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So, traffic got you stressed Bunky ... get a Hummer
Posted by: McQ on Friday, May 18, 2007

Seriously ... how to drive in Iraq. Yeow:


I love the last line ... yeah, he's pickin' and grinnin' ... he doesn't expect a Humvee coming around the wrong side of a traffic circle, that's for sure.

Anyway, try that in DC and see how far you get.

(HT: Soldier's Angels Germany)
 
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LOL, oh that’s funny... but just watching it made my shoulders hurt because I was "braced" for each of those bumper kisses.

Interesting, though, how matter-of-fact the pedestrians were, and not just the last nose-picking guy.
 
Written By: Synova
URL: http://synova.blogspot.com
As I get ready to head out on the highway and can only wish. Anyway, two things stand out. One, everybody seems to know that a bump from a Humvee means pullover and let ’em past. Two, almost everybody waits to get the actual bump before pulling over.
 
Written By: Retief
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Maybe not DC.... but LA?

Ya know I was just thinking about that the other day...
When I came back home after a couple weeks out there and SanDiego a few years, back, for a few days there, I was pulling stuff that would make the local CABBIES blanch.

I wonder what the Humvee driver will be dealing with for adjustment when HE comes home? (Chuckle)



 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
I don’t know where you live, Bithead, but I’ll bet it isn’t Boston. I learned how to drive in LA and I drove all over SoCal, but that was like the Disney Autopia compared to Boston. Boston driving scared me. Evidently if you are making a left hand turn in Boston, you just go whenever the hell you want, and everybody tries to get out of your way. And the roads are all these crazy tiny two-lane roads that look like they were "planned" by following a cow with a paving truck. They’ll put six or seven of them together at an intersection for no apparent reason. Absolutely insane.
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
URL: http://organicbabyfarm.blogspot.com
My God, that’s just like traffic in Paris. I’m not kidding. Except the guy in Paris who bumps you isn’t like to have a .50 caliber machine gun.

yours/
peter.
 
Written By: peter jackson
URL: www.liberalcapitalist.com
Wacky;

No, you’re quite right; I live outside of Rochester in New York state. Figure about 45 miles east of Buffalo.

I’ve been to Boston often enough, however, (It’s only about 7 hours from here) and concur that a traffic jam on 93 or for that matter, 3, (Chuckle) beats anything I’ve ever seen on the 415, and those are on my all time worst list.

I actually found myself a 93 at one point, towing a camper. FIrst time I’ve ever done that. Not exactly an enjoyable experience. Bad enough when you’ve got just the car or truck and some reasonable power at your command. People are NUTS.

These days, I avoid the place if I can. Example, when going into Maine taking 290 and 495, instead of going through the Dig.

I recall once, years back when the tall ships were in Boston, I was headed up for Hulton Maine and beyond into New Brunswick. They had those flashing traffic signs as far back as Chicopee and Sturbridge, that there were traffic problems on 90 inside of 495. That’s what, about 40 miles back, or so? Obviously, THEY were taking it pretty seriously. And I got to thinking; If they’re taking it that seriously, and they’re USED to it... Yikes... how bad IS it?

Ever after that day, I route around the place.

 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
*twitch*
I don’t know what you guys are *twitch* complaining about.*blink*
I lived in Mass. *twitch* for years and never *blink**twitch* had any problems driving *twitch*. Dealing with THE REGISTRY *blink**twitch**bark* on the other hand, *twitch* was pretty bad.*twitch*


*twitch*
 
Written By: timactual
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Fairly impressive display of getting there fast without killing anyone.

 
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