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Old 05-25-2008, 12:44 AM   #11
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I did fairly badly but then I'm trying to answer a test from a different country. I can't convert feet to meters so I stuffed that one and I agree with maverick on that speed question.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:03 AM   #12
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Here in Utah the rule is.....

When traveling on the freeway and a vehicle in the lane next to turns on his blinker to get into your lane you should .......... speed up and block them in the lane they are traveling in AND pretend you dont notice them.

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I am sure ever state has their own quirks.
Here is how you merge onto the freeway in South Carolina:

Drive to the end of the onramp. Come to a complete stop. When you cannot see any cars coming toward you in any lane, proceed onto the freeway.

Once on the freeway (or anywhere in Charlotte, NC, near us), weave in and out with no more than 6 inches between your car the the car you are getting in front of. Make sure not to use your signal, as this might just confuse people.

And if an emergency vehicle is coming up behind you with its sirens and lights flashing, join all the other vehicles in seeing how long you can keep it behind you. If someone pulls over to the right and stops, look at them like they are idiots for following the rules.

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Old 05-25-2008, 09:01 AM   #13
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I got three wrong, but one of them was the one Mav wrote about. I agree that the question is not worded well. If I were to Match the speed of others while merging I would be breaking the speed limit by quite a lot.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:27 AM   #14
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QSis, you are very mis-informed. The worst drivers are down here.
I lived in Jersey for 40 yrs and worked on the Jersey Turnpike at Newark Airport for 7years, and my hand to God, they are worse down here.
Population is smaller, but proportionately worse. They are maniacs. And the accidents are more lethal.

LOL! Quicksliver, I know of what you speak! I've had some experience driving in s.w. Florida and, hoo boy, it was often frustrating and harrowing!

Here's a link to a list of best and worst drivers in the country. I think the results are fairly consistent year to year. And, yeah, Florida is near the bottom of the list, too.
Best and Worst Drivers of the United States - Hear The Issues - Political Articles and Commentary

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Old 05-25-2008, 11:37 AM   #15
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Interesting stats, Qsis, but that's Florida drivers, not drivers in Florida. In season, traffic increases 4-fold.
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By the way, I got 2 wrong. #9 I said 50', not 100', and #16 I said 10 seconds, not 2.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:15 PM   #17
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16 out of 20... dang it!
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:47 PM   #18
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By the way, I got 2 wrong. #9 I said 50', not 100', and #16 I said 10 seconds, not 2.
I got those same two wrong with those same two wrong answers!
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #19
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Here is how you merge onto the freeway in South Carolina:

Drive to the end of the onramp. Come to a complete stop. When you cannot see any cars coming toward you in any lane, proceed onto the freeway.

Once on the freeway (or anywhere in Charlotte, NC, near us), weave in and out with no more than 6 inches between your car the the car you are getting in front of. Make sure not to use your signal, as this might just confuse people.

And if an emergency vehicle is coming up behind you with its sirens and lights flashing, join all the other vehicles in seeing how long you can keep it behind you. If someone pulls over to the right and stops, look at them like they are idiots for following the rules.

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oh, my, you must have driven in my neck of the woods----a very slow moving friend of mine wondered aloud why people were passing her on the right side of the feeder road and I said "because you're supposed to be moving and not crawling in this lane (I used to pray that we wouldn't be rearended)---none of my daughter's high school lacrosse wanted to drive with her 'cause she was so slow .......
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:58 AM   #20
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QSis, you are very mis-informed. The worst drivers are down here.
I lived in Jersey for 40 yrs and worked on the Jersey Turnpike at Newark Airport for 7years, and my hand to God, they are worse down here.
Population is smaller, but proportionately worse. They are maniacs. And the accidents are more lethal.

quicksilver, the southwest coast of florida has the worst combination of young, aggressive drivers, competing with hesitant and poorly sighted old drivers. the clash of driving abilities and "styles" is really deadly.

not to mention those shared center lanes, which are meant for turning across oncoming traffic in either direction.
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