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Old 07-07-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Well you clearly missed what i just posted then.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Florida
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This was Annapolis on May 29. An accident on the Severn River Bridge going eastbound and an accident on I-97 headed northbound. Count them. 9 lanes of standstill traffic. You can have that nonsense.
Hahaha! All my friends who moved from MD say they're so glad they made the change. It's got it's perks, but I thought this would be about more than just traffic. I've been around and I've seen nicer places to live. And yes, that applies to pretty much the whole state.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The South
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Here's an example of why we left:

Police Chief in Uniform Told to Leave Gun Outside Ikea | NBC4 Washington

and of course, the ridiculous taxes.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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you don't like Ikea?
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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you don't like Ikea?
I don't now!
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Accidents don't happen in other states?
Seriously.

Try driving on I-81 and I-83 in Pennsylvania, accidents happen here too. That is an interesting reason to hate a state.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Accidents don't happen in other states?
Of course they do, just not in the crazy numbers as they do around here. Anyone who drives on 95, 695 and/or 495 knows that people around here drive like jerks...cutting across two, three, lanes of traffic to exit at the last minute is rather common. So is the driver who all-of-a-sudden decides at the last minute to stay on the freeway. I see these things and other instances of bad driving every single time I am on the highway. For those who do not believe me, just google the topic.

And honestly what is up with all of the vehicle fires.

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You have to actually drive on the surface streets of Manhattan, find parking, visit the attractions, dine in the restaurants, etc.

That's what separates the men from the mice here in the U.S. ;-)
Well, next time I have $10 to spend per run-of-the-mill beer, I will.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Well you clearly missed what i just posted then.
People has simply been responding to this post because it was so over the top.

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I'm sure you did, but that's not a common occurrence. Apparently in Maryland (and VA) that's just another typical rush hour.

You clearly stated that accidents that back up traffic for 2 hours was unusual in NC but the norm for DC rush hour. Then you appeared to get all butt hurt when posters called you out on it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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people around here drive like jerks...cutting across two, three, lanes of traffic to exit at the last minute is rather common. So is the driver who all-of-a-sudden decides at the last minute to stay on the freeway. I see these things and other instances of bad driving every single time I am on the highway.
Yes, but here's the kicker. After a while you learn to expect those things to happen. You learn the way people unconsciously tend to move towards the lines or weave around in their lane a little right before they make their move. Here in Greenville, NC, it's the unexpected things that they do that makes this county the deadliest in the state.

You'll be following someone in the slow lane on a 5 lane road (4 travel and a turn lane). Suddenly they come to a complete and abrupt stop. Right in the middle of the road. After the traffic in the fast lane goes by I finally got a chance to go around Mrs. Stop In The Road. I look in the rearview mirror and she's doing a U turn across all 5 lanes.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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People has simply been responding to this post because it was so over the top.

You clearly stated that accidents that back up traffic for 2 hours was unusual in NC but the norm for DC rush hour. Then you appeared to get all butt hurt when posters called you out on it.
First off, for about the third time, my main complaint wasn't that an accident occurred that backed up traffic, it was the complete clusterF that followed which I've never encountered anything like in my life.

Second, this was the original post you quoted of mine:

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So you really see no difference between rush hour and it taking 3 hours to go 2 miles only to be forced to make a u-turn because there was no warning that the road was closed ahead and there was no alternate route?

If so, the fact that you think something like that is no big deal just goes to show how bad the traffic in Maryland really is.

Your posts are funny though... I'm sure you can't be serious.
I didn't originally claim it was normal in DC, that post was in response to King_of_DC's posts such as the ones below which made it seem like he was claiming it was the norm (and there wasn't really anyone else disputing it originally). I was trying to get him to clarify if that was what he was saying, hence the question to start off the post.

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O If you decide to travel through Maryland at rush hour, I'm not sure that is a Maryland issue.

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Not a Maryland issue... it is clearly your fault. You know the situation, yet you put yourself in it and then complain about it.
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