-Stem school. Every time I see it happen I first hope that they don't hit any pedestrians (or anyone) and the second thing I hope for is this:

    http://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/car-passes-on-right-ends-up-in-guardrail.gif

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  31. It was broadcast over the police radio again this afternoon around 2 pm to all "William" police units to be on the look for - white Cadillac Escalade, driving erratically/recklessly from Admiral Way/California, last seen southbound on California near Charlestown. AND they broadcast the license plate. Let's hope the owners get contacted.

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  32. yep..finally...maybe the squeaky wheel is finally getting some action :)

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  33. "Book 'em, Dano." Hopefully they will catch this crazy person before people or pets get hurt!

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  34. Willie Murderface
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    Willie Murderface

    Looks like this is still going on... someone post the plate #, or maybe the name of the business? I'm gonna swing by Walnut today to see if it's the same one.

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  35. Jeannie
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    Just observed that this thread is taking a darker turn (cue the scary music!). OP's screen name is Hamsterdanc3, and the latest commenter is Willie Murderface, complete with a Cthulhu avatar. But, yeah, I would love to see the cops get this Escalade lunatic who is a real danger to others - and has awful taste in vehicles.

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  36. Ms. Sparkles would you please contact me via email which is psburnthis at that gmail place. Would like to ask questions outside this forum, for privacy and discretion. Thanks.

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  37. Lol Jeannie, what are you driving?

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  38. Aaaaaaand again today on Sunday, 2:12 pm, Admiral District southbound on California: "White Cadillac Escalade" described as having a "vanity plate" with three letters, driving recklessly. I think he (or the person who called it in) meant "partial" plate, because the three letters match the one from yesterday.
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    This selfish asshat driver needs to check themself - their shaving a few seconds getting somewhere is not worth the potential (some might say eventuality) of forcing others off the road, or banging into someone else's vehicle causing damage, bodily injury or worse.
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    Everyone who sees this self-entitled jerk endangering others while driving, please call it in to SPD. Perhaps a preponderance of reports can tip the scales and SPD might contact and talk to the driver, even if they didn't personally witness these incidents.
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    I would urge that please, do not post any identifying information here such as the full plate, names, etc.,-- just keep calling SPD with as much info as you can when you witness this (or any other) "driver" being reckless and endangering others in traffic.

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  39. alkiwendy
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    There is a Crime Prevention Council meeting tomorrow night, May 20th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at 2300 SW Webster, the Southwest Precinct. I know from attending previous meetings that the police do listen, and hopefully they will act, if they haven't already.

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  40. Irukandji
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    Irukandji

    My turn with the cream Escalade, windows tinted dark at about 20%. I was aggressively tailgated north on 44th from Oregon, a street narrow-ish with cars parked on both sides. The driver was southbound on 44th but made a U-turn at Oregon so ended up behind me as I headed north. The Escalade driver kept making moves as if wanting to speed around me on the right, then left, backing off, then rushing right up onto the back of my car. I got the license plate and will check to see if it's the one mentioned as belonging to a person on Walnut/Charleston.

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  41. I live about ten blocks from Walnut/Charlestown and have made this street a part of my walking routine. I have yet to spot this vehicle anywhere near or around that intersection (I walk Walnut all the way to Hiawatha). I have been all different times of day from early morning to late at night (stalker alert!). They must have a garage.

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  42. why, Smitty...I'm waving distance from Hiawatha...next time wave back :D

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  43. she needs to have her license revoked for awhile. oh, i only wish.....

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  44. Jan, if you ever see a heavy set guy walking a crazy golden retriever (on a leash!) feel free to wave! I will wave back. I usually take Walnut all the way down to Safeway-ish.

    I can't WAIT to run into the esaclade - I may follow her/him (if I can!) just out of curiosity.

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  45. lol...stalker is right ! I live just east of Safeway...will keep my eyes pealed :D

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  46. Irukandji would you email me? Address is in earlier comment. Thanks.

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  47. Now I'm checking every morning. It's like years ago, going over the Grandma's house every day, and she would ask, "Is O.J. on today?"

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  48. ABD****?
    Handicapped placard on rearview mirror?

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  49. angelescrest
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    angelescrest

    Smitty!
    Re: the Beach Drive driver passing on the right!!!
    OMG. Today, new blue Honda CRV #ABW---, finds me too slow on Beach Drive; frantically tries to pass right or left; chooses left, only to pass the next car on the right...only to end up in the same spot as I, as she was unable to pass the next three cars. She turned up away from the ferry. That is wreckless, insane driving--so many bicyclists, walkers, etc.

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