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Iroczlover 07-19-2009 06:39 PM

How do drivers drive in your state????
 
I wrote this out a couple years ago (looks to be back in early to mid 05) & went looking for it again today for another site lol.



This is how MOST Seattle drivers drive. *This is NOT a fib its 100% true.

City Morning communte:
Coffee in Right hand, Food in left hand, Cellphone pressed between ear & Shoulder (it dont matter which). Right Elbow messing with sound system or something on that side of car (note: they are not droping a drop of their coffee while doing this) Left elbow Holding up a notebook, pen in mouth writing things down. (Note: they also apply makeup or shave with this elbow)
Sometimes you see a toothbrush attached to steering wheel & the driver using it to brush teeth .

Evening communte:
Coffee in Right hand, food in left hand, Left middle finger sticking out the window (on a nice day) Doing what it does best, Cellphone pressed between ear & shoulder.Right elbow messing with something down on the right side of the car, Left elbow hairbrush brushing hair for hot date.

Ok Weather driving
Rain (you think people that live in washington state will know how to drive in the rain by now but you guest wrong!!!!!) Most drivers around here drive 10-15 Miles BELOW the speed limit * OMG its raining I am scaredddddddddddd*

Sun 10-15 Miles below speed limit *OMG that thing is Bright*

Snow In the ditch

Ice In the ditch

Now for the fun part how do we Washington people give Directions?
How do you think? By Coffee shops or expresso stands. They are everywhere.
Its either that or by stuff like take a right at the barn that burnt down 100yrs ago *WTF? I wasnt around a 100yrs ago* Now its a MALL!!!!!!! & of course you go looking for somesort of barn that was burnt down 100yrs ago only to find out it is now the local Mall & then you are wondering why they didnt tell you that in the first place.


I am not lying here you guys. I had a job interview a couple years back at a local college & the gal told me to come in to the building by the Expresso stand with the red & white stripped billboard (ok? heck their was 10 of them) then walk down the hall & turn left at the student cafe shop Then go down the stairs & take a right after you get passed the PLU Expresso stand & the office is 10 doors down.

There were like 100 coffee stands in this one flipping college & I wouldnt be suprised if there was one in each of the flipping dorms.

Zabo 07-19-2009 07:04 PM

Kalamazoo/I-94/KBTL

City/94 Morning Commute: "It's too damn early for this sh- HEY WAKE UP ASSHOLE! YOU. ARE. DRIVING!!" *irony..cause this is everyone*

Day/Noon: "Eff it, I'm going 105. I don't see Mich. SHP.."

Evening commute: See above..

Trucks: "Is he sleeping..?" or "Oh look, he has Ontario plates.. look bud, I know you have an MPH spedo on that thing too.. Just go 60 and we'll be kosher, m'kay?"

Rain: "Eff it, I'm going 90."

Snow: "Eff it, I'm going 75"

Ice: "Eff it, I'm going 70. DITCH HOOO~"

Yeah, Michigan drivers are crazy.. good drivers, but crazy.

Hemlawk 07-20-2009 05:50 AM

NJ drivers = crap, usually.

On the highways is different than the rest of the roads. Also, NJ has 2 partitions that act differently than each other.

SleepWarz 07-20-2009 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iroczlover (Post 698628)
I wrote this out a couple years ago (looks to be back in early to mid 05) & went looking for it again today for another site lol.



This is how MOST Seattle drivers drive. *This is NOT a fib its 100% true.

City Morning communte:
Coffee in Right hand, Food in left hand, Cellphone pressed between ear & Shoulder (it dont matter which). Right Elbow messing with sound system or something on that side of car (note: they are not droping a drop of their coffee while doing this) Left elbow Holding up a notebook, pen in mouth writing things down. (Note: they also apply makeup or shave with this elbow)
Sometimes you see a toothbrush attached to steering wheel & the driver using it to brush teeth .

Evening communte:
Coffee in Right hand, food in left hand, Left middle finger sticking out the window (on a nice day) Doing what it does best, Cellphone pressed between ear & shoulder.Right elbow messing with something down on the right side of the car, Left elbow hairbrush brushing hair for hot date.

Ok Weather driving
Rain (you think people that live in washington state will know how to drive in the rain by now but you guest wrong!!!!!) Most drivers around here drive 10-15 Miles BELOW the speed limit * OMG its raining I am scaredddddddddddd*

Sun 10-15 Miles below speed limit *OMG that thing is Bright*

Snow In the ditch

Ice In the ditch

Now for the fun part how do we Washington people give Directions?
How do you think? By Coffee shops or expresso stands. They are everywhere.
Its either that or by stuff like take a right at the barn that burnt down 100yrs ago *WTF? I wasnt around a 100yrs ago* Now its a MALL!!!!!!! & of course you go looking for somesort of barn that was burnt down 100yrs ago only to find out it is now the local Mall & then you are wondering why they didnt tell you that in the first place.


I am not lying here you guys. I had a job interview a couple years back at a local college & the gal told me to come in to the building by the Expresso stand with the red & white stripped billboard (ok? heck their was 10 of them) then walk down the hall & turn left at the student cafe shop Then go down the stairs & take a right after you get passed the PLU Expresso stand & the office is 10 doors down.

There were like 100 coffee stands in this one flipping college & I wouldnt be suprised if there was one in each of the flipping dorms.

Our's are very similar but in my case our drivers FAIL at merging. Its retarded.

Silverghost 07-20-2009 06:48 AM

They drive like they are from NJ.

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...-U-S-Live-in-/


Oh wait.... This is Florida, most of em are from up north.

Scrapppy666 07-20-2009 09:19 AM

Pittsburgh...

Morning commute....
School buses and the people who drive them ALWAYS drive 5-10 mph under the speed limit... and lucky me I get to pass a school bus garage about half way to work, YAY!

Construction traffic.... Now I drive approximately 2.5 miles to work, 10 minute drive tops but I sit in traffic for 10+ minutes during the morning commute because people do not know how to move when the "overpaid sign guy" turns his paddle to "slow" apparently that means, leave 15 car lengths between you and the guy in front of you just incase he stops suddenly and you're arthritis inhibits you from pressing the brake pedal in time.

Lunch commute.... more of the same (I avoid the menacing construction area that ruins my morning/evening commute). By this time all of the degenerates who drive H2's and EXT's on 24's that we all likely paid for are awake and stopped in the middle of the f'ing road to bs with someone also WALKING in the f'ing road (sidewalks people, use them and I might not run you over).

Evening Commute... all of the bus drivers are returning their yellow diesel burning turds back to the lot (apparently they wait until I leave work to herd em' all back). More of the construction traffic from the morning, only now there is a police officer on either end pretending to conduct traffic (unless its raining, over 75 degrees or it's easier to do his job sitting in his patrol car eating a cheesesteak). Now traffic is at least 3x as thick as the morning commute so it takes an additional 35-40 minutes to get home (that's right 45 minutes to go 2.5 miles, and now we know why I average 12mpg).

Other traffic phenomenon:

Tunnels... people immediately go from 65 to 10 when entering a tunnel, and if your lucky it's a bright sunny day and by the time your eyes adjust to the under-lit tunnel you can pick aforementioned driver's taillights from your teeth.

Potholes... they are everywhere, always have been and always will be, avoid them carefully, if that means coming into MY lane to do so, apparently you have the wrong definition of carefully.

Street width... where I live the community is set on a grid, the streets are wide enough to have cars parked on both sides and you can drive a semi either way with 4 feet to the left, 4 to the right and 4 in between them, not $#itting you. I never knew that a 1997 Chrysler LHS could transform itself to be 16' wide, leaving me approximately 0" to squeeze my car between them and the parked cars along the side of the road (and if someone is walking IN THE F'ING STREET, forget it.

Parking spaces... seriously, just start painting the damn things crooked, maybe at least half of the people will get it right

Parallel parking.... HA!, 17 minutes later, three smashed license plate frames, multiple bumper scrapes, curb rash, a bent parking meeter and dead cat later... 3/4 of your car is still in the f'ing street.

The "tight squeeze"... kind of goes with "street width" from above... Threading the needle maybe?? I've seen my 87 year old grandmother do this hundreds of times, it can't be that hard right? A spot that I could tow a mobile home pulling a 747 behind it through... doesn't fit your Honda civic... amazing.

Gas stations... for the love of God, please start putting filler necks on the same side of every car... people obviously aren't intelligent enough or considerate enough to figure out, if you have to pull in and block BOTH pumps, you're probably not doing something right. Oh and if you're going in the store to buy a blunt and every three digit number lottery ticket, boxed.. don't park at the f'ing pump!!

Drive thru's... now that you've ordered 37 happy meals for the baseball team, 6 milkshakes for yourself and a 10 piece nugget meal (they are delicious)... can you let me out of line so I can go somewhere that has food left?

Stop - except right turn sign... Read much?

Right on red except between 7am - 7pm.... here's a watch, and a knife so you can stab yourself in the face

The light JUST turned green... if you honk at me the second the light changes, be prepared to travel the rest of the way home at 5mph. I didn't know I was supposed to pull a .003 light, I would have launched at 2500 instead of 800... sheesh..

Stopping for a red light... pretty simple stuff huh? When I drive I drive in front of the car in front of me, like looking ahead of them to see what kind of $hit they are about to get into. When you stop, like STOP stop, 100 yards from the cars stopped at the light... it causes EVERYONE behind you to slam on their brakes, and if I'm lucky the guy behind me got his 1978 International Dump inspected and his brakes work (as good as they could I guess).

Hit and run... Nothing better than owning a brand new car and having someone hit it while parked and being so kind as to not leave any evidence, including their information. Thanks @$$hole, I enjoyed my brand new car for 3 months... now it's forever tarnished.

Letting your fully loaded shopping cart roam the parking lot (just witnessed this yesterday)... if you're loading your groceries, dog food or stack of bricks and your cart goes exploring, bounces off of a nice shiny truck and comes to rest a few inches from the tailgate it just caved in and you say "wow look how close it stopped, it didn't even hit"... um yes it did, I just watched it bounce off of the tailgate and that taillight it just cracked...

Cell phone drivers at 5:40am... who the hell are you possibly talking to that early?

Riding the brake... if you'd like to piss me off, please get in front of me and hold your brake while you take off from a stop sign or proceed up a hill


ok I'm done, could keep going but I'll stop

bluch 07-20-2009 09:35 AM

:laughabove:

Zabo 07-20-2009 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluch (Post 700469)
:laughabove:

x2 Oh god I needed that this morning. Thanks Scrappy!

Scrapppy666 07-20-2009 10:26 AM

Np, you needed it just as much as I needed to let it out.. obviously :)

diddiyo 07-20-2009 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrapppy666 (Post 700430)
(that's right 45 minutes to go 2.5 miles, and now we know why I average 12mpg).

how about riding a bike?

Scrapppy666 07-20-2009 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diddiyo (Post 700601)
how about riding a bike?

:laugh: obviously you've never been to Pittsburgh

Jamie Mac 07-20-2009 10:49 AM

Scrapppy666, You left out that when the light changes to green the guy across from you feels it is his God given right to make his left turn in front of you. My BIGGEST PET PEAV of Pittsburgh drivers is their inability to merge onto a highway. They will fly down the ramp and when they get to the yield sign they stop. Then they have to wait until there is a big enough gap in traffic to go from 0 to speed of traffic. Of course if your behind them you are now in the same boat. Please Pittsburghers. Just get up to speed, check traffic and then either speed up or slow down to merge with little to no hassle or danger. When I'm on the highway I will slow down or move over to let people merge in. Not here. If I slow down they slow down. As an experiment I have come to a complete stop on the highway to see if they were capable of merging. (no traffic behind me of course) I've done this 3 times and each time the person merging on also came to a stop and couldn't figure out what to do. People make fun of Cleveland and West Virginia. Pittsburgh is in between and has the worst of both worlds inbred together.

Scrapppy666 07-20-2009 10:54 AM

^^^ ahh good call BUT I must say... have to put a little blame on good old Pen-dot and their blind on-ramps

I also can't stand the left turn on green, I'm not sure where you're from but the Waterfront is good for this, lots of 4-way stops and likely the highest concentration of morons in the area

Jamie Mac 07-21-2009 11:44 AM

North Hills but I have been to the waterfront many times. I know of what you speak.

Paperer 07-21-2009 11:51 AM

I live right on I75 about 2-3 miles into Oklahoma, so I have the liberty of driving in both Oklahoma and Texas. The drivers in both states are completely different.

I drive in Texas 89.9% of the time. The Texas drivers in Northern Texas know how to drive...on the highway. Off the highway, it's a different story. I can't tell you how many simple rear endings at stop lights I've seen, or people getting in the wrong lanes and holding up traffic.

Now, in the part of Oklahoma I live in, it's one giant speed trap. People drive like grandma's on the highway because they're so afraid of being pulled over. And it seems like in Oklahoma, people don't know how to use the passing lane, they get in it and cruise at 60. Once you get into towns in Oklahoma, it couldn't be any smoother.

Overall, both areas aren't very accident prone, just too slow at times.

Zabo 07-21-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diddiyo (Post 700601)
how about riding a bike?

How about Bike over..'bike'..

Wait.. this is Pittsburgh not Michigan. Nevermind..

Justin 07-21-2009 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrapppy666 (Post 700638)
:laugh: obviously you've never been to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh? BWAHAHAHA! More like all of PA.

Don't forget the people that put on their turn signal for a fraction of a second, and then proceed to veer across eight lanes of traffic onto an exit ramp and act like it's your fault they just almost took down three cars and a truck.

Scrapppy666 07-21-2009 01:16 PM

^^^ true... but I was mainly talking about the never endless supply of hills

RAdams 07-24-2009 05:26 PM

I'm in central Oklahoma and must agree with Paperer - pokie-Okies are always cruising in the passing lane on the highways. I don't see much improvement in the cities though - if there are 2 people on any given stretch of road, they are driving side-by-side 20 MPH under the speed limit.

I'm not sure, but brake lights and turn signals on trailers may be illegal here. If I ever see a trailer with lights, I'll ask the driver and report back.:mad0260:

FNKNSTN 07-24-2009 05:34 PM

Punk-A$$ White Boys: Too Fast

Old People: Too Slow (on initial take-off)

Orientals: Too Slow, Period.

Illegals: Slow, Because They Don't Want To Get Pulled Over By The Cops For Speeding.

Everyone else is cool pretty much.

DropTheGloves 07-24-2009 05:49 PM

I could go on and on about how terrible the drivers in Florida are. A lot of the drivers feel the need to live on the edge and just swerve into another lane without looking. Others feel the need to do 90 in 45 zones, and then there are those that do 20 in 55 zones. I love it when you go to pass them and you look down and you are doing 120, and they are still besides you. I also love it when you are at a light, and soon after the left/right lane has to merge, so they decide to try and pass you. As someone mentioned before, the people who stop to talk to others, yeah that pisses me off as well. Another thing I hate is the morons that go to my college. They insist on ignoring stop signs. The city commute here is bad. I can drive 30 miles in around 35-45 mins pending on lights, in the morning its more like 1 1/2 hrs, maybe 2. During the lunch rush it's still pretty bad, and for the rush hour commute in the evening its pretty bad as well. The highways are no better. You either get stuck behind someone doing 30 in a 75 zone, or are doing 100 just so you dont get ran over. Florida at it's best.

DropTheGloves 07-24-2009 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin (Post 705035)
Pittsburgh? BWAHAHAHA! More like all of PA.

Don't forget the people that put on their turn signal for a fraction of a second, and then proceed to veer across eight lanes of traffic onto an exit ramp and act like it's your fault they just almost took down three cars and a truck.

Lol. Had that happen to me before. Here in the Tampa bay region they have mad exits. I kid you not, they have like 6 exits within half a mile lol. One will go left, one will go right, the other will veer left or right, and during this whole time, people cut across like 4 lanes of taffic without turn signals, just so they don't miss their exit. It's pretty hectic. I also forgot to mention how the street signs here are set just right so in the morning, mid day, or at night the sun hits them so you can't see the name of the street. I also love how you may get directions, and it says to turn at North Tampa, but on the sign all you see is Tampa....

MikesZ 08-02-2009 04:39 PM

Badly

TahoeCamaro 08-03-2009 10:59 AM

Kentucky drivers are okay where I am, except for a few things.

When you see a cop, you don't need to slam on your brakes and cause accidents, even when it's got someone pulled over or if it's on the other side of the highway...

You don't need to stop to merge on the highway, just go already!

If you don't want to turn right, gtfo of the right turn only lane!

Now Ohio drivers are just terrible overall so I won't even go into detail about them... :facepalm:

TahoeCamaro 08-03-2009 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin (Post 705035)
Pittsburgh? BWAHAHAHA! More like all of PA.

Don't forget the people that put on their turn signal for a fraction of a second, and then proceed to veer across eight lanes of traffic onto an exit ramp and act like it's your fault they just almost took down three cars and a truck.

This is all over KY too... they do it when theyre just cruising too, even if they know it does them no good


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