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Old 01-08-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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I am from a small town in Oklahoma. Thinking about moving out there eventually. Any tips getting used to the crazy fast driving traffic, and not killing myself in it? Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: The OC
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It's the narrow freeways and the curves that are scary. LA freeways curve like none other. I am from OC and usually just take 405 S to Costa Mesa and it's fine. Also, you can't u-turn on streets like Sunset blvde, you have to go around the block.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Fortunately for you, most of your driving will be under 20 mph, even on freeways. Real easy to get used to.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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Fortunately for you, most of your driving will be under 20 mph, even on freeways. Real easy to get used to.

I figured it would be crazy fast like it supposedly is in alot of big cities.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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traffic here is terrible, but it's not crazy. you will have to learn to "own" your piece of the road though.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:54 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I am from a small town in Oklahoma... Any tips getting used to the crazy fast driving traffic...
Will you be driving the freeways at 3am?
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I wouldn't call LA drivers "Crazy"
Traffic is backed up most of the day and even at night on some freeways,days.it's not that that bad after a few times.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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I wouldn't call LA drivers "Crazy"
Traffic is backed up most of the day and even at night on some freeways,days.it's not that that bad after a few times.
What are some cities that you would consider to have crazy fast traffic?
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Windermere, FL
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You will be thankful on the days when the traffic is actually moving fast!
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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I am from a small town in Oklahoma. Thinking about moving out there eventually. Any tips getting used to the crazy fast driving traffic, and not killing myself in it? Thanks.
Most of the time, you will be in moderate to heavy traffic (depending on what time you get on the road). During off-peak hours, the fast drivers stay close to the fast lane. As long as you avoid being in the #1 lane, you won't have to worry about keeping up or being tailgated.

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It's the narrow freeways and the curves that are scary. LA freeways curve like none other. I am from OC and usually just take 405 S to Costa Mesa and it's fine. Also, you can't u-turn on streets like Sunset blvde, you have to go around the block.
LA freeways don't curve alot. They are like normal freeways. You're taking only one portion of a LA freeway and generalizing it to represent all freeways. You're probably talking about the 101 between the 5 and the 110. This portion of the freeway is only 4 or 5 miles.

Doing u-turns is fine at intersections if it's not prohibited. Doing a u-turn in-between intersections may be asking for a ticket.
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