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Old 06-11-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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1. A right lane construction closure is just a game to see how many people can cut in line by passing you on the right as you sit in the left lane waiting for the same jerks to squeeze their way back in before hitting the construction barrels.

2. Turn signals are just clues as to your next move in road battle, so never use them.

3. Under no circumstances should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you no matter how fast you're going. If you do, the space will be filled in by somebody else putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

4. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.

5. Never get in the way of a car that needs extensive body work.
(Remember no-fault insurance: he might not have much to lose, you do.)

6. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even a person changing a tire. If you're lucky, you may see the breakdown victim get mugged, the proceeds of which are vested directly into the Democratic
frontrunner's campaign for governor.

7. Learn to swerve abruptly. Spokane is the home of the high-speed slalom driving thanks to the street department, who put potholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes.
This is a common cookie-cutter platform that has been used in almost every city. It probably is less to do with Spokane than many other cities, but so be it...every city thinks their drivers are the worst. It is when you actually travel and see the differences you realize where the worst drivers are, and they are not in Spokane. Sorry.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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This is a common cookie-cutter platform that has been used in almost every city. It probably is less to do with Spokane than many other cities, but so be it...every city thinks their drivers are the worst. It is when you actually travel and see the differences you realize where the worst drivers are, and they are not in Spokane. Sorry.
Oh, you're right. Kuala Lumpur's traffic manners for example are abominable. In New Jersey, you can spend decades waiting to make a left turn. And who hasn't had his windshield spattered by hound-dog saliva from the bed of a battered pickup on a back road in Natchitoches, Louisiana?

But then, I never clamed that Spokane drivers were the worst...

Just really dumb. And ugly. Slow as molasses in January when promptness is called for. Death-defyingly fast when they oughta go slow. You might say that Spokane drivers are the bad lovers among American drivers.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I hear you on this. Spokane drivers tend to speed up during bad weather...almost a show of "we can drive in this, you can't"... until they slide off. This is typical all over the inland NW, into the Rocky Mtns. "I'm driving an SUV or truck, so we have different rules in snow". Until they need to be towed out of the median.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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Couldn't resist, folks.....


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