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Old 01-11-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why is it that, when merging onto the highway, many Wisconsin drivers completely stop at the end of the ramp, signal, wait until there are no cars in any of the lanes for, say, 2 miles, and then, at a snails pace, merge onto the highway eventually making it over to the far left lane driving about 35 mph? Just wondering...

Actually, I do have many friends from Wisconsin...

 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Also, just because you see a sign that 1 lane is closing a mile ahead, you Wisconsin drivers do not need to merge immediately thereby causing bottlenecks....
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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And another thing - You are allowed to turn left on a red light in the city!!!

Glad I got all this off my chest... I feel better...
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Why is it that, when merging onto the highway, many Wisconsin drivers completely stop at the end of the ramp, signal, wait until there are no cars in any of the lanes for, say, 2 miles, and then, at a snails pace, merge onto the highway eventually making it over to the far left lane driving about 35 mph? Just wondering...

Actually, I do have many friends from Wisconsin...
LMBO

I saw that once, on the Farnsworth exit onto eastbound 88. We were behind a Grand Am with WI plates. They paid the toll and then moved up to the merge point and stopped. My brother and I were honking and trying to get them to go, but they wouldnt. Finally, my brother backs up a bit and laid a huge patch while going around them. But yet, we're the guilty ones of bad driving habits.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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And another thing - You are allowed to turn left on a red light in the city!!!

Glad I got all this off my chest... I feel better...
You mean turn right unless otherwise posted.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You mean turn right unless otherwise posted.
I meant making a left turn on a red light on a one-way street (unless otherwise posted)
 
Old 01-12-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I meant making a left turn on a red light on a one-way street (unless otherwise posted)
You can only do that from a one-way onto another one-way, and there are so few intersections outside the Loop that are thus configured.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You can only do that from a one-way onto another one-way, and there are so few intersections outside the Loop that are thus configured.
right... that's why I said "in the city"
 
Old 01-12-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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I've lived in both WI and IL.. and I'm moving my way back to Chicago shortly. The only people that live in Wisconsin who don't like people from IL are the small-town, simple minded people.

They have no real reason to hate IL folks, the complaint I hear the most is driving. But have you ever really looked at Wisconsin drivers on the expressways? You have somebody in the left lane doing 45, somebody in the middle going 70 and so on. I find driving in IL much easier than driving in WI.. but that's just me.

Either that, or they're just mad because Chicago keeps expanding, and Milwaukee is dying.
The only way Milwaukee is dying is by all the shootings and stuff that's been happening. FYI the only reason why we Wisconsinies or whatever you said don't like Illinois is because of the bears... No not grrr as in an animal bear, as in the Chicago Bears. Plus, what is everyone talking about when they go in Wisconsin. That happens to me and my family when we go to Illinois. They give us dirty looks and they just are as rude as we are. Everywhere is pretty much the same everywhere.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: IL
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I dunno. Who cares.

Waste of a post, I know.
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