speedless in seattle
September 27, 2010 3:03 AM Subscribe
Need some info to avoid driving faux pas in Seattle, Washington
posted by sammich to travel & transportation around Seattle, WA (33 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I just moved from the Bay Area and I need a couple driving questions cleared up:
1) people turn right on red right arrow lights. is this legal? in california a red arrow specifically means no turn on red. if not, whats the point of having a red arrow in the first place instead of a regular red light? i've been honked at so many times already for this.
2) One thing I noticed from Portland on north is that people do not like to drive faster than the speed limit on freeways. And that limit is usually 60 which literally drives me crazy coming from a place where generally everyone is okay doing 70. Is it because the enforcement is stricter or do people just take it slower here?
Since I'm at it let me take this opportunity to rant about how fucked up Seattle roads are planned out. Highway off ramps which only exist on one side (99 but particularly w. seattle br), streets and avenues with the same names that are miles apart, multiple broken segments of the same streets, weird curves and diagonals, and there are no arteries that go straight through town. It's pretty much like driving in Grand Theft Auto.