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pacercoltfan
10-08-2005, 10:06 PM
How about if you're in a turn lane and you're not turning USE YOUR MIRRORS before changing lanes!

Or don't pull out in front of me making me have to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting you and then all of the sudden go 20 mph under the speedlimit!:mad: :mad:

grace
10-09-2005, 11:51 AM
If the speed limit is 55 and its been raining like hell the last two days, DONT GO 70!!!!!! USE SOME FREAKING COMON SENSE

Now don't blame the people in VA. I'd bet the driver is from New Jersey. They think 70 mph is the speed you idle at. They make Detroit drivers look like grandmas on a Sunday drive.

Harmonica
10-09-2005, 12:54 PM
It's funny how every city has their own driving idiosyncrasies. Savannah, Georgia drivers are slooooow. Boston drivers are the angriest. I forget which city I lived in where they simply won't let you inI think Charlotte, North Carolina, or Richmond, Virginia; I forget which. Yes, and if I remember correctly, it's every man for himself in D.C. It almost feels like Deathrace 2000 on the beltway.

Kegboy
10-09-2005, 01:39 PM
Boston is a scary place to drive.

And FYI, in Lafayette, IN, nobody understands how to stagger a 4-way stop.

sweabs
10-09-2005, 01:43 PM
England is a scary place to drive.

Especially when you rent a car, and it's standard, and you're now driving on the other side of the car, on the opposite side of the road, approaching a round-about.

Ah, brings back memories.

obnoxiousmodesty
10-09-2005, 02:34 PM
And FYI, in Lafayette, IN, nobody understands how to stagger a 4-way stop.

This is so very, very true.

Los Angeles
10-09-2005, 05:17 PM
Lived in a lot of places and the scariest driving habit is in Chicago.

There, people don't stop for stop signs. I mean it.

They're still going 40 until they are 100 feet or so from the sign, then they slam on the brakes to quickly slow down to about ten - and without pause, as soon as the front bumper of the car crosses the plane of the stop sign - they hit the gas hard. This happens even when there are other cars approaching the intersection and are about to do the same thing. There were at least 3 crashes a week at the same 4-way a block from our house. I'm not exaggerating.

Eventually we didn't even notice the *pop* or *smash* sound of two SUVs ramming into each other at the four way. It was like living by the railroad tracks. After a while you don't even blink at the noise.

Gyron
10-10-2005, 10:17 AM
People in Charlotte don't understand how to merge. They will come to a complete stop before they merge, or cause the traffic they aremergin to come to complete stop in order for them to get into traffic. I saw a guy drive on the shoulder of the road for nearly half a mile the other day because he couldn't understand how to merge into traffic....

Oh, and here in NC, the drivers from South Carolina always seem like the idiot drivers who swerve in and out of traffic and drive like nuts, but I guess you have those in every state, the SC ones just seem more prevelant here in Charlotte.

Harmonica
10-10-2005, 11:18 AM
Lived in a lot of places and the scariest driving habit is in Chicago.

There, people don't stop for stop signs. I mean it.

They're still going 40 until they are 100 feet or so from the sign, then they slam on the brakes to quickly slow down to about ten - and without pause, as soon as the front bumper of the car crosses the plane of the stop sign - they hit the gas hard. This happens even when there are other cars approaching the intersection and are about to do the same thing. There were at least 3 crashes a week at the same 4-way a block from our house. I'm not exaggerating.

Eventually we didn't even notice the *pop* or *smash* sound of two SUVs ramming into each other at the four way. It was like living by the railroad tracks. After a while you don't even blink at the noise.

Course, here in LA, we're always dodging bullets. ;)

MarionDeputy
10-10-2005, 09:50 PM
Hell, I wont even talk about the people from MD. They make NJ driver look like old grandmas......

I totally agree, I lived in Baltimore when I was a kid, and we were on the highway, there were these 2 old ladies driving the speed limit on the highway. Behind them in a truck were two guys who were riding the hell out of their back bumper. I was amazed to see it when the guys in the truck actually rammed the the 2 old ladies off the road. MD drivers are by far the most aggressive, no patience, drivers I have ever encountered.

Natston
10-11-2005, 02:44 AM
Funny story:

I went to make a right turn on red today, and I had a gut feeling to just slow down. Sure enough, this pizza del. guy just blew through his red light.

I threw my hands up and almost laid on the horn, but as I started to make my turn and put my hands down to the horn, I heard a lout *** siren that scared the dickens out of me.

I looked across the street, and the 2nd car back was a state trooper. I was scared ****less so I pulled over, but he just went past me and got the guy.


I'm sorry, I wanted to get back to Indiana as early as possible.