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Old 06-08-2011, 04:26 AM
 
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What about the "excesive yielders"? Those who come to a complete stop at a yield sign even if there is no one on the other lane? I see that all the time on the 1604/I-10 interchange... seems like "yield" in this town is interpreted at "drivers' discretion"

I was just about to say something about this problem that is equally annoying and dangerous

Look people... This city's problem can be summed up in two words... scared drivers. It is full of hesitant drivers that are so affraid of getting close to the other cars. Get over it! Be assertive and GOOOO!!
I come from Houston. Where the yield sign is not the same as a stop sign. Where people on both sides of this situation are confident enough to know how to merge with one another and not freak out because they see a car trying to get on or off the highway! This is crazy. There is a 50ft lane devoted to the yielder so that he can slow down or speed up as needed. It angers me that I have to sit behind some numbskull because he wants to wait for all the oncoming traffic to die down before he even thinks about going forward. And yes the main problem is that they are waiting for a chance to cross all three lanes in a matter of 10 feet of street. It just wont happen. But, on the same token, don't sit there and wait for the traffic to die down. merge in to the other lane and get over to where you need to be SAFELY AND CURTIOUSLY...
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:42 AM
 
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LOL. There is a reason why some people might be scared, it's because of the scary drivers. I think half of the drivers are scary and it makes the other half scared. My gripe is with people who enter the highway slowly; it makes it difficult for everyone behind them to merge safely. At least get your car up to 50 mph; don't enter going 30. I heard accidents are even worse in Houston, but I've never been there.

I agree with Skeet; some cloverleafs are poorly designed. Some people stop completely because they can't see and others will drive right through not giving a care in the world that they're about to hit someone.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:24 AM
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Don't worry if you have never been to Houston. You aren't missing anything.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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Don't worry if you have never been to Houston. You aren't missing anything.
While Houston may have more traffic, they do a better job of planning out the highways compared to San Antonio.

They can predict growth better when building new highways. San Antonio can't.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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I was just about to say something about this problem that is equally annoying and dangerous

Look people... This city's problem can be summed up in two words... scared drivers. It is full of hesitant drivers that are so affraid of getting close to the other cars. Get over it! Be assertive and GOOOO!!
I come from Houston. Where the yield sign is not the same as a stop sign. Where people on both sides of this situation are confident enough to know how to merge with one another and not freak out because they see a car trying to get on or off the highway! This is crazy. There is a 50ft lane devoted to the yielder so that he can slow down or speed up as needed. It angers me that I have to sit behind some numbskull because he wants to wait for all the oncoming traffic to die down before he even thinks about going forward. And yes the main problem is that they are waiting for a chance to cross all three lanes in a matter of 10 feet of street. It just wont happen. But, on the same token, don't sit there and wait for the traffic to die down. merge in to the other lane and get over to where you need to be SAFELY AND CURTIOUSLY...
those numbsculls are probably mothers with their young children buckled in the backseat. Suddenly, you become a very cautious driver when your children's lives are at risk -- especially when driving in a city where cars simply do not stop at yield signs, STOP signs or even red lights 40 percent of the time.

so sorry, I'm not going until I know it is safe. These kids are waaaaay more important then some impatient numbskull behind me.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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While Houston may have more traffic, they do a better job of planning out the highways compared to San Antonio.

They can predict growth better when building new highways. San Antonio can't.
San Antonio can predict growth just fine. The problem is they don't do anything about it.

If you don't yield, you and your family deserve to be rammed @ the legal speed.

Not every freeway exit has a yield sign. A single solid white line provides you a protected exit for a certain distance to prepare to MERGE with oncoming traffic. If you drive like you have a yield sign- you deserve to be rammed.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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Yezzir agreed
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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I think both exit ramps and feeder roads should have yield signs...isnt that what no fault insurance is for!
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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People are to always yield when someone is exiting the highway even when a yield sign is not present.

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Sec. 545.154. VEHICLE ENTERING OR LEAVING LIMITED-ACCESS OR CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAY. An operator on an access or feeder road of a limited-access or controlled-access highway shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle entering or about to enter the access or feeder road from the highway or leaving or about to leave the access or feeder road to enter the highway.
TRANSPORTATION CODE**CHAPTER 545. OPERATION AND MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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^^^^^
but they don't.
it's ok though, i'll cut anyone off when i'm exiting the highway, even if you have to slam on your brakes. call it me enforcing the law
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