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Old 04-05-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Cool Universal Big City driving rules/styles

Yeah, were all a little more aggressive than your average suburbanite or rural resident.

So for example, my friends who live out in the burbs never ever pass on the right when someone is turning left and it annoys the hell out of me. At the same time I get really confused when I'm out in the burbs on a huge highway intersection.

So, what are some rules that every big city resident knows to follow regardless of the city?
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I dont know if this is just in my area or not.

When approaching a intersection if you see the white light flashing that means "all stop" untill it stops flashing.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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Honk necessarily.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:10 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pull over for police, fire, ambulance.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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i find not honking more enjoyable....its the passive aggressive side of me

it makes the person in front feel bad for not moving fast enough
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:38 PM
SWV
 
Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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Well I get angry a lot so I normally flick or curse people out (a lot of big city people do that). I really really need to change..
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Yeah, were all a little more aggressive than your average suburbanite or rural resident.

So for example, my friends who live out in the burbs never ever pass on the right when someone is turning left and it annoys the hell out of me. At the same time I get really confused when I'm out in the burbs on a huge highway intersection.

So, what are some rules that every big city resident knows to follow regardless of the city?
  • If you want to switch lanes, don't turn on your signals because it pisses off the people beind you.
  • It's ok to run redlights approximately 3-5 seconds after they've changed.
  • Never do below or the exact speed limit in the left lane of a major highway, or street.
  • [For the sunbelt] It's ok to stop on the pedestrian crossing, even when people are walking
  • It's perfectly fine to park in the bus/bike lanes.
  • Never move out the way for the ambulance,firemen, or police.
  • Don't slow down in the school zone.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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So for example, my friends who live out in the burbs never ever pass on the right when someone is turning left and it annoys the hell out of me. At the same time I get really confused when I'm out in the burbs on a huge highway intersection.
Passing to the right in this situation can be a bit tricky, especially when seemingly every car behind you decides to do the same thing (often at the same time), just as soon as you're ready.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:44 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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i find not honking more enjoyable....its the passive aggressive side of me

it makes the person in front feel bad for not moving fast enough
Seriously? The people in front of you should feel bad for not being congnizant of other people's time.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Well I get angry a lot so I normally flick or curse people out (a lot of big city people do that). I really really need to change..
I never flick people off, but I usually stare the person down and throw up my hands in a "What the f***?" sort of way.
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