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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:25 PM
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Please post your observations about East Coast Drivers here:
Philadelphia drivers park in the middle of the street. :eyes:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:28 PM
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1. Hmm.
They have an unfortunate tendency to run over wussy West Coast drivers who like to drive too slowly.. :P
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:32 PM
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2. I don't trust you to steer a train
:spank:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:33 PM
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3. I've NEVER had a ticket in my life, btw..
And only one accident which wasn't really my fault
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:40 PM
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5. you guys drive 100 down a city street
45 on the freeway. :eyes:

what would you do if you were in Montana? :D
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:54 PM
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11. You've got it all wrong, as usual
Its 50 down a city street and 85 on the interstate...
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:25 PM
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15. I know it wasn't your fault
That guy never should have been driving on the sidewalk. ;)
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 06:29 PM
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18. Piffle. We invented the freeway, the traffic jam, and the drive-by shooting
East coast drivers are horn-molesting sissies who don't even know that the on-ramp is for accelerating, the passing lane is for passing, and the speed limit sign is a gentle suggestion...
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:39 PM
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4. New Yorkers don't understand what YIELD means
At least not when they drive in my town. Never once have I seen a New Yorker yield to oncoming traffic -- that, by the way, has the right of way.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:41 PM
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6. I've never had an accident in my life.
East Coaster all my life. And 22 years of driving.

That is all. :P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:44 PM
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7. Nice post, streamdog!
Now you've got everyone upset!!

:rofl:
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:48 PM
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8. East Coast men -- sigh
They have NO fear. One of the more indelible memories of the New Jersey native I dated before I married my Seattle-native husband was his driving. He LOVED to race.

What is it about them? They're irresistible.
Julie
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:52 PM
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9. I will say this much about East Coast men....
in my experience, anyway....

They are very direct.
They are often brutally honest.
They are largely fearless.
You never have to wonder what they think of you - they will tell you.

:)

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:54 PM
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10. w00t! Racing!
Nothing like the smell of burning rubber.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:57 PM
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12. I drive 1200 miles per week
my observations:

-everyone thinks they are perfect drivers
-we all think other drivers stink
--road rage requires 2 drivers to happen, if you ignore the crap, you dont get caught up in the shit

the fact of the matter is, the vast majority of drivers drive well the vast majority of the time ( every once in awhile we all screw up)
very few drivers drive very poorly all of the time
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 06:31 PM
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20. This is one of the most reasonable posts I've ever read here.
Edited on Thu Jan-08-09 06:32 PM by PeaceNikki
And it combined with your sigline (and avatar) is awesome!

:thumbsup:

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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 10:12 PM
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28. Aww Thanks
and I'll say it again, I love your handle :pals: :fistbump:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 07:28 PM
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23. i disagree
i see good drivers all over the place all the time

i see a minority of drivers that often are a menace

"road rage" can be exacerbated by how one reacts to another driver, but it's false to say that it requires two drivers (as if the 2nd driver, the non rager, is in control of the situation).

in fact, many road ragers act as menaces without regard to anything the driver actually has control of. i continually get honked and yelled at because i stop my car when turning right if there is a pedestrian in the crosswalk, that's the law. the rager doesn't see or doesn't care why i'm stopped, they just see the green, but make no mistake --i'm doing the absolute right thing and if the guy shoots me for it, i was purely and totally the victim and 0% at fault.

ps: :rant:
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 10:10 PM
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27. I think we agree more than we disagree
since your first 2 lines are essentially the same as my last 2 lines

and I get flipped off and honked at times for doing the right thing too...but i dont consider that road rage...it is when that sort of situation is escalated to violence or further confrontation, to me that is the definition of road rage...and it can be controlled easily: dont get pissed off if someone cuts you off or causes you to miss a light, stop in traffic or whatever, its not worth it,,,and if you are on the recieving end of the horn or the finger for whatever reason, shrug ,laugh, wave, say your sorry or 'my bad' and get the hell down the road, whatver you have to do to diffuse the situation. whatever it is it is not worth it.

it always takes 2 to tango, or tangle, and what i am talking about is being the one driver in control of the situation
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:00 PM
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13. To quote Dave Barry (on driving in Miami)
"I-95 is no place for the faint of heart. You're out there with people who apparently took Driver's Ed from Saddam Hussein; people who observe the traffic laws to the same degree that the Unabomber observed the postal regulations; people who refuse to allow trivial matters such as steering to interfere with their cellular phone conversations, hair care, nasal hygiene, narcotics ingestion, etc. And you cannot get away from them, because your path is inevitably being blocked by some elderly or possibly deceased retirees on their way to the Blindness Clinic, oozing forward at the speed of rust in their 1974 Chrysler El Humongo".


http://www.davebarry.com/misccol/NASCAR.htm

I certainly can't put it any better than that.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:26 PM
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16. That describes most of the Florida I've observed.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:06 PM
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14. OK
Boston drivers are unpredictable.
NYC drivers are aggressive but predictable.
DC drivers are aggressive and vindictive.
Jersey turnpike drivers have no idea there is a right lane.
Sounds like Philly drivers are like Baltimorons. Harmless but frustrating

Pedestrians from the West coast are moving targets.
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:28 PM
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17. West Virginians have never heard of
Edited on Thu Jan-08-09 04:28 PM by leftyclimber
turn signals. Or checking one's blind spot before one changes lanes.

When you live in an East Coast college town, you are subjected to the driving style of every state/major city on the Eastern seaboard, meaning you never know what ANYONE is going to do, because nobody else does, either.

edit: potentially confusing regionalism
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 08:27 PM
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26. turn signals? what are those???
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 06:29 PM
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19. As a native Mainah
I would say that northern New Englanders can drive through any weather across any terrain to their objective....


provided they are the only vehicle on the road. Traffic freaks them out! :rofl:
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 06:39 PM
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21. New Jersey drivers know how to get out of the way.
I once drove through New Jersey on my way back to Ft. Bragg N.C. after visiting New York for New Years eve.

I was in a terrible hurry to get back to base and drove around 110 mph all the way through because slower drivers in N.J. would actually change lanes to let faster drivers by!

Here in Detroit people will go out of there way just to get in front of you if you even look like you've got a little momentum and a clear lane in front of you and don't EVER try using a turn signal...
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 06:40 PM
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22. East Coast Drivers are nowhere near as bad as FIBs.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 10:13 PM
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29. You can take the gal out of 'sconnie
but you cant take the 'sconnie out of the gal

FIBS :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 10:22 PM
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30. Hey you!
:hug:

It is so good to see you. I will never be anything more than a girl from Wisconsin. No matter where I end up. :)
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 08:23 PM
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24. Well...
:scared:
:hide:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 08:25 PM
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25. We don't even obey the laws of physics
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