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Old 03-26-2019, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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In Latin America, everyone follows a common sense rule that is completely lost on gringoes: If someone else takes the right of way, I can't have it too, just because some book says I am supposed to have it. Two cars can't occupy the same space at the same time.
Since Miami is the capital of Latin America, it makes perfect sense!
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I also thought the drivers in Beijing and Hong Kong were very aggressive. Drivers in Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka were much more polite.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:37 PM
 
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Not exactly rude or rudest but you will come across some of the most cringe worthy divers in some parts of midwestern United States, especially when it comes to making a left turn after the red arrow turns green.

MY GAWD!!

They are so scared, so tentative and so slow that you will feel like pulling your hair out.

Say, there are 10 cars waiting in the turning lane to make the left turn.

The red arrow turns green.
The very first driver in the lane will look at green arrow and let his brain process the information to figure out what exactly just happened? (I think there is a step before that where his brains goes thru a sudden shock and takes a few seconds to come back to its senses.)

Then he will look at his left, look at right, look under his ass and starts moving at 5 miles an hour to make the left turn.

The guy behind him will wait till the guy in front fully makes the left turn and completely enters into the cross lane.
He will then think hard to calculate that God forbids if the arrow will turn yellow while he is in the middle of the intersection? If his brain says, yes, he won’t move, otherwise, thinking that he has put is life on line, he will look at his left, at his right and under his ass, and says his last prayers before moving at 5 miles an hour.
The distance between his car and the car that went before him is, 20 car spaces by now.

And the arrow is either off or gone back to red by now.

So at an average, you get about two or three cars go thru the green left turn arrow.

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Old 03-27-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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The entire state of Florida.



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Not so much rude as just plain stupid. Some people have no business driving because they lack the ability to do so safely.


As for Rudest, how about Dallas ?

I was driving with my brother and I was going to make a turn, or lane change......my brother said:
WHAT are you doing?

Um....changing lanes...?

No You are using your turn signal. Dont EVER use that in Dallas

And he has a point. If you use your signal, the car behind you will speed up and get next to you to try to box you in. Especially if you have an exit coming up.....some Dallas person will be happy to cut you off and make you miss your exit on the highway.

Oh and everyone there carries guns too. I know we do.
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