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Old 05-20-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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I happen to agree somewhat since Sapphire reminded me that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. By reading all other responses so far there is quite a few reasons why people drive like they do. I personally hope that this doesn't discourage you to come visit our great city someday ( if you have not already) and see our great attractions.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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I happen to agree somewhat since Sapphire reminded me that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. By reading all other responses so far there is quite a few reasons why people drive like they do. I personally hope that this doesn't discourage you to come visit our great city someday ( if you have not already) and see our great attractions.
Hi 411,
I totally relate to road frustrations and in hindsight realize that my own were not necessarily related to other drivers but, my own schedule.

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Old 11-24-2007, 04:55 PM
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To skip the light at the intersection...
I get on freeways and get off at the next exit for that reason, too. It can save 2-3 minutes when the light turns red as you approach it on the access road. I'd rather get to my destination sooner than idle at a traffic light.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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I can see where you are coming from,Bowie but consider the safety issues. On 410 (both directions) between Ingram and Callaghan,there is continous construction barricades that can make entering the freeway dangerous due to limited sight distance( exception between ingram@bandera eastbound and callaghan@evers westbound). Those that use the access road trying to get onto 410 eastbound between airport blvd. and Broadway know I mean. That entrance ramp is a potential deathtrap! But at least it's justified to get past Broadway since it's a mess too. That whole area of 410is experiencing a massive expansion to 10 lanes with added merge on/off ramps with will eliminate those headaches.

Speaking of the construction, for all those not aware, Loop 410 between Ingram/Culebra to Callaghan will not be finished until at least end of 2009.
The section of 410 east of 281 will not be completed until at least end of 2010 barring further rain delays.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Default old post..but worth commentin on!! and i am new here too!

ok, so i have been reading up on this thread and thought i would love to give my 2 cents worth.

i was born in TX and have lived here most of my life untill i moved to Sacramento CA back in 98. that is where i learned to acutally "drive". the freways there are all (almost all anyway) 65 but you would be hard pressed to find ppl that do 65. most ppl (self included) do about 80 or better. any less and you normally impeed traffic. it is also not uncommon to be passed by CHP while doing same speeds.

i moved here the end of Sept this year and was surprised. i can live with ppl doing the speed limit only, but everyone who does 65 thinks they should drive in the left lane...whats up with that? i find that i have to pass and drive in the SLOW lane as thats where there seem to be NO cars....i don't get it.

and my biggest gripe. WTF is up with all the stupid yield signs? i have almost rearended 4 cars (my first week here) as they straight up STOP when they should be merging. my case in point is going from 1604w to 281 south. every one stops at the corner. do ppl here not know that the solid white line is protected? do ppl not know they can.....get this....drive and speed up and merge with the rest of traffic on the side road thingy? i must admit that i am one that suports using the horn in such cases and do so frequently. there is NO REASON to stop. when i ride my motorcycle and they stop, i use the horn too but if they won't budge, i just go around them and give them the #1 sign...

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