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Old 02-16-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I agree with coconut. People in va do not know how to drive. I never could understand why do people accelerate when a car is entering the highway, why do people just keep switching lanes when they enter the highway? If you are going slow there is no need for you to keep switching to the left lane. Stay on the right lane if you go slow. No wonder people will tailgate you. Also didn't you learn to use signal lights if you are turning or switching lanes? Geez. Also if you change lanes, look back and to the side. Not only through the mirrors. I have seen this all the times. If a car is trying to pass, don't accelerate. Just let him or her pass. If you do this, there will be less accidents.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I agree with coconut. People in va do not know how to drive. I never could understand why do people accelerate when a car is entering the highway, why do people just keep switching lanes when they enter the highway? If you are going slow there is no need for you to keep switching to the left lane. Stay on the right lane if you go slow. No wonder people will tailgate you. Also didn't you learn to use signal lights if you are turning or switching lanes? Geez. Also if you change lanes, look back and to the side. Not only through the mirrors. I have seen this all the times. If a car is trying to pass, don't accelerate. Just let him or her pass. If you do this, there will be less accidents.
Wow... from your words to their ears, that's for sure! All good points.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I am a proud Virginia driver.
I wander between lanes randomly and think the pretty lights on the corners of my car are simply decorative.
If you are entering the highway while I am nearing the on ramp, I will speed up to keep you out of MY SPACE.
Then I will drop back down to the speed limit and move into the left lane.
If there is a back up I will not let you in or use any form of zipper pattern of merge to keep traffic moving because the extra fifteen feet ARE MINE.
If it snows I will slow to 25 MPH or less and drive as close to the car in front of me as possible. After all snow is cold and everyone knows cars need to huddle together for warmth.
Finally in snow or ice conditions I will slow while going downhill into a creek/bridge area and then wonder why I cannot make it up the hill on the other side.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I am a proud Virginia driver.
I wander between lanes randomly and think the pretty lights on the corners of my car are simply decorative.
If you are entering the highway while I am nearing the on ramp, I will speed up to keep you out of MY SPACE.
Then I will drop back down to the speed limit and move into the left lane.
If there is a back up I will not let you in or use any form of zipper pattern of merge to keep traffic moving because the extra fifteen feet ARE MINE.
If it snows I will slow to 25 MPH or less and drive as close to the car in front of me as possible. After all snow is cold and everyone knows cars need to huddle together for warmth.
Finally in snow or ice conditions I will slow while going downhill into a creek/bridge area and then wonder why I cannot make it up the hill on the other side.
LOL! Are you by any chance a driver's ed teacher because that's a perfect description of the drivers in my area!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Let's not forget the people who get into finder benders on let's say Indian River Rd during the AM rush hour in the middle lane. They then decide to get out of their cars and call the police, standing around/walking in traffic causing a HUGE backup when they should really be moving their cars out of traffic. Actually they really don't even need the police just exchange information and move on!!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I am a proud Virginia driver.
I wander between lanes randomly and think the pretty lights on the corners of my car are simply decorative.
If you are entering the highway while I am nearing the on ramp, I will speed up to keep you out of MY SPACE.
Then I will drop back down to the speed limit and move into the left lane.
If there is a back up I will not let you in or use any form of zipper pattern of merge to keep traffic moving because the extra fifteen feet ARE MINE.
If it snows I will slow to 25 MPH or less and drive as close to the car in front of me as possible. After all snow is cold and everyone knows cars need to huddle together for warmth.
Finally in snow or ice conditions I will slow while going downhill into a creek/bridge area and then wonder why I cannot make it up the hill on the other side.
Are you in the 2nd grade?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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@ lily- I am not a drivers ed teacher. That would be the worst job for me because I would not care and I am not a good driver no matter what state i am in.
@ nycricanpapi- I wish!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Let's not forget the people who get into finder benders on let's say Indian River Rd during the AM rush hour in the middle lane. They then decide to get out of their cars and call the police, standing around/walking in traffic causing a HUGE backup when they should really be moving their cars out of traffic. Actually they really don't even need the police just exchange information and move on!!!!!!
You know that area, do you? I live not too far from there and that is one of the most congested secondary roads I've seen, next to Military Hwy or Independence! I try to avoid it if I can.

Some of those very same speeders we were talking about come flying off the interstate and on to Indian River without ever slowing down.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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@ lily- I am not a drivers ed teacher. That would be the worst job for me because I would not care and I am not a good driver no matter what state i am in.
Sorry, I was trying to be sarcastic about your post. It didn't come through I guess.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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You know that area, do you? I live not too far from there and that is one of the most congested secondary roads I've seen, next to Military Hwy or Independence! I try to avoid it if I can.

Some of those very same speeders we were talking about come flying off the interstate and on to Indian River without ever slowing down.
Yes I have to deal with that mess 2 times daily. My only other option is to take Elbow to Greenbriar, but I think that's worse
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