God Bless Your Driving

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Greetings from Alabama! John and I got down here Saturday evening after a pretty good drive. As I was driving down I-20 in Georgia I began to notice things that kind of stuck with me. I wanted to share them with y'all to see if anybody else noticed these things in other cities.

1. Nobody drives the speed limit. This did include me somewhat. As you go through Atlanta the speed limit reduces to 55 mph but nobody goes by the limit. I do have to admit that I did about 59 but people were passing me left and right.

2. There are no "Reduce Speed Limit" signs. Maybe Virginia is weird, but when the speed reduces ahead, there is some kind of reduced speed limit sign. It helps to know that you will have to slow down especially when driving in an area where you aren't familiar with the speed limits.

3. People look at you crazy for driving the speed limit. Coming out of Atlanta the speed does increase up to 60 or 65 mph. Even as I was driving these limits, people looked at me like I had 5 heads because I wasn't driving 75 or above. You go right ahead and grab that ticket!

4. I don't care if you curse at me, I'm not going any faster. The drivers on Saturday were horrible with riding right up on you and cursing you as they drive by because you aren't going as fast as they want you to. All I have to say is God bless your driving.

5. Minimum Speed Limit. I had noticed when going through Georgia before that they have just as many minimum speed limit signs as they do regular speed limit signs. Maybe this is a good thing but nobody goes the actual speed limit so I don't think you have to worry about the minimum limit!

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  1. #4 totally reminds me of Italian drivers. They don't honk or curse, but they'll ride right up on your bumper until they get a chance to pass.

  2. Don't get me started about drivers down here in Florida....I have to drive so defensively down here because there are lunatic drivers in these parts :-)

  3. It's snowing in NYC today and there were cars sliding down a hill. So yes, on driving the speed limit or whatever you are comfortable at. It is so much better to be safe than sorry.

  4. Driving back from Arizona today was torture, crazy drivers everywhere!