You can get anywhere in Houston in about an hour. It just depends on how fast you drive.
Mass Drivers could be jailed for driving in the Storm this weekend! - Page 3
And you observe every law in the US? I know for a fact, not!
Speaking of crappy drivers, stick to slopes. It's a lot easier to pass you there when you're going too slow.
Edited by JohnL - 2/13/13 at 7:04pm
Hilarious and profound!
That is why Boston is worse than NYC.
At least in NYC Euclid still rules.
Though I think the worst drivers are those that learn in the Bronx. They'll just leave the car in the middle of the street while they get cigs in the store. They consider it a basic right.
Ah, the Bronx. I have fond memories of driving the Cross Bronx Expressway and encountering an entire tranny/most of the drive train just sitting there in the middle of the lane. No chasis attached. Didn't stop to figure that one out...
Worst debris I've encountered in the DC area was a ladder left in the middle of I-66. Fortunately, it was mostly with the driving lanes, not across them. And fortunately my Passat have just enough clearance to pass over it. I'd think you'd notice if a ladder fell off your truck, and you'd stop, but I guess not?
Quite possibly the most common thing on the road that shouldn't be there.
Ok, do drivers in other countries strap mattresses to the roof??
Thank god for Sleepys and 1 800 cause I think they've reduced the problem with delivery.
It's even better when you have passengers on both sides of the car reaching up and holding the mattress down.
I confess once driving back from Home Depot - the first in the city and it was in Queens, with a load of 3/4" homasote strapped to the roof. The front started to lift so I had to hold it while on the BrooklynQueensExpressway.
Then there's this, which is real, not photoshopped!
"Wood You Do This?"
The materials were loaded at Home Depot. The Home Depot store manager made the customer
sign a waiver before loading. Both back tires are trashed. The back shocks were driven up through
the floorboard. On the roof are many 2X4s, 4X4s and OSL sheets of lumber. The load isn't all that
meets the eye either. In the back seat were ten 80-pound bags of concrete! They estimated the
load weight at 3000 lbs. The car is a VW Jetta with FL plates and the guy said he was headed for
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After dropping a load of Glue Lams in S.F. CA went to Oakland Port. for 2 mty containers. As I entered a 4 lane tunnel right before the Port I saw a Container in the right lane inside the tunnel. Changed lanes cause it looked like the truck was stopped/broke down. As my eyes adjusted to the dark and I passed the container I noticed there was no truck under it!!!!!!!!
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My favorite in Costa Rica is 30 foot segments of PVC pipe tied to the top of a little car. It's pretty much touching the roads at both ends of the car. Sometimes if they have a truck they'll tie it to the bottom and it becomes a jousting implement.
The smart(?) car opens up new possibilities.
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