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Driving Styles

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Driving Styles


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    Depending on where someone is from and where they are driving you can make some assumptions about their driving styles and etiquette...

    Chicago: One hand on wheel, one hand on horn.

    New York: One hand on wheel, one finger out window.

    New Jersey: One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic.

    Boston: One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator.

    Scarborough, Ontario: Both hands clenched on steering wheel, driver staring directly forward, cutting in front of you and slowing down to 40 in a 60 zone then looking in rearview mirror in wonder as to why the car behind is flashing high beams.

    Los Angeles: One hand on wheel, one hand on nonfat double decaf cappuccino, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator with gun in lap

    Ohio, but driving in California: Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror.

    Italy: Both hands in air and gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat.

    Seattle: One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game.

    Texas: One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the accelerator and both feet on the brake, throwing a McDonald's bag out the window.

    West Virginia: Four-wheel drive pickup truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna.

    Florida: Two hands gripping wheel, blue hair barely visible above window level, driving 35 on the Interstate in the left lane with the left blinker on.

    Edmonton: One gloved hand on wheel, one hand on heater, feet up underneath bum to keep warm, 3 differently decorated ice scrapers, one plastic, broken; one steel, broken; one pastel, hidden in trunk. neither foot on accelerator or brakes because with all the ice on the roads, you're all moving at the same speed either way.

    Dubuque, Iowa: no use of turn signal, or left on for 26 blocks...also cradling cheap cell phone.

    Maine: Beat up 1983 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, right hand holding a Dunkin Donuts coffee, cigarette dangling from mouth, greasy hair shoved underneath an oil stained cap and classic rock blaring from the radio.

    Vancouver: Canadian beer in one hand, B.C. Weed in the other. Dick on the steering wheel

    New Orleans: One hand on wheel, one hand holding down sum hookers head while she's giving head!

    Pennsylvania: Both hands on reigns.

    California: (Bay Area / Silicon Valley) One hand on laptop computer, one hand at on-board navigation/Internet console installed in dash board, cell phone attached to head with microphone earpiece, having a executive meeting with half a dozen people on speaker phone, palm pilot wedged between knees to observe up to date stock quotes, and shoes kicked off, and feet crossed because traffic hasn't moved in the past hour.

    Montana: One finger on steering wheel of jacked up 4x4, Charlie Daniels blaring from speakers, dead coyote in back, hay leaves blowing out of bed while going down the highway.

    Nebraska: Two hands on wheel, with head lodged up ass, chunks of rust falling off by the pound.

    Quebec: engaged in heated political discussion with espresso in one hand and croissant in the other, aiming for pedestrians who have the mistaken notion that crosswalks are for them.

    Michigan: Both hands on wheel and head up ass.

    Toronto: Both hands on the wheel, seat as far forward as possible, head fixed only looking forward, ignoring people behind and beside you, stopping and waiting for the road to fully clear before making any forward progress.

    Los Angeles: Lowered Honda, can't see over dash, driving too fast or too slow, car sounds like a bee as it goes by.
     
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    keep em comin
     
  3. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    One hand on the wheel, one hand on the bible. One foot on the brake, the other on the clutch. Average age of driver, 12245667708509568094yrs of age! Oh yeah and don't forget the "big tough texASS truck!"

    :angry:
     
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    LMAO :lol: :lol:

    So true!
     
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    Detroit: one hand on wheel, other on their stash of crack, seat all the way back/lying down going 90 down the freeway with out ever checking blind spot, and un able to see red lights.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Colorado: In the left lane doing a non-consistent 5-10 mph slower than the speed limit, in larger-than-life SUV, dog in back seat, "Free Tibet" and "Native" bumper stickers, slowing down to a near-stop in all acceleration lanes, and in the winter, freaking out when the first flake of snow hits the road
     
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    Minor adjustment:

    Seattle: One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game, head up ass, woried about driving in the rain in a city were its wet 8 months out of the year!

    Most of the people up here in Seattle should not have licenses, it boggles the mind. As a valet, my roadrage is usually aproaching apocalypse levels just while I drive to work.
     
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    Soutern New Mexico: Wishing that we could put the same style fence on the NM/TX border that we have on the NM/Mexico border. Otherwise not too bad. :)
     
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    :werd: :withstupid:
     
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    The best part is, if you asked those folks with the Free Tibet stickers over half of them could not tell you where Tibet is.
     
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    The florida one is for shizzy my nizzy, hate those seniors.....errrrrrrrr :angry:

    and whe you creep up on them in the far left lane they never get the fuck out of the way, and for some reason the fast lane in florida is always the far RIGHT lane???



    Milan
     
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    How do the chicks in Vancouver drive?
     
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    Darn right.

    You could be in the middle of a line of cars at a red light and have the first person not go. The person behind you will lay on their horn and yell specifically at you, not the first person causing the delay. :)
     
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    :werd: thats so true, it isnt even funny.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    slowly.
    when it snows in vancouver no one drives. the city basically shuts down cuz the ppl suck at driving.
     
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    One hand pointing south telling cali people to go home, the other hand pointing north laughing at people for living in Wash state. One foot on the gas, the other hovering ever so close to the clutch in anticipation of the next downshift that will be required to pass the next inevitable old person.

    :lol:
     
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    Connecticut: Driving oversized SUV, 1 hand cradling cell phone, 1 hand counting chips won previous night at casino, head turned around backwards at kids yelling in backseat, while driving 5mph under the speed limit in the left lane with the RIGHT turn signal on
     
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    her in houston we have the gangsta slouch, everyone seems to be trying to lean out the window
     
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