Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
 [Register]
Miami Miami-Dade County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:25 AM
322 322 started this thread
 
18 posts, read 30,575 times
Reputation: 27

Advertisements

[font="Arial"]Hi my name is 322 and today we are bringing you this public announcement for all our future Miami drivers that actually live in Mimi-Dade downtown.
We have developed an adaptation to all skills used in Downtown Miami Dade as the “Miami Downtown driving Skill set” This is a vital informative list of things to expect if you are visiting or moving to Miami Downtown.

Things to expect as a non native Miami’n (er).

1. Expect that lanes are not important. A Lane is here as a visual representation of what could be they are not to be taken literally so don’t worry about driving in several of them at once.

2. Turn signals – Turn signals are a very important part of Miami Downtown driving Skill set. If you use them properly others behind you and beside you will know that you are trying to migrate into that particular lane and will happily use this opportunity to move into that lane at the same time, changing into that lane as you do. This is specified in the Miami Downtown driving Skill set as “the scoop”. Miami Downtown driving Skill set states that “Any vehicle with shown opportunity must be removed from all hope and dream of merging with mandatory sideswiping as a permissible option.”

3. One way roads. It is perfectly normal to not observe the street arrows (on the ground) and signs to drive against the flow of traffic on a one way road. The fact that a language barrier can be assumed and icons of direction on the street itself will also be assumed as language and deemed as unreadable to those whom cannot understand pictures.

4. Driving under the speed limit I highly encouraged. If the icon in the street sign known as “Speed Limit” states: 4 and 5 and on your cars speedometer states: 3 and 5 this is fine. If your car speedometer (the thing that moves when you press the Gas) states: 5 and 5 while driving and the big picture icon known as “Sign” in this case “Street sign” states: 4 and 5 this is fine also. Don’t worry you do not need to be a math wiz to drive with Miami Downtown driving Skill set.

5. When driving the slowest it is permissible under Miami Downtown driving Skill set to drive in the furthest left lane. In most of America this is known as the “Hot” lane. Here in Downtown Miami area this is a misconception and should be noted.

6. When turning right onto a major road from a secondary road during heavy traffic, there is no need to look for oncoming traffic that would be your new lane. According to the Miami Downtown driving Skill set, oncoming traffic will assume you see them and gladly slow down to make room for you. Remember not to use your single also. Using your signal while pulling into heavy oncoming traffic while not looking will provide the other car opportunity to assume you might pull out, resulting in the anticipation of your arrival. This would be bad and its better to scare the living daylights out of them anyway.

7. Street light!! Street light. These are here as simply a proof that technology works. Someone in the city was fond of Christmas and Vegetables! The Miami Downtown driving Skill set set encourages the ignoring of these, they are for show only and are not needed due to the driving skill set you accrue living downtown. Red is just another way of stating “tomato” and green is nothing more than “Pepper!” they actually are a representation of the vegetables found in native downtown Miami. Consider this the cities part in reminding you we have a local’s farmers market with the anticipation of Xmess on the way. They have nothing to do with driving.

8. Sto!p! signs. Having nothing to do with actually stopping these are placed in random locations all around Miami. Turns out the city purchased these in bulk and hand no idea where to put them. Using boy scouts trying to earn merit badges they mistaken placed these all over the place. They are not needed and therefore are not recognized by theMiami Downtown driving Skill set. It is to costly to take these down so just avoid them all together. In fact the strange grouping of letters means absolutely nothing. This was a mistake in itself as far as we can tell it means “Sto! P!” we haven t figured it out yet.


We would like to think you for considering Miami as a source of intellectual high society and I leave you with this informative film on the glory and enigma that is the people of Miami!

Moderator cut: Inappropriate Video

Last edited by doggiebus; 10-27-2009 at 09:50 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:52 AM
 
13 posts, read 24,834 times
Reputation: 11
i didn't manage to read the whole thing, but you certainly put a lot of effort into that, is the point that you feel people in miami have poor driving skills?

do you have a passport? i wonder how you would take to driving in italy. you actually dont even need to go that far, just try driving in toronto

even in the u.s. there are places with worse drivers, chicago immediately comes to mind
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:14 AM
322 322 started this thread
 
18 posts, read 30,575 times
Reputation: 27
Sodermalm:
To answer your questions.. well its titles “Miami driver skill set” and references downtown Miami and its posted in the Miami section of the City data Forum sooo I guess I’m referring to downtown Miami.

As far as a passport I have two! Thanks for asking. Yes I have driven other places seeing that I worked for the UN I would say driving in Algeria is worse the Toronto, but I have never been to Toronto. As far as Italy I have a buddy in Bologna so yea driven there too. I’m referring to American style of driving in Miami as I noted above. Took 5 min to write it, grammar is bad in it. I guess it’s good you pointed that out.. I think?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:14 AM
 
261 posts, read 704,354 times
Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
[font="Arial"]Hi my name is 322 and today we are bringing you this public announcement for all our future Miami drivers that actually live in Mimi-Dade downtown.
We have developed an adaptation to all skills used in Downtown Miami Dade as the “Miami Downtown driving Skill set” This is a vital informative list of things to expect if you are visiting or moving to Miami Downtown.

Things to expect as a non native Miami’n (er).

1. Expect that lanes are not important. A Lane is here as a visual representation of what could be they are not to be taken literally so don’t worry about driving in several of them at once.

2. Turn signals – Turn signals are a very important part of Miami Downtown driving Skill set. If you use them properly others behind you and beside you will know that you are trying to migrate into that particular lane and will happily use this opportunity to move into that lane at the same time, changing into that lane as you do. This is specified in the Miami Downtown driving Skill set as “the scoop”. Miami Downtown driving Skill set states that “Any vehicle with shown opportunity must be removed from all hope and dream of merging with mandatory sideswiping as a permissible option.”

3. One way roads. It is perfectly normal to not observe the street arrows (on the ground) and signs to drive against the flow of traffic on a one way road. The fact that a language barrier can be assumed and icons of direction on the street itself will also be assumed as language and deemed as unreadable to those whom cannot understand pictures.

4. Driving under the speed limit I highly encouraged. If the icon in the street sign known as “Speed Limit” states: 4 and 5 and on your cars speedometer states: 3 and 5 this is fine. If your car speedometer (the thing that moves when you press the Gas) states: 5 and 5 while driving and the big picture icon known as “Sign” in this case “Street sign” states: 4 and 5 this is fine also. Don’t worry you do not need to be a math wiz to drive with Miami Downtown driving Skill set.

5. When driving the slowest it is permissible under Miami Downtown driving Skill set to drive in the furthest left lane. In most of America this is known as the “Hot” lane. Here in Downtown Miami area this is a misconception and should be noted.

6. When turning right onto a major road from a secondary road during heavy traffic, there is no need to look for oncoming traffic that would be your new lane. According to the Miami Downtown driving Skill set, oncoming traffic will assume you see them and gladly slow down to make room for you. Remember not to use your single also. Using your signal while pulling into heavy oncoming traffic while not looking will provide the other car opportunity to assume you might pull out, resulting in the anticipation of your arrival. This would be bad and its better to scare the living daylights out of them anyway.

7. Street light!! Street light. These are here as simply a proof that technology works. Someone in the city was fond of Christmas and Vegetables! The Miami Downtown driving Skill set set encourages the ignoring of these, they are for show only and are not needed due to the driving skill set you accrue living downtown. Red is just another way of stating “tomato” and green is nothing more than “Pepper!” they actually are a representation of the vegetables found in native downtown Miami. Consider this the cities part in reminding you we have a local’s farmers market with the anticipation of Xmess on the way. They have nothing to do with driving.

8. Sto!p! signs. Having nothing to do with actually stopping these are placed in random locations all around Miami. Turns out the city purchased these in bulk and hand no idea where to put them. Using boy scouts trying to earn merit badges they mistaken placed these all over the place. They are not needed and therefore are not recognized by theMiami Downtown driving Skill set. It is to costly to take these down so just avoid them all together. In fact the strange grouping of letters means absolutely nothing. This was a mistake in itself as far as we can tell it means “Sto! P!” we haven t figured it out yet.


We would like to think you for considering Miami as a source of intellectual high society and I leave you with this informative film on the glory and enigma that is the people of Miami!

Moderator cut: Inappropriate Video
LMAO! If you can learn to drive here, you can drive anywhere
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:28 AM
 
13 posts, read 24,834 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
Sodermalm:
To answer your questions.. well its titles “Miami driver skill set” and references downtown Miami and its posted in the Miami section of the City data Forum sooo I guess I’m referring to downtown Miami.

As far as a passport I have two! Thanks for asking. Yes I have driven other places seeing that I worked for the UN I would say driving in Algeria is worse the Toronto, but I have never been to Toronto. As far as Italy I have a buddy in Bologna so yea driven there too. I’m referring to American style of driving in Miami as I noted above. Took 5 min to write it, grammar is bad in it. I guess it’s good you pointed that out.. I think?
so the point is not that the drivers in downtown miami are worse than the rest of the world or the rest of the u.s., but rather the worst in s. florida?

i am not so sure i would agree with that, i would think that the parts of s. florida with the highest proportion of elderly drivers, french canadians or other foreigners would be worse than downtown miami
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:38 AM
322 322 started this thread
 
18 posts, read 30,575 times
Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Södermalm View Post
so the point is not that the drivers in downtown miami are worse than the rest of the world or the rest of the u.s., but rather the worst in s. florida?

[SIZE=3][/SIZE]
Well that’s a good opinion unfortunate for you the rest of the US disagrees, ref Miami drivers have worst road rage - Mental health- msnbc.com describes Miami as worst road rage of 2007 only 2 years ago. My post is sarcastic comedy if you had read it, but you wrote you didn’t so I think you probably fit right in driving here.

As far as extreme consolidation of population you think you would be right, but you also have to take into account mass transit and city layout all included into your factors. Bigger cities have much better public transportation opportunity. Miami doesn’t and in fact dumps a 3 lane interstate on to a narrow road known in of all place downtown Miami so yea I disagree with you.

and thats one to grow on!

Update
we win again!
https://www.autovantage.com/global/s...vAUTVANonlgs01

For the third consecutive year, AutoVantage has polled drivers throughout the country to discover America’s most courteous – and rudest – cities for motorists. This website provides a rundown of the key findings for this year’s survey. It is hoped that by addressing and understanding the attitudes of drivers, the results of this survey will help educate drivers and influence safer driving habits.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:50 AM
 
13 posts, read 24,834 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
My post is sarcastic comedy if you had read it, but you wrote you didn’t so I think you probably fit right in driving here.
i probably fit right in simply because i did not read your entire post!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
As far as extreme consolidation of population you think you would be right, but you also have to take into account mass transit and city layout all included into your factors. Bigger cities have much better public transportation opportunity. Miami doesn’t and in fact dumps a 3 lane interstate on to a narrow road known in of all place downtown Miami so yea I disagree with you.

and thats one to grow on!
your writing is a bit convoluted and quite difficult to understand (i assume english is not your native tongue), but i agree with the part that miami does not have the best public transport

Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
Update
we win again!
https://www.autovantage.com/global/s...vAUTVANonlgs01

For the third consecutive year, AutoVantage has polled drivers throughout the country to discover America’s most courteous – and rudest – cities for motorists. This website provides a rundown of the key findings for this year’s survey. It is hoped that by addressing and understanding the attitudes of drivers, the results of this survey will help educate drivers and influence safer driving habits.
this does not appear to be referencing downtown miami in specific. additionally it does not mention anything about driving skills

Last edited by Södermalm; 10-27-2009 at 11:14 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:54 AM
322 322 started this thread
 
18 posts, read 30,575 times
Reputation: 27
Did i mention Sodermalm that lack of common sense is Big in Miami, so Moderator cut: Personal Attacks not Allowed

I guess your computer is unable to produce images or follow links? Can see the big graph on the website https://www.autovantage.com/global/s...vAUTVANonlgs01 that ? It has a numbering system. You might be familiar with them it list items in a row by numerical order. The first on the list states Miami, this mean we are at the top and this encapsulates anything in Miami, like downtown. Of course the website mentions that they have the survey info so you will have to read up I am not going to hold your hand on that.

As far as my convoluted txt I would image i find yours unfortunate, unfortunate that you cannot grasp common sense.

Last edited by doggiebus; 10-27-2009 at 12:28 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 11:10 AM
 
13 posts, read 24,834 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 322 View Post
my funny post
yes, hilarious actually.

you are criticizing drivers for being rude and discourteous (and an entire city's intelligence), but at the same time i have been unable to get a simple polite and civil intelligent response from you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:06 PM
 
261 posts, read 704,354 times
Reputation: 101
I actually enjoy mixing it up with some crappy drivers from time to time...keeps like interesting!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top