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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by slappingrabbits View Post
You are right about the MD beltway. I had to deal with that yesterday. It still hadn't cleared up by 7pm last night. In fact, it got worse due to some very strategic accidents. I can't imagine having to deal with that everyday. I'm just glad I only have to deal with it every couple weeks at most. I really wish they had a motorcycle lane. Just a little half lane that lets you get around all that rush hour crap. I would be so happy if they implemented something like that in MD and PA.
Bringing this back up a little bit, that's one of the main reasons I moved out of Baltimore and will never move back. I dealt with that everyday for years. The traffic and driving behavior is absolutely INFURIATING, and it's only gotten worse over the years. The best thing I can equate it to is the type of person who meanders across a crosswalk as if getting to the other side of the street eventually is their only agenda for the entire day, but in a vehicle.

By comparison, living in NJ now is awesome! My fiancee` (NJ native) explained it this way: "Everyone is trying to get where they're going. The aggression isn't personal, it's just goal-oriented." Since everyone else understands that, the system works well most of the time, and you can go as fast or as slow as you want in the appropriate lane. Except for visiting PA drivers, who can't get their **** together muck everything up. :P
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 11:22 AM
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I have an ulterior motive for letting tailgating speeding jerks pass when they come up on me in the left lane: It gives the cops waiting up ahead something to already be occupied with when I go by them.

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