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Old 07-29-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: NC
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Stick to your guns. After all, when she returns home after 6 monthes will she expect you to drive down, and then follow her back in your car?
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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I don't understand why she insists on having 2 cars drive down there? Why not just drive 1 down and you fly back home? Or are both cars staying in Florida?
Because she is obviously not very smart and the OP is enabling the stupidity. This generation is all about the entitlement mentality and themselves.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:03 AM
 
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She's the only one having the car down there. I would follow her down and then drive home myself. I realize it's a dumb idea and a lot can go wrong but she insists on having her car in Florida with her.
1. She's an adult.
2. She's moving by her choice to Florida.
3. She needs to grow up.
4. There is no reason she can't make the trip alone, without you in the car or following her.
5. If she feels she can't do #4, she shouldn't be moving 1200 miles from home. What is she going to do, call you if she gets a hang nail?
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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That's what I hate about the idea the most. It's not even the driving itself, it's having literally one day to adjust to being awake all night versus all day. I'll have to stay up as long as possible Thursday night and then time it so I can get 8 or more hours of sleep Friday morning to be ready to leave that night. But again, I can't just simply back out. I feel helpless here.
It doesn't work like that, you know it, you are being as stubborn as your sister. Man up, tell her you'll make the drive together in one car or she is on her own. I'm not sure which of the two of you is worse. Please tell me when you'll be doing this drive so I can stay home. An overtired driver is as dangerous as a drunk.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Never understood how having someone following you keeps you safe.
Sure, it gives you somebody right there in case of a breakdown but if another car is ready to whack her, what are you going to do? Speed up and get in front of her? If she gets tired and starts wandering out of her lane....give her a bumper-bump to wake her up?
I have to agree with others here and suggest you simply refuse to go along with this totally senseless idea.
Agreeing to do so most definitely makes you sound dumber than her since you know it's a bad idea and will do it anyway.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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The hours between 2 and 5AM are killers when driving at night, please do not be silly and try to do it alone.
One car, take turns driving and be prepared to find a good place to stop for a quick power nap in those early hours.
My wife and I have tried driving through the night once, I am a night owl and thought I would be fine until 3AM, she is an early morning person and thought she would be in good shape to take over from 3AM.....we HAD to pull over and nap, it was an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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Here in North Carolina, it's known that I-95 produces a lot of accidents from out-of-staters because that area is located halfway between the New York City metro area and Orlando. As one website notes, "The News and Observer called I-95 'North Carolina’s deadliest interstate,' stating that 'crashes in which people die happen on I-95 at twice the rate of any other interstate in North Carolina.' NCDOT accident data supports this statement." See the link below for more.

What everyone else is saying here is true. Your plan to drive 14 hours nonstop down to Orlando is risky at best and a formula for disaster if you are not careful, no matter what time of day you leave. I'd seriously recommend you rethink your strategy.

Driving95 | I-95 Corridor Planning & Financing Study | FAQs
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Because she is obviously not very smart and the OP is enabling the stupidity. This generation is all about the entitlement mentality and themselves.
I don't think the OP knows how to "man up". He's been given good advice from countless people here but it's clear his sister makes the decisions.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Beacon Falls, CT
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We're taking one car now. It's been settled. Thanks to everyone for the advice.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Do yourself a huge favor and stay off of I-95 until you are well south...like at least Richmond.

Get over to I-81, take it South to I-77 or I-26. Take these roads South/East until you run into I-95.

You might drive a few extra miles, but you will save your self a HUGE amount of time...and aggravation. Any of those northern cities....NY, Baltimore....especially DC...can kill you for hours if there is a 'problem'.
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