Maryland Drivers - Watch Out

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by RhinoVonHawkrider, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Dynamick

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    The JFX (I-83 inside I-695) is like Mad Max beyond Thunderdome.



    Locking and loading now.

    The grass thing is bad... You should consider starting a thread :thumb
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  2. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Foh Sho

    BTW - I saw Mad Max today in Grand Central in NYC - NO not that Loon Mel, but the real Mad Max

    Guy was dressed in some kind of MMA shirt, I think, with black leather pants, hair short on the sides, but spiked up the rest of his head.
    Here's the kicker - he was pushing 50, by his face.:lol3:eek1:freaky:eek1

    Now I'm all for looking different, but I'm thinking once ur passed 30, its time to grow up.

    I could be wrong.

    And do U really call the Md main land the Western Shore? Cause I've Never heard that term. My BFF from 4 yrs old, his Granny - (RIP) lived near Chestertown on da Chester River - awesome spot on the Eastern Shore. That is without a doubt another world compared to the main land of Md.

    Stay Safe Terp Heads

    Lastly - Make Sure the volume is at 11 when you listen to Germantown's finest - Clutch!
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  3. ZCarFan2

    ZCarFan2 Been here awhile

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    Been gone 14 years now. Not missing it. Was a different place 30+ years ago but I got the message real clear when DC spread all the way out to Fredneck.

    Just to tease the merliners... the other day I needed to get a replacement title for a car of mine. Was in and out of the tag office here in GA in 10 minutes and the title arrived in less than a week. The employees even smiled and chatted with me. So different than my last visit to the Frederick MVA office. :D

    Even back when I left, MD drivers were just... angry and scary.
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  4. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    The conditions have created the aggressive driving... Half the 'Maryland drivers' are not from Maryland!!.

    Jack, the DC to Fredericksburg isn't dangerous, traffic only moves 10mph.

    Years back I used to ride with some people from NYC. They didn't want any part of riding 495.:lol3

    I was riding I70 west yesterday at evening rush hour..... things stayed interesting.:huh
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Point, Mica!!! :lol3
    I guess the misery quotient doesn't count in this instance. :rofl
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  6. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    I would avoid that stretch under any circumstance, 'cept maybe if it was 2 a.m.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 2.
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  7. mattgoff

    mattgoff Been here awhile

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    During the 9pm-6am construction routine? I'll pass.

    When people tell me they're from NOVA or points beyond my standard reply is "my condolences" or "the best view of NOVA/DC/B'more is in your rear view mirror"

    I've given serious consideration to moving towards Richmond's West End from Cville (less $$$ for real estate) as my wedding looms closer but the thought of having to use 95 through Fredvegas on my almost weekly trip to B'more makes me cringe.
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  8. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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    I left in 1980...

    I think its the sense if entitlement.
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  9. Truth4achange

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    I've lived in Philly, NYC, Long Island, Raleigh and SoCal, and Baltimore drivers are far and away the worst. The main rules of the road here are, 1) leave less than a car length between you and the guy in front at all speeds over 65 mph, and 2) leave two and a half car lengths between vehicles at all stop signs and red lights. Eeeediots!
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  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I find DC to be worse than Baltimore. I've ridden in every big city in the Northeast, and the DC beltway is the only place I've actually been scared for my life.
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  11. MarylandStrom

    MarylandStrom Been here awhile

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    I live in that area and travel I-95 a lot. The cause of certain people camping out in the left lane boils down to an entitlement issue. I can't really elaborate any further, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

    It doesn't really bother me because I tend to stay in the right lane anyway. Too many radar traps in that area if you stay in the fast lane. And of course our mobile speed cameras in the work zones. Best to stay all the way right. I know it's wrong, but the state leaves me no choice.
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  12. normrat

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    A Pennsylvania expat, I practically live on Route 1, with an hour+ long commute from College Park into D.C. (the lot at Rhode Island and Connecticut). You don't go a day without someone pulling into your lane. Turn signals are optional. There is all kids of other nuttiness, plus some amount of aggression against motorcycles downtown (filtering is not an insult).

    But the stretch of highway I really find nuts is I-95 between MD Rt 24 (Bel Air) and the harbor tunnel tolls. I-95 between the beltways is a close second. Its like every third driver is mistaking the Interstate number for the speed limit.

    The 495 beltway strikes me as not so bad most of the time because of the calming effects of congestion.

    Oh, and the Route 30 Hampstead bypass. Bucolic, yes, but Carrol County has not figured out traffic circles.
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  13. EarsOnWheels

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    The original post is spot on, as is this one:
    Maryland is crazy. I've driven around the country, twice-over. Maryland has the worst drivers and least-sensical traffic.
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  14. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    Y'all upset by a little grass in the road? Sheesh, we get random hay bails in the road! (along with all sorts of other interesting things) I'd chuckle if I saw someone I saw clearing grass clippings off the road, for real.
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  15. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Maryland drivers generally suck but don't notice because every friggin one is texting or talking on their cell phone. Speed till you create the next jam. Signals? Aren't shoulders just another lane? Lane change by jerk & turn. Tailgating R Us. Why no, dipppy plates don't need no stinking rulez. etc

    but they all do it so there is an actual rhythm and flow.

    To REALLY F*ck things up, throw in a DC driver or two. They add unpredictability and that's when you get the U-turns for absolutely no reason in the middle of any road. Medians and yellow stripes mean nothing. No reason changes in fast - slow - wandering. Oh THAT's my turn! Aren't sidewalks ALWAYS for parking? THERE's one NOW and it's MINE!
    :dirtdog
    I guess living in the city they just don't have or lose any sense of flow and everything is like how they'd move a car on their own block.
    :patch
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  16. Dynamick

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    Why is this thread back? :dhorse

    :lol2
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  17. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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  18. Dynamick

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    SH!t... I know, Walked into that one :rofl.
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