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February 14, 2008

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Geo

But at least it was on your side of the roadway!

Chrissy

There were times driving in San Diego traffic where it would be stop and go for an hour, and when I finally hit the place where things were speeding up, what did I find? NOTHING!! Absolutely NOTHING THERE!!! At least you had a car on the side of the road, not that that's any consolation.

Mayren

Happy Valentine's Day Bean.
I hope you have a wonderful day in
whatever way you choose.
More importantly; May your President's Day holiday weekend prove enjoyable as well.

Chris


Oh, I agree with the writer above, God forbid if the incident was on the other side of the road! I still don't understand why there aren't 6 ft high dividers between the freeway. If one side didn't know about the accident on the other side, there would be no looky-loos! I think the #1 most preventable delay in freeway traffic is the looky-loo.

Marge

The best in LA is when the traffic slows for miles, only to find the lighted highway signs encouraging drivers to "report drunk drivers, call 911" -- By the time I get there and realize THIS IS WHAT IS CAUSING THE SLOWDOWN, I'm a little irked, and need a drink myself!!

Mas*

Hey Bean,
Coincidentally, that happened to me this morning. Not only did light drizzle cause a raucous on the highway, but a car parked on the shoulder did it for everyone. Ahhhhh!! I was super pissed. I just flipped everyone who was driving slow off as I drove by.

Happy Valentine's Day Bean!!

karlee

HOORAY! I see this all the time. I love driving, but whats with the XXXXING Lookey LOUS!! ASSHOLES! GOD i hate people.

people in the fast lane on cell phones doing 60 need to DIE!!!!
I daydream about having a banner attached to my trunk that scrolls insulting things at people who are on their phones and driving.

Thanks for the post I needed to get that out there.

Vanessa

To me, as I sit in traffic and inch forward, and as my speedometer registers LESS than 0 miles per hour, I want everyone to get squished by a huge boulder or for some torrent to wash everyone away. And then, on schedule, I feel guilty for feeling this way and am instantly remorseful. But as this kaleidoscope of feelings finishes, a motorcycle whizzes by me and all the other cars and traffic. I instantly feel an anger so deep and impotent that I want to scream (and sometimes do). That poor motorcyclist would be shocked to know what slurs I shouted to his retreating form.

(by the way, Happy Single's Discrimination Day!)

EditThis

Since I live in the Bad Place, this happens all the time. And like the writer above mentioned, the situation where there is actually NOTHING there. There's nothing more irritating. When I'm sitting in a parking lot for 30 minutes, I want to see f-ing chalk marks and a body bag by the time I reach the cause of the slowdown. I'm just sayin'.

Abel

A friend of mine works for a Caltrans road maintenance crew. I have been out there with him on the side of the road with signs everywhere saying to "Slow Down". You would think the thing said to speed up. Where as in your experience, it was quite the opposite. No sign, no nothing, yet they slow down. What the Hell?

Fred G.

or was there?

(in response to your statement "there was nothing in the road" and "Not a .....")

cathy g

sounds like a good reminder of why you live on an island off the coast of seattle, and not in this terrible place where it takes you an hour to go a whole 15 miles.

T

I thought only people in LA were that stupid.

Mister Keith

This is typical in the Washington DC metro area. If it's rush hour, anything at all can disturb the flow of traffic. Since there are always breakdowns, cars on the shoulder, accidents, weather problems, and just waaaay too many cars, getting anywhere can be a challenge.

LA

Glad to know the 405 is hell in every West Coast city.

Rob Perkins

Mon-Fri I have to drive 40 miles from Orange County to Torrance LA and then 40 miles back - I've been doing this for years. Just before Xmas, heading home I get on the 405S and immediately put the car in park, and wait..and wait....and wait. Almost 2 hours later I get 20 miles down the freeway only to discover a quarter mile stretch of the 405 coned off blocking two lanes - there were no CalTrans workers doing vital road repairs, no cops, no accident, no broken down vehicles...just a quarter mile of 2 blocked lanes. And then nothing...back to 4 open lanes. The frustration at seeing this was so immense I felt a cross between suicidal and homicidal. It's just as well I didn't know who to call and complain to or they would have been subject to several c bombs and a liberal smattering of mf'ers. Let's hope the day we can travel through time and space at the flick of a switch on our 'Time and Space Travel Wrist Bands' (patent pending) is just around the corner...and let's hope that corner hasn't ben coned off for NO GODDAM GOOD F**ING REASON!!

JedFishGould

I have found myself in that situation. When I come up on the car, I make sure I take a long, stupid look at the sight I fought traffic to see.

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