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Old 01-14-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Im scared of the traffic with high streets hoghways. Do you have to use a small speed while you drive those?
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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My wife and I were both a bit intimidated looking at the Dallas traffic system (coming from Northern Illinois) but I can honestly tell you there is nothing to be scared of. Honestly this is the best highway system I've ever driven on, things are simple, you have A LOT of roll up time before taking exits and loops, everything is extremely well labled, and if you miss an exit it is SO easy to just hit the dedicated left uturn lanes at the next exit.

You'll grow use to it super quick. Again, we thought it would be crazy, but it was simple and second nature within a week of living here.

GPS is a must in this area though for anyone new. If you dont have one (with UPDATED maps), go buy a garmin or something. You WILL need it.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'll be honest, the high ramp at the high 5 (75 and 635) getting onto south bound 75 used to make me pucker up a little. But I'm used to it now.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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I'll be honest, the high ramp at the high 5 (75 and 635) getting onto south bound 75 used to make me pucker up a little. But I'm used to it now.
We love that ramp, its so pretty some mornings when you go up high on it and look over the landscape! (so long as you are in a SUV/Truck)

I will add, Driving is Dallas has made me appreciate being up high in SUV's, before I always felt they were a waste of space and enjoy my cars. Now with heavier traffic around me, having height is nice for seeing around you and being able to react to things a bit further down the road.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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I won't drive on the fly away ramps interconnecting highway routes. I will take the last/nearest exit and continue on the feeder roads. If I miss that exit then I'll continue on course and take the first exit after the intersection and use the U-turn to get back to that highway intersection. I actually get dizzy and feel as if I'm about to drive off the roadway when on those ramps. I've been that way since my teens. I can use the low level ramps, but not the really high fly aways like the Hi-5.

If you feel a need for a slow speed when on those ramps just remember, if you're traveling too slowly you might be creating a traffic hazard.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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You have to drive near the speed limit or else you will cause an accident by people trying to get around you.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: garland
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The posted speed limit is treated as a minimum on the major roadways. Stay on the right side lanes and you will be fine but be careful of the sudden 'exit only' changes.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I won't drive on the fly away ramps interconnecting highway routes. I will take the last/nearest exit and continue on the feeder roads. If I miss that exit then I'll continue on course and take the first exit after the intersection and use the U-turn to get back to that highway intersection. I actually get dizzy and feel as if I'm about to drive off the roadway when on those ramps. I've been that way since my teens. I can use the low level ramps, but not the really high fly aways like the Hi-5.

If you feel a need for a slow speed when on those ramps just remember, if you're traveling too slowly you might be creating a traffic hazard.
When I first moved back to the area, the highest flyovers on the high 5 used to make my head spin a little bit but if I keep my eyes exactly on the rear of the car in front of me, I don't notice how high up I am. I don't have any problems anymore. Just don't admire the scenery.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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You have to drive near the speed limit or else you will cause an accident by people trying to get around you.
Yes, this. You cannot get on a highway where the flow of traffic is 65-75mph and proceed to drive 45mph. You will cause wrecks and possibly be involved in a "road rage" incident.

If you cannot drive close to the speed limit, please stay off our highways.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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Driving on average skill wise is pretty poor here in Dallas. But on the highways, since its mostly a straight line, its alright. You will have problems on the normal roads.

If you want to drive slower than normal on the highways, use the left lane. But by slow it does not mean 30mph!
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