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Old 02-14-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I try to avoid freeways here at all costs -- living on broadway near 410 will do that to you. Sometimes I find taking the "Scenic" route to be much more pleasant and even faster in some cases.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Semi-related -- but I love how out of towners pronounce Boerne "Born" rather than "Bernie". I was guilt of that too
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:56 PM
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That's what I want to know...who designed this city's roadways? A bunch of five year olds? Not to be mean, but you don't see all of this in other Texas cities.

Of course you don't.

And since when does yield mean stop?
Actually, in San Antonio, I think it means "give up". Either that, or "keep on rollin',after all, you ARE the most important one on the road!"
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The most stupid thing of all is that the yield signs on the frontage roads technically mean that someone exiting the freeway has the right of way to cross ALL of the frontage road lanes AT ONCE, even if they have their own exiting lane. Because the person yielding cannot tell how many lanes the person exiting will want to cross, they often have to stop to figure it out, thus causing an extreme safety hazard. I know this rule was intended to keep bottlenecks from occurring on the freeway itself, but come on, not a whole lot of intelligence went into this.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Oh no! All these talk about driving in SA is scaring me! Where I am from, we drive on the other side of the road. So it is quite an adjustment for me. With the road systems in SA, I would dread driving my kids to school.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I wish I could say something to make you feel better, but it is kind of dangerous here. It's a combination of factors: the roads, the highly uneducated populace (just my opinion that there is a connection here), along with the cell phones of course. You're always being cut off by some speeding 14-year-old unlicensed driver on a cell phone (60% of drivers are uninsured in SA, by the way--a fact), and when they see you getting ticked off at them, you can see them screaming back at you, "What's your problem!?" In my experience, in other cities people know they are cutting you off, being rude, breaking the rules, etc. I don't have as much of a problem with that because it shows me that at least they know what they are doing and I surmise that they therefore have at least a sense of control of their vehicle. It's the oblivious SA-type driver that scare me. Generally speaking, your average SA driver is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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I don't have as much of a problem with that because it shows me that at least they know what they are doing and I surmise that they therefore have at least a sense of control of their vehicle. It's the oblivious SA-type driver that scare me. Generally speaking, your average SA driver is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
GENERALLY speaking, your average San Antonian isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I wish I could say something to make you feel better, but it is kind of dangerous here. It's a combination of factors: the roads, the highly uneducated populace (just my opinion that there is a connection here), along with the cell phones of course. You're always being cut off by some speeding 14-year-old unlicensed driver on a cell phone (60% of drivers are uninsured in SA, by the way--a fact), and when they see you getting ticked off at them, you can see them screaming back at you, "What's your problem!?" In my experience, in other cities people know they are cutting you off, being rude, breaking the rules, etc. I don't have as much of a problem with that because it shows me that at least they know what they are doing and I surmise that they therefore have at least a sense of control of their vehicle. It's the oblivious SA-type driver that scare me. Generally speaking, your average SA driver is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
can we get a link to that?? that seems way too high
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes, as opposed to not generally speaking-- I know, bad construction
I know, that figure seemed high to me too. They told me that at my job interview, then my USAA insurance rep told me that that was one reason why my rates increased so much when I moved here, and then I dated a State Farm salesman for a while who agreed with it. I'll look for a link.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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GENERALLY speaking, your average San Antonian isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
You want to know why threads are getting locked, it's because of crap like that. I don't care if you put a smiley next to it. It's a rude and insulting generalization. I'm offended by it, and I'm a transplant, but I'm married to a native San Antonian, and my daughter will be a native San Antonian.

I think 210 is on the right track when he asks people to back up their statements with hard facts. If I'm looking here for info on San Antonio, I'd like the info to be statements of truth, not someone's racist opinions of the city.

It's very easy to tell on here who the bigots are and who the educated people are.

It's a shame that those of you who spew negativity about this city are driving away the people who love it and are trying to help those thinking about moving here.
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