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#21638 of 22406 Re: . [xrunner2]
Apr 14, 2013 (9:53 am)
Luckily, bad driving has nothing to do with political preference - visit the deep south or Floriduh for several days, all you have to do is sit back and watch the idiocy unfold. They do move along better than the slowpokes here, anyway (because local crime is so high, cops have other things to do than revenue enforce).
The problem here is lack of speed, being timid, and being oblivious. It's probably no better or worse overall than the intentional jerkiness you get in the northeast or maybe southern CA. It'll be hard to find the ideal driving place, unless one moves to Germany outside of a big city.
Apr 15, 2013 (3:26 pm)
"unless one moves to Germany outside of a big city. "
Only 1 of my trips to Germany, I got to drive the autobahn(north of Koln).
I was in HEAVEN!
#21640 of 22406 Re: . [slorenzen]
Apr 16, 2013 (10:39 am)
For me, a week or two in Germany with a decent rental car is the ultimate vacation. It's funny how high speed high concentration driving can actually almost be therapeutic.
South of Koln is where I have experienced my fastest German train ride - 289 km/h according to the train.
From Stuttgart headed towards the Swiss border, areas between Munich - Nuremberg, from Nuremberg north and west, and the 'bahn that runs near the "romantic road" all seem to have tons of "freier wildbahn" areas - long stretches of low density low construction smooth unrestricted road where anything is possible.
#21641 of 22406 Idiot sat through a light
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2013 (5:22 pm)
Two left turn lanes leading to the interstate, that was packed at 4 pm. Driver in a Hyundai sat through an entire light.
Nothing inconsiderate but lordy, the freeway traffic in Seattle just keeps getting worse. After 2 miles of bumper to bumper, I was finally able to hit the HOV lane and get back south of town. At least the surface streets were okay.
#21642 of 22406 Re: Idiot sat through a light [steve_]
Apr 16, 2013 (7:10 pm)
Sounds like Seattle, slow and oblivious.
I was out in Bellevue after 7pm, ridiculous traffic on 148th, horrible light sequencing, dawdling "drivers" making it 100x worse. I was nice anyway, guy in a Sentra beside me needed in to the turn lane where I was sitting waiting for a negligently maintained signal (thanks, "engineers"! multiple times sat at red lights with no cross traffic) to change, I let him in.
Apr 17, 2013 (6:29 pm)
Drove up and down 405 today - fun fun fun. So many going 45-50 in a 60 for no reason. LOTS of phone holders, worst being a young woman I won't describe, left lane, slow, would keep a huge distance between her and the car in front of her, as car after car passed on the right, and she slowly filtered back. Needs to be a four figure ticket.
While on foot, saw a couple little grey heads in a Chevy Captiva turn the wrong way into a bank drive-thru - and pressed on like it was nothing. I am not sure how they got out.
Apr 18, 2013 (9:58 am)
They had a withdrawal slip.
#21645 of 22406 Re: . [euphonium]
Apr 18, 2013 (10:27 am)
I suspect they were somehow able to wedge their way into a u-turn.
#21646 of 22406 dd I get away with one?
Apr 21, 2013 (3:32 pm)
This morning passed a couple of staties parked by the side of the interstate. Radar guy and a chase car.
I was going about 65, same as everyone else, but I don't know what the speed limit was.
Maybe the candy red Fiesta made me stand out from the crowd.
The chase guy looking pretty eager, like waiting for the word 'go'.
After we passed them, I see the chase guy coming up from behind.
The strange thing is, his car is spewing a ton of white smoke from underneath.
He went by, then pulled right in front of me, and a couple of seconds later he yanked the car into the break down lane and stopped.
Maybe he looked in his rear view mirror and finally saw the smoke? Strange.
Apr 22, 2013 (9:25 am)
I don't know if there is anything douchier than a red F430, annoying chrome wheels, and no turn signal use. Makes me wonder.
Saw a local cop make a right turn on red, oncoming left turn had a green light, he just barged out and forced his way in front of an oncoming car - no lights or sirens. Must be nice being both very well paid and untouchable.