Drive Friendly The Texas Way

by Leaving Austin

Drive Friendly The Texas Way

No, it doesn’t necessarily mean go the speed limit. I’d say the majority of Texans speed. You can still be friendly and speed.

It does mean, however, that you don’t get on my a#%, honk the horn whenever you feel like it, move in and out of traffic without using your signal.

Houstonians complain about Austin drivers. Austinites complain about Houston. And Dallas. And so on.

But let me tell you on the East Coast these drivers are a menace. And mean. No friendly about it.

First of all, the speed limits are so low it’s pathetic. 55?? No one drives 55 or 60 for that matter. Except for me. I don’t like going more than 5 miles over the speed limit. It’s just the way I am. So that means on several parts of Interstate 95 — the road that runs from Maine to Florida — I drive 60 mph. While I stay in the right hand lane, it makes people mad. And aggressive. They don’t do nice things. And they sure as hell aren’t friendly.

Secondly, I don’t think there are turn signals on the cars up here. You rarely see one used. The thing is people like to change lanes a lot. I guess it takes up too much time to let your fellow drivers know where you’re going.

Lastly, where are the cops? I’ve put in a lot of miles on the roads and have seen few police officers. It gives these folks license to drive in a very unfriendly manner.

I’ve gotta figure out a way to import the Drive Friendly campaign.

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