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#20695 of 21734 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 12, 2012 (9:31 am)
I bet DC didn't include all the drive by shootings in those numbers, else there's no way we'd be #1.
#20696 of 21734 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 12, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Thanks, and I am, even with my yearly cold and some luggage issues. The lack of slow idiots has helped. No LLCers, no phone yappers, no slow mergers, no right of way idiots...I can deal with this.
Took the big boat on some of the great narrow winding roads surrounding the Ring today - fun fun fun, like herding cats. It's a big car, and the posted limits are way higher than in the land of the lowest common denominator. Good times.
#20697 of 21734 Re: IIHS [fintail]
Nov 12, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Don't worry, stupidity is contagious. I'm sure they'll learn from drivers here soon enough.
#20698 of 21734 Re: IIHS [ateixeira]
Nov 12, 2012 (3:02 pm)
Why would one categorize a drive by shooting an accident? That's BIZARRE best ! ?
#20699 of 21734 RV traffic
by steve_ HOST
Nov 13, 2012 (9:14 am)
Gun season opens in two days and the interstate heading for the UP is full of truck campers, trailers and smaller RVs. Lots of pickups hauling 4 wheelers too. Going to hit some slow traffic across the bridge when we hit the two lanes home.
Wish they had started a couple of weeks ago. Too many Bambis on the roads up here.
#20700 of 21734 Re: IIHS [ateixeira]
Nov 13, 2012 (10:43 am)
I got behind one today that made me feel at home. Middle aged woman in a VW Polo (I think) who in a poorly planned or defective set of lights, would stop a few car lengths behind the car in front of her, and then slowly creep up while the light was red. I don't get that.
Now I am in France, which seems to be a lot less concerned about rules and logic than Germany - basically, go where you fit.
#20701 of 21734 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 13, 2012 (11:05 am)
Just joking, lighten up...
Couldn't say DC has the best drivers and keep a straight face.
Nov 14, 2012 (10:20 am)
Saw a van nearly pull in front of a speeding ambulance with lights and sirens blaring - ambulance had to brake. Yeah, France isn't Germany.
Also some local driving quirks - bad manual transmission skills, esp slipping clutches/grinding gears and starting out in too high a gear. Flooring it off the line and also flooring it as one approaches an intersection, as to ensure you make the light, especially if a turn is ahead. Traffic back in lazyland really is in slow motion.
Still beats LLCs and slowpokes though.
#20704 of 21734 Re: . [ateixeira]
Nov 14, 2012 (11:05 am)
If the undertaxed overmonied old turds who ran NASCAR had any balls, Gordon would be suspended for a good year, and the fine would be 10x higher or more.
25K fine for that guy is like a $25 fine for you or I.