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Old 10-09-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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The one thing more dangerous than the narrow roads are the narrow minds !
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Um, have you driven in RI, CT, or MA? Charlotte pales in comparison to those areas. I-95 in RI is like "bumper cars" at your local amusement park. To give you an idea, the cars in the slow moving vehicle lanes go above the speed limit! Trust me, Charlotte can be a challenge, but my blood pressure has dropped since my relocation.. You guys have it good here; real good!
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Driving at all here scares me to death. Nearly literally--the first week I was the only visible vehicle and someone turned onto the road in front of me. They should have waited longer to avoid clipping my front end. Since there is a speedway here, most drivers think they have to be ahead of everyone else. The strange thing is when I slow to let people pass me: rather than pass, some just honk their horns. Tailgating is second only to speeding. These activities are enhanced and made even more frightening by the insane road naming system here. It is pretty hard to follow directions if you are new here; when all the roads have the same name, or dirivitives of the same word. Is Mallard the only word you folks know? When I am looking for a specific place it is also annoying that so many things are no visible from the road, but dropped down in behind something else.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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I LOVE your name, chesneygirl1180!

Answer to post: I guess I can sum it up with one word -- ATTITUDES.

I wish every driver would have a better, more respectful attitude. If those who drive recklessly or pay more attention to their cell phones than their driving would have more respect for their own lives and the lives of those around them, and if those who are transgressed upon would have a better attitude and not go into road rage/revenge mode, the roads would be safe for all. (I could use the same argument for these boards, too! LOL!) Let's all try to be careful, safe, and respectful!
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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Girl, if it happened in New York or New Jersey it is bound to happen to Charlotte, 25% of the city comes from that area.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:01 AM
 
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You pretty-much covered it but I'll add a couple:

7-People don't know how to handle four-way stops. If you're at a four-way stop and I'm approaching it, you DON'T have to wait for me to get there before you go.
But the reason I think for the delay is because no-one uses turn signals and your not sure what the next move is going to be. Its like a stutter!
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Girl, if it happened in New York or New Jersey it is bound to happen to Charlotte, 25% of the city comes from that area.
Is it really only 25%?????
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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Driving at all here scares me to death. Nearly literally--the first week I was the only visible vehicle and someone turned onto the road in front of me. They should have waited longer to avoid clipping my front end. Since there is a speedway here, most drivers think they have to be ahead of everyone else. The strange thing is when I slow to let people pass me: rather than pass, some just honk their horns. Tailgating is second only to speeding. These activities are enhanced and made even more frightening by the insane road naming system here. It is pretty hard to follow directions if you are new here; when all the roads have the same name, or dirivitives of the same word. Is Mallard the only word you folks know? When I am looking for a specific place it is also annoying that so many things are no visible from the road, but dropped down in behind something else.
Yes, Mallard is the only word "us folks" know.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:51 AM
 
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But the reason I think for the delay is because no-one uses turn signals and your not sure what the next move is going to be. Its like a stutter!
That makes absolutely no difference at a four-way stop. You stop. You go when it's your turn. If there's no one else at the intersection, you stop and then you go. It's really very simple.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Yes, Mallard is the only word "us folks" know.
That's you folks up on the north end. Here in the south end the only word we know is "Sharon"
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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That makes absolutely no difference at a four-way stop. You stop. You go when it's your turn. If there's no one else at the intersection, you stop and then you go. It's really very simple.
They should just put round-a-bouts in anywho... Traffic Circles.

Reason for the road names have to do with the farmers that owned the land before. I'll see if I can find the link for the reason behind all the Sharon's in South Charlotte has something to do with the Church I believe

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Street Stories: Secrets and legends behind Charlotte's long and winding roads:

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