I'm a New Yorker who visited LA 3 years ago and despite LA's horrific traffic reputation, I found it an easier drive than NYC. Mostly because if you are in a traffic jam (and you are ALWAYS in a traffic jam) people are pretty chill about letting you change lanes if you need to work over to that surprise exit you need but didn't realize you were right on top of. In New York if you try to change lanes at the last minute, the guy in the next lane takes it as a personal challenge to box you out.@HonnyBrown wrote:
A resident of a major city knows the traffic patterns and parking tricks. When I lived in LA, my friend and I went to a Lakers game at the Staples Center. I drove, and she found free parking on the street 3 blocks away.
The older I get, the more I appreciate the quiet rural life I have.
A shop is 60 miles away? It'll take an hour to get there. Not 4 hours at a 25 mph speed limit where traffic is actually doing way, way less than 25 mph! I drove 80 miles yesterday morning on what's considered a main east-west highway, and never saw another vehicle, either coming or going!
Saw lots of cows, horses, and bucolic nature, though!
When I went to get my driver's license renewal, the camera was broken. The examiner wrote me out a note to carry with me, not to give me a ticket for an expired license! I carried that note for months, until the camera was fixed, LOL. Never had to test the efficacy of that hand-written note, but I bet it would have stood up!!!
Try THAT in California ROTFLMFAO!!!