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index:
What are some driving practices/etiquette in your area that aren't really found elsewhere/are only found in a handful of specific areas similar to your own, and uncommon otherwise?

In the High Country, specifically Avery, Mitchell, Madison (not really High Country but it still applies), and Yancey counties, drivers on the mountain roads are very courteous. If you're stuck behind a slower driver on a mountain road, a lot of the time they'll pull to the side on one of the gravel turnouts found in the area and let you pass them. I usually thank them by letting my hazards flash twice.

However, this is nonexistent in Watauga County. Tourists, especially those from Florida, and certain people, will go 20 miles under the limit and slam the brakes at every slight turn in the road, or they'll slow down to gawk at the scenery and create their own mini traffic jam. I once had to deal with both of these from one idiot from Florida, on NC 105 heading into Avery County, and there wasn't a climbing lane until the Avery-Watauga line. They were going 30-35 in a 50-55. Having lived here since the Spring, I now know the local lingo for these head cases is Floridiot.

Rothman:
The big one in MA that has lessened to some extent, was turning left at the beginning of the green rather than the end.

SkyPesos:
Southwest Ohio driving etiquette:

- Hog the left lane whenever possible
- Merge in a lane closure at least a mile before the closure starts

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: index on September 16, 2021, 09:33:01 PM ---In the High Country, specifically Avery, Mitchell, Madison (not really High Country but it still applies), and Yancey counties, drivers on the mountain roads are very courteous. If you're stuck behind a slower driver on a mountain road, a lot of the time they'll pull to the side on one of the gravel turnouts found in the area and let you pass them. I usually thank them by letting my hazards flash twice.

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In Texas and southern Oklahoma, it's common for slower drivers to pull to the right and straddle the edge line to make it easier to pass.

jmacswimmer:
Maryland:

On roads with 3 lanes or more in one direction, avoid the right lane like the plague.  Especially on I-70 between Frederick & Baltimore Beltway, and I-95 northeast of Baltimore :spin:

If there is a speed camera, ignore all advance warning signs and continue speeding until the camera is in sight, at which point you should slam on your brakes from 10 over to 10 under (just to be safe).

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