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Old 06-09-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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No offense but MO was never on my list of must see states. Now I'd go just to check out the drivers
Oh well, your loss not mine.
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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People in Pennsylvania, as a general rule of thumb, do not like to utilize their directional signals when turning. I don't know if it stems from our state's overall lack of education, elderly population, rudeness, or what, but I'm tiring of having to blare the horn incessantly at all of these goobers in their Buicks who come to a sudden stop in front of me to turn left without signalling! GRRRRR!!! Also, the rush-hour bottlenecks on I-81 are often caused by these same ding-a-lings setting their cruise controls at 55 in the passing lane, forcing people to either pass on the right illegally or tailgate. I'm not saying my habit of driving ten miles per hour over the posted speed limit is great either, but some of us have committee meetings, classes, multiple jobs, etc. to commute too while these other "pitter-patters" are just headed for the Old Country Buffet or Lowe's!
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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People in Pennsylvania, as a general rule of thumb, do not like to utilize their directional signals when turning. I don't know if it stems from our state's overall lack of education, elderly population, rudeness, or what, but I'm tiring of having to blare the horn incessantly at all of these goobers in their Buicks who come to a sudden stop in front of me to turn left without signalling! GRRRRR!!! Also, the rush-hour bottlenecks on I-81 are often caused by these same ding-a-lings setting their cruise controls at 55 in the passing lane, forcing people to either pass on the right illegally or tailgate. I'm not saying my habit of driving ten miles per hour over the posted speed limit is great either, but some of us have committee meetings, classes, multiple jobs, etc. to commute too while these other "pitter-patters" are just headed for the Old Country Buffet or Lowe's!
Question....I just feel the need to mention I-70 in Breezewood, Pennsylvania for some reason. What are drivers like there? are there any plans to ever just make I-70 a complete freeway through there...because I-70 currently has a gap at Breezewood and I've heard it turns to a regular road in Breezewood with traffic lights and everything...
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Question....I just feel the need to mention I-70 in Breezewood, Pennsylvania for some reason. What are drivers like there? are there any plans to ever just make I-70 a complete freeway through there...because I-70 currently has a gap at Breezewood and I've heard it turns to a regular road in Breezewood with traffic lights and everything...
Ajf131, I don't know how it would be economically feasible. yes, it's kinda a pain to exit then get back on the PA Tpk or I-70. But I think you'd get a LOT of resistence from the local merchants, too. FWIW, I really enjoyed stopping there; especially the Travel Centers of America Travel Plaza! As for the drivers, I don't know that they're any different than anywhere else. Maybe the road configuration confuses drivers that aren't familiar with it. And the area has a LOT of truck traffic...
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:26 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Oh well, your loss not mine.
Oh now I think I remember why I didn't want to go there...
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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People in Pennsylvania, as a general rule of thumb, do not like to utilize their directional signals when turning. I don't know if it stems from our state's overall lack of education, elderly population, rudeness, or what, but I'm tiring of having to blare the horn incessantly at all of these goobers in their Buicks who come to a sudden stop in front of me to turn left without signalling! GRRRRR!!! some of us have committee meetings, classes, multiple jobs, etc. to commute too while these other "pitter-patters" are just headed for the Old Country Buffet or Lowe's!
Couldn't have said it better
And don't forget the 4 and 5 way stop signs and lights in the middle of nowhere...
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, CA
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From what I've seen it's Iowa.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:26 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Oh now I think I remember why I didn't want to go there...
Honestly I wouldn't want you here with that attitude.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Honestly I wouldn't want you here with that attitude.
That is why I never visited,because the people I do know from there didn't have that great an attitude either. I lean more towards the nice southerners.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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That is why I never visited,because the people I do know from there didn't have that great an attitude either. I lean more towards the nice southerners.
If you just called me a southerner, last time I checked where I'm at the Mason-Dixon is 36 degrees latitude and the Ohio River. Most Missourians these days, FYI, especially St. Louisans, are Midwesterners, not Southerners (well, most of us are anyway, people from Cape Girardeau on down might have something else to say to that). This is 2007, not pre-1861. No wonder most of us are not nice

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