I come from a city. Ok – a suburb of a city. A great city! I miss the city. Columbus, Ohio is where I was born and raised. The freeway system — I heart you 270, 71, 70, 33, 670, 315 and I miss you too — was excellently planned and executed. I also love the new off/on ramps to Sawmill Road. Every off/on ramp should be like that one. Seriously.
My beef where I live is there are only 2 freeways — 95 and the Florida Turnpike; both run north and south. There is no outerbelt or east/west thoroughfare. It aggrivates me daily. DAILY!! But seeing as how we’re not really a city or a suburb, for that matter, or anything more than a commuting bedroom community, I highly doubt we’ll get any fancy freeway system in the near future. GuhRRRRRR!! We are getting a serious mall and that makes me grin, but no easy way to get from PSL to JB and that’s just wrong right there.
Anyway, that’s not really my rant. It’s just the beginning. I’m revving up. Ok, here we go.
In Columbus, there are idiot drivers. But they are few and far between. Most of the people there know how to enter and exit the freeway. Here — not so much.
Let me put it this way. How in the planet do you plan to merge with traffic going 70+ MPH when you are going 45? Do you not believe that is beyond dangerous? Not only that, you have a line of cars behind you all nose to bumper because YOU ARE AN IDIOT of the worst degree!! Oh that burns me up!!
People, please please please pay attention. You are supposed to GO WITH THE FLOW of traffic. That means when you are on an entrance ramp you are to try to gain up to the speed of the traffic flying up into your lane. You are NOT to cause a major accident or have my mini-van with me, my two kids, and my unborn child almost get sideswiped by an 18-wheeler because you are a moron.
Furthermore, you are not supposed to stop at the yield sign at the end of the ramp. That sign means to yield to oncoming traffic. So watch, position your vehicle to merge seamlessly, then gun it grandma!!!
When you exit use your turn signal. That is what it is for. Man alive! Also, do NOT come from the far left lane, cut off 200 angry motorists burning rubber, and then slam on your brakes 2 miles before your exit. For crying out loud!!
I hate the way people in Florida drive. HATE IT!!
PS: You are supposed to try to get over if you see a cop with their lights on on the side of the road. Get out of the way you selfish fool. He/she has a dangerous job. Don’t make it worse by whipping by him as he gets out of his car. Don’t be stupid!!!
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