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Old 02-08-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: United States
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I was thinking this today too. It is rare that when I put my turn signal on that someone actually lets me switch lanes. I have to plan way ahead of time to expect this and that most drivers here do not let you switch lanes without speeding up fast and pretending they don't see you.
That happens everywhere. I though that was actually a rust belt tactic because that happens to me everyday it seems. I am one of the nice guys who let others in etc, but sometimes with these idiots you have to be on the offense.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: United States
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I'll be happy when people going on the 405 from Sunset over into the SFV and vice versa learn that if you step down harder on the gas pedal, your car will go faster, even uphill.
LOL! Or that high tech invention called Cruise Control.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'll be happy when people going on the 405 from Sunset over into the SFV and vice versa learn that if you step down harder on the gas pedal, your car will go faster, even uphill.
Most of the time that means accelerating from 10MPH to 15MPH.


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LOL! Or that high tech invention called Cruise Control.

The last place in the world that a person would be able to use cruise control, is the northbound 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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A friend of mine who had moved from NJ said that he was surprised that L.A. drivers weren't as bad as he had presumed them to be.

Also, after living in Chicago for a couple of years now, L.A. drivers don't seem so bad. First, based on my own experiences, people here in Chicago hardly ever signal (including switching lanes), they often times double park or block one way streets, still turn on red (left turn) lights, and they always honk their horns... also they don't care about dinging your car when parking (it is considered "acceptable" to bumper kiss to get in or out of a spot, I've learned)... also I don't think I've ever received a "thank you" hand gesture whenever I "give way" to another driver.

I was back home a few weeks ago and I must admit I was driving ridiculously slow on the freeway. A majority of it is because 1) I've become accustomed to driving and dealing with snow/ice/sleet and I guess it was hard to get out of that winter mindset... and 2) the speed limits here are lower at 55 mph on the highways. A friend of mine drove us to downtown L.A. at 80mph and I was seriously nervous LOL.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My mom, brother and I were driving and filming the beaches near Redondo Beach, and a car pulls up alongside us and starts to flick their middle fingers at the camera.

I don't know. People are just shady and unprofessional here.
Waaaa! Somebody flipped us the bird while we were filming the beach, and now I'm going to lump 10 million people in the same category because of it. Waaaa!

Get over it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Having lived for a significant amount of time in Florida (Orlando) and Los Angeles, the drivers here seem friendly and considerate to those in Florida.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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You want to see lousy drivers? Point your car east and come to Arizona.

One word:

Snowbirds.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: USA
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I just hate it when other drivers tailgate me when I'm going the speed limit in the far right lane.

Also not a fan of how few people use their blinkers, including the majority of cops that I've seen on the roads.

And is it me, or are BMW drivers the biggest d-bags out there? It's like they think they'll earn a prize for being first to a red light.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA / Golden, CO
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Add Atlanta and Houston.
Houston +1, worse drivers than CA.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I will come out and say it this way: LA drivers are some of the friendliest of any major city in the USA. I was absolutely shocked how polite the drivers are here when I moved here. Considering how bad the traffic is, people are really courteous.
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