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Old 01-22-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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From the humble opinion of an insurance adjuster in LA turned Realtor in Boise, ID - "Pretty damn good". I realize the pace of live is a little slower out here but that's no excuse to get on the freeway at 40 mph. Honestly though, daily driving in any metropolitan area creates its own skill set and you really come to appreciate it once you move away. A small price to pay for enjoying wide open spaces.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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If you move a way people in the new town know right off "you are not from around these parts".
All in all LA drivers are ok. Failure to use indicators when changing lanes is a big one as well as not allowing enough room when they change lanes.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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So true about Idahoan's knowing right off that I wasn't a local. I really had to change my driving habits to a less aggressive posture.

Failure to use turn indicators - As I recall, turning your turn signal on prior to making a lane change in LA was an invitation for the other driver to "shut the door" on you. The trick was to engage the turn signal simultaneously with the lane change maneuver.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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So true about Idahoan's knowing right off that I wasn't a local. I really had to change my driving habits to a less aggressive posture.

Failure to use turn indicators - As I recall, turning your turn signal on prior to making a lane change in LA was an invitation for the other driver to "shut the door" on you. The trick was to engage the turn signal simultaneously with the lane change maneuver.
DING DING DING!

For me, turning the wheel ten degrees to the right or left and hitting the turn signal was one motion. If you sit there with your signal on, people will block you because they don't want to "lose their place."
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I realize the pace of live is a little slower out here but that's no excuse to get on the freeway at 40 mph.
Sounds like Spokane. And the aimless drifting across lanes, something that couldn't always be pegged on inebriation.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Pine Mountain Club, CA
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From the humble opinion of an insurance adjuster in LA turned Realtor in Boise, ID - "Pretty damn good"
You may want to compare under rain or snow snow conditions before making such comments
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Since it seldom rains and snows only at elevation, L.A. drivers can be issued a pass.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Good point Jebby. On occasion I do see the occasional SUV with CA plates "on its lid" in the freeway center median. Whose to say if they're from LA though.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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The smallest amount of rain makes LA drivers freak out, and crash left and right... mostly due to the drivers not recognizing that their standard tailgating practices should be avoided... when the road is slick wet.

Thankfully, it rarely rains here.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Thankfully, it rarely rains here.
Which is why...

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The smallest amount of rain makes LA drivers freak out, and crash left and right...
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