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Old 06-10-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Just forget it, StuckPA. You don't like Missouri. Frankly, I'm not too fond of Pennsylvania. Now enough.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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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
Ehh,no I wasn't calling you a southerner. What I was saying was that I prefer the south above all other areas.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Just forget it, StuckPA. You don't like Missouri. Frankly, I'm not too fond of Pennsylvania. Now enough.
Sheesh! I did not say that I did not like Missouri,I've never been there. And you can dislike Pennsylvania if you want,I don't like it either.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Though they aren't slow paced, I think CT has some really bad drivers.

On a crowded 3 lane highway, they'll pitter patter in the left lane going 50mph chatting away on their cell phone with no regards to anyone else. They'll switch lanes without looking or signaling because they think everyone must yield to them.

If you're in the right lane and signal to the left lane, whoever is there will jam the gas and speed up so you can't get in.

They ride your a$$ like no other state I've been to (well, maybe except NY and NJ).

Everyone up here is in a hurry. I don't know it it's because of the NYC influence and the need for speed or that everyone is so selfish in thinking their time is more valuable than everyone else's.

(By the way - this Missouri/Pennsylvania fight is kinda like democrats and republicans accusing each other of the same exact thing!)
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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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
Hmm. I'm inclined to believe this is quite a generalization. Granted, the area of PA in which I live has much more of the stereotypical East Coast culture than the rest of the state, but I know that I personally use my turn signal religiously. I'd say the issue around here is not necessarily a LACK of using turn signals -- but not using them soon enough, which essentially cuts someone off last minute just to get an extra car-length ahead.

Whatever the case may be, I think these topics about driving habits are a bit silly. All types of drivers -- be they slow, fast, or just plain inconsiderate -- do not discriminate about where they live.

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Old 06-10-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Hmm. I'm inclined to believe this is quite a generalization. Granted, the area of PA in which I live has much more of the stereotypical East Coast culture than the rest of the state, but I know that I personally use my turn signal religiously. I'd say the issue around here is not necessarily a LACK of using turn signals -- but not using them soon enough, which essentially cuts someone off last minute just to get an extra car-length ahead.
Whatever the case may be, I think these topics about driving habits are a bit silly. All types of drivers -- be they slow, fast, or just plain inconsiderate -- do not discriminate about where they live.
I appreciate your general diplomacy,but the point of this thread was not to be petty but to collect general input about the MAJORITY of drivers in various states.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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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...
Old plan of action: Pave Breezewood over; replace with a decent travel plaza.

New theory: Breezewood congestion keeps Eastern drivers from getting fancy ideas about taking short trips to the Midwest, so it's all good.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Old plan of action: Pave Breezewood over; replace with a decent travel plaza.

New theory: Breezewood congestion keeps Eastern drivers from getting fancy ideas about taking short trips to the Midwest, so it's all good.
Works for me
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Breezewood isn't really that bad if traffic is light (non holiday periods).
Considering that you usually need to stop to enter/exit a toll road, it's fairly benign ... unless it's a holiday weekend!
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Breezewood isn't really that bad if traffic is light (non holiday periods).
Considering that you usually need to stop to enter/exit a toll road, it's fairly benign ... unless it's a holiday weekend!
I've heard most people just avoid the toll road and take I-68 in Maryland assuming there are traveling on the path of I-70 because it is toll-free and the speed limits are higher than on the PA turnpike
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