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[Traffic] Driving on 95 on X-Mas & New Year's Day DC-BOS-DC: Bad idea?

How is driving on I-95 on Christmas and New Year's Day? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me become a better, more confident driver

Until very recently, I lived in a college town where having a car was completely unnecessary. Though I had my license, I rarely drove. I am now in a place where having a car isn't absolutely necessary, but more convenient. At my parents' behest, I also now have a car, which I'm very grateful for. However, there's such a mental block for me to drive said car that I haven't driven anywhere for over a week. Any suggestions to overcome this general avoidance of driving? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jul 18, 2013 - 32 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

How can I be more zen about driving, when everyone wants to kill me?

I've had a particularly awful experience on Friday that made me pull over and cry for a few minutes. LA freeways are a nightmare, and I really need ideas on how to internally deal with assholes on the road, and repeated incidents of dangerous aggression. I don't know how everyone else does it! [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Feb 16, 2013 - 47 answers

Philly to Brooklyn New Years Eve Masochism Edition

Is traffic going to be crazy driving this evening/early night (Dec. 31st) from Philly to Brooklyn via Staten Island?
posted by ennui.bz on Dec 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Drive or metro to DCA?

Drivers of NoVA: Starting from the intersection of 123/Ox Rd. and 286/Fairfax County Parkway, picking a friend up from DCA/National Airport, flight arriving at 7am this Wednesday. Should I drive the whole way, stop at Franconia-Springfield and take the metro, or some other plan C? What will traffic, parking at F-S, and metro crowding be like and how early should I leave? What effect will the holiday have?
posted by anaelith on Nov 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Advice about a traffic violation, mandatory court appearance.

How much will this traffic violation cost me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

What is the best way to drive in traffic? --bumper-to-bumper or allowing some space?

What is the best way to drive in traffic in order to smooth out the flow and get to your destination quickly? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Apr 27, 2012 - 21 answers

On the Streets of Philadelphia

PhillyFilter: Please help me know what to expect when I drive to Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, from the south. [more inside]
posted by QryHavoq on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Lowell to Springfield, MA, traffic?

Massachusetts Travel and Traffic: From Lowell to Springfield in the afternoon/evening. When and where could I potentially hit traffic? [more inside]
posted by la_rousse on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

How to avoid traffic in NYC?

What is the optimal time for driving in New York City without hitting traffic? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I miss traffic on the 101?

Best time to drive from East Bay to Santa Barbara? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Nov 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Best way to drive Westbound across Brooklyn

What's the best way through Brooklyn (by car), West to East? [more inside]
posted by antipode12 on Oct 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Is there a car hire place open on Sundays on the outskirts of London?

Where on the outskirts of London with easy access to a tube station and the M1 can I hire a car that lets me return it on Sundays? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Band vs. Jersey vacation hordes

Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
posted by otolith on May 27, 2010 - 17 answers

to blink or not to blink, that is the question

are new (beginning) drivers taught to use turn signals? if so, is turn signal use required by law? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on May 20, 2010 - 31 answers

Faster to ride through traffic or pull over for a bit?

If you are stuck in traffic on the highway and you have a choice to pull off the highway into the rest stop and then go back on your way later or keep on going with the traffic (with intention to stop after you get through the traffic) which one will be faster? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Apr 30, 2010 - 22 answers

One-stop shopping for road conditions

Is there a good one-stop website or iPhone app that covers more-or-less real-time driving conditions across the USA, including weather, road closures, traffic, etc? [more inside]
posted by doift on Feb 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Will I get stuck in Chicago traffic if I drive from the Milwaukee airport to South Bend, Indiana, starting at 4 pm Friday?

Chicago-driving-filter. If I leave Milwaukee (airport) at about 4 pm on Friday, and drive to South Bend, Indiana, will I spend hours in Chicago rush hour traffic? Can I avoid that somehow? What if I could move my departure time a bit earlier? Is this the route to take? [more inside]
posted by ruff on Jul 15, 2009 - 18 answers

chicago traffic question

Chicago traffic question: I have to pick up a friend from O'Hare at 5:30pm on Thursday. I'll be driving from the loop. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Feb 17, 2009 - 18 answers

I usually go in the middle of the day...

TrafficFilter: Help me get to San Diego! [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 16, 2009 - 11 answers

I'd like to avoid a collision!

Driving etiquette Filter: On a two-lane limited access road, when would the left lane be considered thru-traffic lane versus the passing lane? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Oct 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Help us avoid a traffic nightmare in NYC

NYC filter -- We are flying into JFK airport and then driving to New Haven CT at the worst possible times - we land at 4:00 pm Friday of Memorial Day and need to back at the airport no later than 6:30 Monday night. What is the best route to avoid total traffic jams? [more inside]
posted by metahawk on May 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Hudson River Crossing - Pro Tips?

GW vs. Tappan Zee: Pro tips for deciding on route? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 1, 2008 - 23 answers

Help a hick drive out of the sticks.

What are your best tips and techniques for driving in a big city? [more inside]
posted by barchan on Aug 27, 2007 - 52 answers

Three lefts make a right except on Lombard

What driving software should my friend's British mum play to learn the American road sign system and develop the habit of driving on the (literal) right side of the road?
posted by jayCampbell on Aug 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Driving from Portland to Tigard

PDXCommuteFilter: What have I gotten myself into? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Failure to stop and render aid

Do I have to stop and render aid when witnessing an accident? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Apr 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Show off.

A motorcycle cop turned on the flashing lights and started weaving back and forth between cars on the highway. The passes kept getting wider, gradually prompting everyone to clear out of all 4 lanes and hang back about 1/4 mile behind him. Then he continued these sweeping 'S' maneuvers across the lanes for miles. By the time I had to exit, prevailing speed had dropped from 75 to 40. What was he doing, and why?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Valencia Street Parking

In San Francisco, CA, on Valencia Street, in the Mission, I've noticed that many people park in the turn lane. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by mto on Oct 18, 2006 - 13 answers

Best traffic solution for a bad intersection?

Trafficfilter: at a problem intersection, what traffic solution would most benefit me – a stoplight, a traffic cop, a rotary, or something else? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Oct 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Dangerous passing

Why do people speed up when I pass them? [more inside]
posted by zek on Feb 14, 2006 - 64 answers

why do the nice people drive funny

I’m driving considerably more than I used to, and have noticed an interesting phenomenon as a result. At least once a day, I see a driver coming towards a stop sign, prepared to make a rolling stop, fixated on looking to their right. At the final second, they look to the left and slam the brakes upon seeing an approaching vehicle. I’d like to figure out why these folks look to the right, instead of the left, which is the lane that will crash into them first. Am I just noticing the bad drivers because they stand out, or there a better explanation?
posted by yorick on Dec 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Driving from NJ to NH

I'm considering a drive from NJ to NH, and there are various potential trouble spots on the way. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Sep 6, 2005 - 23 answers

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