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Old 01-09-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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who here has a unique Austin,Tx driving experience?
Perhaps one of the following.
1.)utter neglect or use of proper turn signal.
2.)Tail gating
3.)Car stops short in front of you.
4.)Other drivers become controlling of the road or being competitive.
5.)Car speeds up behind you and then proceeds to cut in front of you to exit in the right, When there was clearly no one in the right hand lane.Instead of just making a lane change behind you to the right and exiting.
6.)show boating.
7.)failure to get into the right lane when attempting to pass.
8.) Car or truck choose's to pull out in front of you when there are no other drivers on the road behind you.
instead of just waiting till you pass.
9.)Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
10.)Automatically assuming who goes first at a intersection.

Anyone care to add to that about driving in Austin?

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Here, check this out:

Why are the drivers so bad/rude?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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I feel that the driving experience in Austin is not unique. All those things you listed above I have experienced on the east coast when I grew up there. The only thing that may be unique is that many Texans don't know how to drive in inclement weather and this only comes from not having much of it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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You must meet the same people on the road that I do. I'll add another one and it's starting to be a new pet peeve of mine, and that is people who approach a speed bump and come to a complete stop before proceeding at a snails pace over it
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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On the east coast at least they have the access or toll roads so semi and construction trucks don't have to be on the same roads.

The weather is bad when it ices mostly due to unexpected patches that pot up on the road or near bridges, and Ice on the down angle from the top of the hill not good.

A lot of accidents in the rain are contributed to improper leveling of the roads,Driver fear,and an abundance of tires with poor traction. I have to lean a little more toward what Chris^2 is saying about the drivers, seeing as how I used to live around Buffalo,NY for a while and that is snowy and cold..40 below burrr...rrrr.rrrr.

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I feel that the driving experience in Austin is not unique. All those things you listed above I have experienced on the east coast when I grew up there. The only thing that may be unique is that many Texans don't know how to drive in inclement weather and this only comes from not having much of it.

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Old 01-10-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Austin has toll roads (more of them all the time) and access roads (and have had since I first came here in 1969). SH 130 was supposed to get the semis off IH35, but that's not working out so well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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ooh, #2 and #5. I seriously hate that!
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Austin
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11. Driving under the speed limit in the left lane the entire way to the driver's destination.
12. Not taking the proper right of way at a stop sign in order to be "polite," when they are actually being inconsiderate to those behind them that they are holding up.
13. Driving all the way to the end of an on ramp instead of merging into traffic, then just expecting the drivers to stop or change lanes to let them in.
14. On multi-lane roads, pulling in front of a driver and causing them to brake instead of pulling into the open lane.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Don't you just hate the wave they give you, when they pull out in front of you? I'm sorry, apparently I was unaware you could pull out in front of me then Wave... what heck just happened?

Is that hand gesture supposed to make everything ok?
In reality anyone who has ever had this happen to them knows what hand gesture we use or like to use in response to this action making it ok .lol!!!

How about putting the hand outside the window as if that means i'm supposed to obey there command exclusively ? ok are you directing traffic from inside your car?


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11. Driving under the speed limit in the left lane the entire way to the driver's destination.
12. Not taking the proper right of way at a stop sign in order to be "polite," when they are actually being inconsiderate to those behind them that they are holding up.
13. Driving all the way to the end of an on ramp instead of merging into traffic, then just expecting the drivers to stop or change lanes to let them in.
14. On multi-lane roads, pulling in front of a driver and causing them to brake instead of pulling into the open lane.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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This subject has been sliced, diced and marinated:

Why are the drivers so bad/rude?
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