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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:38 AM   #7001
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM   #7002
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how many hours do the americans spend driving at day?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:05 PM   #7003
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Probably little more than in many other countries, some people don't drive at all, others a lot. Some driving commutes are longer than in other countries, though.

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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:43 PM   #7004
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Lovely pictures man! Like the video too.
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Yes. Nice.
And those who were following the discussion a few days ago - was it on the France thread? - about bus lanes on freeways will note the one approaching the Lincoln Tunnel.
Thankyou both , next time i'll try to get the Tunnel entrance and morning lanes....
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:59 PM   #7005
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Great video of Interstate 64 in Saint Louis

Love the difference you see at 3:00, "...back to classic 1960's freeway engineering", the difference is striking.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 10:55 PM   #7006
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how many hours do the americans spend driving at day?
Like mgk920 said. I drive lots on weekends, whether to see my parents (80 miles away and my Dad's not very mobile at this point), do errands or just explore the countryside; but rarely drive an inch Monday-to-Friday, since I live five blocks from work and walking distance or public-transit distance from everything interesting in town.

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Love the difference you see at 3:00, "...back to classic 1960's freeway engineering", the difference is striking.
That road actually goes back to the '40s, if I'm not mistaken: built as the Daniel Boone Expressway and was part of US 40 before they extended I-64 along it (which was relatively recent).
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Old June 24th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #7007
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Is it true that people from New Jersey have a bad name when it comes to driving? Like Poles and Italians here in Europe, and the Dutch according to Austrians)
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Old June 24th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #7008
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Maybe it's because, stereotypically, many New Jerseyers (is it this the word?) are Guidos from Italy...
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Old June 24th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #7009
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From what I've seen on American highway videos, most of them do not seem to have a clue about traffic flow or road etiquette. I would be freakishly annoyed with all those left-lane hoggers. Sometimes people just drive next to eachother without passing, not rarely below the speed limit. I don't really mind about people not using their turning signals when changing lanes as long as they don't do it right in front of you.
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From what I've seen on American highway videos, most of them do not seem to have a clue about traffic flow or road etiquette. I would be freakishly annoyed with all those left-lane hoggers. Sometimes people just drive next to eachother without passing, not rarely below the speed limit. I don't really mind about people not using their turning signals when changing lanes as long as they don't do it right in front of you.
There is no law in the US against lane hogging, and drivers are permitted to overtake on either side, although slower drivers are encouraged to keep right...
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Old June 24th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #7011
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From what I've seen on American highway videos, most of them do not seem to have a clue about traffic flow or road etiquette. I would be freakishly annoyed with all those left-lane hoggers. Sometimes people just drive next to eachother without passing, not rarely below the speed limit. I don't really mind about people not using their turning signals when changing lanes as long as they don't do it right in front of you.
Very few things make me crazier than people driving side-by-side at the same speed (what's the point of having separate lanes, people?); and if you're driving alongside me, keeping pace, I will get out of that situation.

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There is no law in the US against lane hogging, and drivers are permitted to overtake on either side, although slower drivers are encouraged to keep right...
No law? That's not true. As is discussed earlier in this thread (or the other U.S. one), I believe. Such laws just aren't very enforced.
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Maybe it's because, stereotypically, many New Jerseyers (is it this the word?) are Guidos from Italy...
"New Jerseyan" or "New Jerseyite." I was born and raised there. My home town has a sizable number of people who come from the same town in Abruzzi, and you could hear dialect spoken in the barber shop I used to go to 20 years ago. I'm not sure New Jersey drivers have a worse reputation than... well, I try not to engage in such stereotypes. At least [switches into native-New Jerseyan mode] we're courteous to pedestrians.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #7013
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Is it true that people from New Jersey have a bad name when it comes to driving? Like Poles and Italians here in Europe, and the Dutch according to Austrians)
I never heard of that. People around here usually think people from Massachusetts and New York are bad though.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #7014
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There is no law in the US against lane hogging, and drivers are permitted to overtake on either side, although slower drivers are encouraged to keep right...
Many USA states have 'slower traffic keep right' laws and do enforce them.

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Old June 24th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #7015
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From what I've seen on American highway videos, most of them do not seem to have a clue about traffic flow or road etiquette. I would be freakishly annoyed with all those left-lane hoggers. Sometimes people just drive next to eachother without passing, not rarely below the speed limit. I don't really mind about people not using their turning signals when changing lanes as long as they don't do it right in front of you.
Thankfully US highways are big and have a lot of lanes so theres always a way to get passed the slow drivers.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #7016
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Many USA states have 'slower traffic keep right' laws and do enforce them.

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I really makes my blood boil to see some idiot driving at or under the speed limit on the left lane with plenty of room ahead of them. To make things worse, there is usually another idiot traveling at the same speed right next to them, making it impossible to pass

I never see people getting pulled over for that. I think on the highway the vast majority of cars get pulled over for speeding.

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Thankfully US highways are big and have a lot of lanes so theres always a way to get passed the slow drivers.
Interstates have 2 lanes outside of the city.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #7017
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I really makes my blood boil to see some idiot driving at or under the speed limit on the left lane with plenty of room ahead of them. To make things worse, there is usually another idiot traveling at the same speed right next to them, making it impossible to pass

I never see people getting pulled over for that. I think on the highway the vast majority of cars get pulled over for speeding.
Agreed on both points.

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Old June 24th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #7018
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"New Jerseyan" or "New Jerseyite." I was born and raised there. My home town has a sizable number of people who come from the same town in Abruzzi, and you could hear dialect spoken in the barber shop I used to go to 20 years ago. I'm not sure New Jersey drivers have a worse reputation than... well, I try not to engage in such stereotypes. At least [switches into native-New Jerseyan mode] we're courteous to pedestrians.
My girlfriend is from Abruzzi... her dialect is so different from Italian that I had hard time understanding her parents (who DIDN'T speak Italian), even if my hometown is only 300km from hers.

Back to the point, I don't like stereotypes either, but sometimes you can feel a very different behaviour going from one place to another. I got myself almost killed when I got back to Italy after a business week in Zurich, Switzerland: I got used to drivers stopping when they see a pedestrian approaching a crossing, so back in Italy I tried to cross as I would have done in Zurich... bad idea. Italian drivers simply don't care about pedestrian crossing. It's stereotype, but it's so true.
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