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Old 11-29-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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3 way stops if you dont see a stop sign or yield dont stop or slow down.
go
and any body who behind you goes .
Then the first to the right rule is played.
Sounds like Carolina Pavillion.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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Default Route 218 to Polkton

Hello All!

Although this is an older post with many replys, I needed to drop in my 2 sense. I am a prosecutor out in Rockingham and live in Charlotte and take 485 to 218 every single day to work!! ANNNND, I've decided I need a bumper sticker that says "if you can't drive the speed limit, stay off of 218!"....haha....PEOPLE....if you drive 218, DO THE 55 SPEED LIMIT OR FASTER....no more of this i'm going 45 because the road is curvy!

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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What in the world? It's called merging, try it.
Merging implies that you are joining traffic, not trying to race everyone and beat them before your lane ends in order to get further ahead. Take 485 going towards Pineville around 5pm to see exactly what I mean. You will be surprised at the number of cars who will be halfway on the exit before finally getting over and causing a near-collision in the process. If you still think that's the right way to go about merging, then I hope you have full coverage.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Individuals entering the highway from a ramp should realize that it is they that are supposed to merge to traffic already on the highway. Usually someone that is already on the highway will pull over and let a merging vehicle enter if there is nobody in the lane to the left, but it is not required. When coming in from the ramp, a speed needs to be acquired that will permit the driver to blend into the oncoming traffic without forcing anyone to have to brake.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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The absolute worst thing that irks me about Charlotte driving is the people who continue to drive in a lane that's ending, until the very last possible second, then start merging with no turn signal. Despite the fact that there are LANE ENDS signs all over the place. You know who you are, and you should be beaten with a sock full of doorknobs.
Gotta admit that that is on the top of my annoyance list as well.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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The absolute worst thing that irks me about Charlotte driving is the people who continue to drive in a lane that's ending, until the very last possible second, then start merging with no turn signal. Despite the fact that there are LANE ENDS signs all over the place. You know who you are, and you should be beaten with a sock full of doorknobs.
While I love the image of that "sock full of doorknobs", I do have to disagree. That lane is known as the merging lane. If people stop right at the beginning of it and wait to merge things back up terribly, and dangerously. Drivers should use it, even to its full length if need be to merge over gradually, giving more people entering the interstate behind him time to get merged too. I do however agree that a turn signal should be used, though all those already on the interstate surely see the lane ending and should allow those trying to enter to merge, instead of closing ranks like they do (which is just childish).
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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To me, the lack of turning lanes on many streets is dangerous. I also cant stand people who tailgate.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Something I thought about during last weeks rain storms. People not turning on their lights in inclement weather. A light colored vehicle (white, silver, gray) is virtually invisible against dark skies and heavy precipitation.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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Something I thought about during last weeks rain storms. People not turning on their lights in inclement weather. A light colored vehicle (white, silver, gray) is virtually invisible against dark skies and heavy precipitation.
It is state law to have your lights on if your wipers are on. Unless that has changed.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:45 PM
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It is state law to have your lights on if your wipers are on. Unless that has changed.
It is law that you have your lights on while it is raining, just as it is a traffic offense not to use your turn signals while making a turn.

If I had a nickel for every driver I saw, that never used a turn signal while making a turn, I could have bought the Biltmore House several times over!
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