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Old 11-28-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Interesting about the tailgating - we noticed it on our visit to Hot Springs in May. They do stand on it! I pulled over one time, IIRC. I used the opportunity ta test my driving skills. It was actually kind of fun!
I look at it this way: yes we have tailgaters, but at least we know why cars have turn signals. I think people in Texas think cars have them just to look at, not to use.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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There are turn signals on cars??? Crap- I need to read the owners manual...
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Even here people tailgate. My sister refuses to let them bother her and maintains the speed limit. I, on the other hand, feel that if they feel the need to go faster, will pull over and let them pass.

There is a saying here that folks do not know what turn signals are. So those of us who know what they are for are careful.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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I think you'll notice some tailgating on the curvy mountain roads.

That's partially due to the fact that, while you are in no rush, and are "sightseeing", the people who live in the area and use the roads for getting to work or school are (1) not cruising and enjoying the scenery, and (2) know the roads like the backs of their hands, because they are in their routine.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I think you'll notice some tailgating on the curvy mountain roads.

That's partially due to the fact that, while you are in no rush, and are "sightseeing", the people who live in the area and use the roads for getting to work or school are (1) not cruising and enjoying the scenery, and (2) know the roads like the backs of their hands, because they are in their routine.
You hit the nail on the head. While I never want to tailgate anyone, I've become very used to the highways I live near and when there are tourist from different areas doing a max of 35 and won't pull over, it can be frustrating. I do find most will pull over (and there are lots of pull over spots) to let the faster traffic go. I do understand some driving slower because they aren't used to the curvy mountain roads, but there are some that just go ridiculously slow and ride the brakes the entire time.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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People don't use their turn signals nationwide now. It's laziness, people have said some drivers don't want to signal their intention to change lanes because they don't want other drivers to speed up and take that spot they want (um...that one is really goofy ta me) and I've heard it's passive aggressiveness, you name it. People are rude that don't signal, it's the law, it's being courteous, it should be done. No excuse to not signal your intention to change lanes.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think you'll notice some tailgating on the curvy mountain roads.

That's partially due to the fact that, while you are in no rush, and are "sightseeing", the people who live in the area and use the roads for getting to work or school are (1) not cruising and enjoying the scenery, and (2) know the roads like the backs of their hands, because they are in their routine.
or they are oldsters living in Bella Vista and think driving 5 miles under the speed limit is the law. .I fit the oldster part but have always maintained speed limits mean, drive 5 miles over the posted sign.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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There are turn signals on cars??? Crap- I need to read the owners manual...
The instructions are on page 17; last paragraph, in print you probably can't read cause it is in Japanese.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Next time I am at the sushi place I will ask for a translator.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Update- went to Fort Smith this past week to look for apartments or rent houses. They are going so fast that it was difficult to find something we liked that would take our large dogs. We then decided to buy a house instead, and on the second house visit we found the perfect one for us in Van Buren. We love the area, the house, and it is close to the things we like. This will make the 3 years here pretty easy, and then we can look at retiring to the mountains around Jasper. It is amazing how one can be looking at renting on Sunday and Monday - then buying on Tuesday. Doing a prequalification and funding while driving around at 60 mph, then leaving town an official Arkansan, and owner of a house...
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