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Old 06-14-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Face it, people in Texas can’t drive. Just drive outside of the state of Texas and you will know what I mean. Yield signs are exactly that – yield, not stop. It is call “merging” and keeping the traffic going.

The worst yield spot is at 1604 heading west at I-10. A lot of idiots stop at that yield sign causing traffic to back up on 1604.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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Face it, people in Texas can’t drive. Just drive outside of the state of Texas and you will know what I mean. Yield signs are exactly that – yield, not stop. It is call “merging” and keeping the traffic going.

The worst yield spot is at 1604 heading west at I-10. A lot of idiots stop at that yield sign causing traffic to back up on 1604.


according to the Amercian Safety Council:

"What is a yield sign?
Yield signs are red and white with red letters. These signs alert the driver to any upcoming hazards or road conditions that do not reflect an Immediatee condition. A yield sign calls on the driver to do the following: Slow down, defer to oncoming or intersecting traffic, stop when necessary, proceed when safe, and remain aware of oncoming vehicles. A flashing yellow light has the same meaning as a yield sign. When a flashing yellow light is observed, the driver should be cautious both prior to and while passing through the intersection."

there is no indication that a yield sign means "merge" but you're right, people in Texas are horrible drivers, but they might fare better if they actually understood basic traffic laws.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Yes, and I've already addressed the legal definition of yield. Quattro obviously did not read it. The main complaint on this thread is people who don't yield at all nearly causing accidents. Now I know why San Antonians don't yield; they don't know what it means. They're making up their own definitions.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I second that since I am the one whom originally posted this thread. I am not pissed at people not knowing the definition of what yield means. I am sure they know what yield means. My issue is people completely ignoring yield signs regardless of the confusion. Hell, if you don't know what a yield sign is/means you shouldn't be on the roads anyway. Secondly, yield and merge is not the same thing. A yield sign is a yield sign. When traffic merges there will a sign indicating "lane ends traffic merge right/left." So they are two completely different rules of the roadway.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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I got the finger today from someone that was not expecting me to yield. And they were from A&M, fyi.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Yikes! Getting the finger sucks. Getting the finger from an Aggie is like salt in a wound.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Face it, people in Texas can’t drive. Just drive outside of the state of Texas and you will know what I mean. Yield signs are exactly that – yield, not stop. It is call “merging” and keeping the traffic going.

The worst yield spot is at 1604 heading west at I-10. A lot of idiots stop at that yield sign causing traffic to back up on 1604.
I've seen worse than TX. Driving in Boston is pretty bad. Same in NYC. Kansas and Missoury drivers are just average.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I've seen worse than TX. Driving in Boston is pretty bad. Same in NYC. Kansas and Missoury drivers are just average.
California has the best drivers easily. They understand traffic flow (not driving in the left lane unless passing correctly) and they keep it moving, especially in LA (unless there is bumper to bumper traffic of course). I think Houston is the city in Texas that comes closest to the way they drive in California. Depending on where you are in DFW, they can be good about it as well. Austin and San Antonio are the worst. Maybe with more growth, it'll get better.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Have the majority of the people in this city forgot what the red and white upside triangle means???? I am speaking of two intersections recently where I have almost been destroyed by non-yielders. One, getting onto 410 from 151 heading towards Culebra. This jack@@@ whipped through there without yielding causing me to slam on my brakes which then in turn caused everyone behind me to do the same. Two, 1604 and Culebra heading towards 151 by Chick Fil-A. Same thing happened. Look, I know that area is growing at a quick rate, however that does not dismiss the laws of the road. Those yield signs are there for a reason. If you see a crazy Irishman in these areas in someone's face after an accident it'll most likely be me. Yield people!!!
yes, they have. this city has some of the crappiest drivers ive ever seen. id take 1990s rush hour traffic in austin over the way the mongoloids drive here.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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I´m not sayin that´s your case, but i often see people almost laying down on their seats while driving. It wouldn´t hurt to actually sit down in a straight position so you have a higher point of view. I do that and rarely have a problem with seeing incoming traffic.

I really like the ¨don´t cross double white line¨ kind of exits...that way traffic can sort itself out over longer distance.
some of us arent short and have to lean the seat back so our heads arent sticking out through the roof.

though in a city where most 'men' are under 5'6, i can see your point.

/6'4
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