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May your roundabouts always turn left. And then right. And then left again.
 
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Now if they could just solve the problem of people who think they know how to drive but in reality, only know how to steer.
We actually have one a few miles away at Penn & 494, near Southtown shopping center. Never had a problem with it, and it's a good sight safer than what was there before.
 
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When I was growing up, Routes 38, 73 and 41 came together in a circle with far too much traffic. In the late '60s they changed it to this.

 

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We actually have one a few miles away at Penn & 494, near Southtown shopping center. Never had a problem with it, and it's a good sight safer than what was there before.
One what? How does any kind of traffic circle or other method of moving traffic

solve the problem of people who think they know how to drive but in reality, only know how to steer.
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Here's a hint: Most people, even after taking student driving and passing both written and driving tests to get a license (in the US) do not know how to drive. They know how to steer. Driving and steering are not the same thing in this context. I can jump into my Radio Flyer and you can push me while I steer but that doesn't mean I know how to drive.

Remember the idiots that just have to come to a complete stop before making a right turn when doing so is a) obstructing traffic, b) against traffic laws and c) completely unnecessary unless you don't know how to drive, you just know how to steer.

Sorry. Maybe I shouldn't have shifted gears on you so fast. 🤭
 

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One what? How does any kind of traffic circle or other method of moving traffic



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Here's a hint: Most people, even after taking student driving and passing both written and driving tests to get a license (in the US) do not know how to drive. They know how to steer. Driving and steering are not the same thing in this context. I can jump into my Radio Flyer and you can push me while I steer but that doesn't mean I know how to drive.

Remember the idiots that just have to come to a complete stop before making a right turn when doing so is a) obstructing traffic, b) against traffic laws and c) completely unnecessary unless you don't know how to drive, you just know how to steer.

Sorry. Maybe I shouldn't have shifted gears on you so fast. 🤭
I watch driving and accident videos to help sharpen my reaction and awareness skills. I have found that if the Queen Mary or any other blatant escape from reality were to be driving in the wrong lane towards me, I would be so "Nah, this can't be happening" I would freeze up up and let it run me over, but for any ordinary accident I can see far enough ahead (orjust be paranoid enough) to read a potential threat correctly.

So please don't boat on the highway.
 
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I watch driving and accident videos to help sharpen my reaction and awareness skills. I have found that if the Queen Mary or any other blatant escape from reality were to be driving in the wrong lane towards me, I would be so "Nah, this can't be happening" I would freeze up up and let it run me over, but for any ordinary accident I can see far enough ahead (orjust be paranoid enough) to read a potential threat correctly.

So please don't boat on the highway.
Thank you for being conscientious about it.

A defensive driving school would be better. There is no substitute for experiencing certain things behind the wheel.


Hopefully there is the equivalent on your side of the pond.


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Thank you for being conscientious about it.
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Hopefully there is the equivalent on your side of the pond.
Um ... last time I checked a map there's no huge body of water between Minneapolis and Oregon :) And no, Lake Minnetonka, and my accidental British accent and dry wit (too many BritComs) do not count.
 

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Um ... last time I checked a map there's no huge body of water between Minneapolis and Oregon :) And no, Lake Minnetonka, and my accidental British accent and dry wit (too many BritComs) do not count.


All kinds of lakes, rivers and mountains between here and there but if you go west, you have two large ponds to cross. 🤭

 

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May you forget if you took that sleeping pill already.
 
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Our glass stovetop cracked. We have an extended warranty that the salesperson I trust convinced me to purchase although we rarely waste money on those after a couple of bad experiences. But they're good for it this time only I spent twenty minutes on the phone to be told that I had to call from home this evening and start the process all over again. The automated menu sequence is 1-3-4-1-5-1 🙄
 
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May all your appliance repair phone trees start with a cheerful over-excited automated salesman exhorting you to buy add on services, or clueless temps who frequently drop calls and forget to take notes.
 

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We should have a special day where only bad drivers are allowed on the road and everyone else stays safely home. We'll save money and lives in the long run.
 
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