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DavidApp
02-28-2017, 09:10 PM
Is it only in Georgia that most car seem to be supplied without a direction signaling device?

David

GTP1960
02-28-2017, 09:30 PM
Every one knows it is to hard to text, drive AND signal.

TOC
02-28-2017, 09:52 PM
Only newer cars..primarily Lexus and BMW's. To keep the delivered cost down, turn signals are optional.
One of the early cars to be "optional" was old VW Bugs.

Oh, and a lot of transit buses don't come with them, either.

Silverghost
02-28-2017, 11:13 PM
Florida too I think.... In Illinois the indicator things work backwards - if you use it people cut you off. If you don't they let you right in.... :)

NutmegCT
02-28-2017, 11:21 PM
New England definition of using turn signals:

sign of weakness

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AngliaGT
03-01-2017, 02:52 AM
There was a website called the "Highway 17 Page of Shame",
in which a guy commuted from (I think) San Jose to Santa Cruz,& would
post a journal of the bad drivers there.
He did one that was "We drive the Volvo 240 wagon",in which,
he noted several observations -

* The turn signals DO work!

* You can actually drive one in the slow lane!

* They WILL exceed 50 mph!

AngliaGT
03-01-2017, 02:58 AM
On a related note - I've been hearing a Toyota 4WD pickup,
with a really loud exhaust,revving the engine for some time now.
I finally went out to see what the heck was going on,& saw
the driver trying to back up a trailer with a couple of small off-road
vehicles down the ally next to our house,in the dark.It went something
like this.......
Back up,have the trailer come around too far,go forward,
Back up,jackknife the trailer,go forward...........
This has been going on for about 1/2 an hour.

DavidApp
03-01-2017, 09:15 AM
Short trailers are tricky to backup. But some drivers can't back even solo.

David

DNK
03-01-2017, 05:46 PM
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Gliderman8
03-01-2017, 06:08 PM
Ahhhh.... Boston

coldplugs
03-01-2017, 08:04 PM
Ahhhh.... Boston


...where using your signals is considered giving information to the enemy.

TOC
03-01-2017, 11:41 PM
The folks in neighboring states have a name for Massachusetts drivers.

weewillie
03-02-2017, 12:20 AM
it's the same up here

NutmegCT
03-02-2017, 07:35 AM
They're all wimps! You have to use those muscles to make 'em strong, like in Boston Strong!

"I know this last item sounds unbelievable. We wait tensely at a red light and, the moment it turns green, make a left turn before drivers going the other way have time to react.

Stop signs, we tell everyone, are mere “suggestions.”

At a crowded merge — the Central Artery southbound coming out of the tunnel, for instance — eyes are dead ahead. You let the other guy catch you looking, and you’re doomed.

“A yellow light is just a ripe green,” goes the saying.

We pass on the right. We swerve. We take off abruptly. We stop quickly.

We’re Boston drivers — the name applies even when we live elsewhere in the state. We’re known nationwide, visitors fear to drive in our midst, and we wreak mayhem on the streets.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/12/24/sorry-but-massachusetts-drivers-aren-worst/a4ZPvMYUn3igVc3mzJvT2O/story.html

A lazy, hazy Sunday afternoon on I-93:

https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Lee_traffic3_met.jpg

PAUL161
03-02-2017, 08:00 AM
How do you folks live like that? That's absolutely insane! :eeek: PJ

NutmegCT
03-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Paul - most of us Yankees don't live like that. Check out my part of New England:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY2WTGRniFY

Lots of pastures, farms, fishing, forests, hiking, hunting - and history! Not to mention the twisty two-lane blacktop roads we enjoy. Here's Connecticut Rt 169 about five minutes from my house.

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PAUL161
03-02-2017, 10:28 AM
Now that is nice! I could live there with no regrets. :encouragement: Tulsa gets pretty jammed up during work traffic hours, but nothing like the I-93 pic. PJ

sail
03-02-2017, 12:23 PM
It took almost 2 hours to go not thru but around Atlanta last week. Mostly a crawl and dead stops with an occasional drag race to the next stop. No more cities this trip.

DavidApp
03-02-2017, 01:07 PM
Enjoyed the video of New England. Looks great.

We avoid Atlanta if at all possible. The traffic is cyclic so if you know the correct time to tackle Atlanta it is fine but at the wrong time it is a mess. Atlanta residents do not measure commutes by miles but Hours/Minutes.

David

John Kuzman
03-02-2017, 01:27 PM
As a "snowbird", I take the Atlanta challenge not less than twice a year. Been doing this for 8+ years. Whether I am pulling my car trailer, or just in the truck, I time Atlanta for the 5:30am-6:30am window on Sunday morning. Never really have to lift the pedal during that narrow window. I have done both I-75 straight through, or usually take the 285 by-pass when pulling the trailer.

GTP1960
03-02-2017, 04:47 PM
I used to give hand signals from the TR3, but I got flipped off & honked at so much I figured hand signals are no longer interpreted as directional.

DavidApp
03-02-2017, 10:14 PM
That means you are having to do 70+ to avoid being run over.

We have to visit Atlanta for a Dr. appointment from time to time. We take the earliest appointment available so we get to the Dr. before the start of heavy traffic and out during the late morning lull. Usually works great. Not living there I do not have a mental map of the roads so I am relying on technology to get me to my destination.

Mental maps are becoming a thing of the past. Have a friend who needs his Garmin to find his way to the bathroom at work.

David

TOC
03-02-2017, 10:19 PM
Not just mental maps are used..I still use real paper maps and sometimes draw out maps and mileage for trips.
I have no electronics to tell me "recalculating"

Gliderman8
03-02-2017, 11:08 PM
The one good thing about the gps based programs are that they can "see" traffic problems and route you the best way to avoid the gridlock. Maps don't consider road conditions.

JPSmit
03-02-2017, 11:20 PM
I used to give hand signals from the TR3, but I got flipped off & honked at so much I figured hand signals are no longer interpreted as directional.

A fellow on one of my other forums got pulled over by the police (in the UK) who thought he was giving them the bird - he was opening his sunroof manually. :grin: