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Originally Posted by EJ-997 View Post
Don't be tempted to race on the streets. If you kill someone your life will be in ruin. Do your racing on the race track or drag strip.

agreed^^^^

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Looks like this thread is being resurrected! I just moved to LA and it seems like there are several "unwritten rules of the road" that one must follow while driving in LA (my top-10):

1) it's a competition on who can jump off the line first once the signal light changes-- only to brake hard 30 seconds later because the next signal light ahead is still red!

2) You must drive 25% faster and 50% closer behind the car in front of you so another car can't move over to change lanes!

3) You "roll through" the stop signs...never stop.

4) At all times, there will either be a Tesla, Mustang or Prius driving along side of you.

5) if you are on the freeway and their is open space between you and the car in front of you... speed up to close the gap.

6) when lanes are about to merge...ignore drivers trying to merge by pretending you don't see them (and they too will pretend not to see you) -- until the weaker submits.

7) it's okay to block intersections (just another variation of "closing the gap")

8) bicyclist are just as crazy as motorcyclist.

9) a 25 mph speed limits means 35-40 mph....40 mph speed limit means 55 mph, and 55 mph speed limit means -- if gridlock ever eases, speed up to pass as many cars as possible!

10) double the time that it "normally" takes for making the trip...and you'll arrive on-time more often than not!

I'm sure that there are many more of these unwritten rules...but it's only been 6 months or so since moving to LA, so I'm still taking notes and pretty much of a rookie.
 

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Originally Posted by Greg2010 View Post
1) it's a competition on who can jump off the line first once the signal light changes-- only to brake hard 30 seconds later because the next signal light ahead is still red!
Still better than NorCal where honking 3 seconds after green is a daily necessity. People driving mind-numbing crossovers doze off at the light on regular basis.

Also, don't forget turn signals. BMW turn signals jokes don't apply in NorCal or SoCal. NOBODY uses turn signals, EVER.
 
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Recently and while waiting for a traffic light change, a young (I'm 70) gentlemen in the car next to me signaled for me to lower my window. When I did he made mention of how nice my car looked and "how fast will it run"... to which I answered "a lot faster than I have the ***** for!"

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Still better than NorCal where honking 3 seconds after green is a daily necessity. People driving mind-numbing crossovers doze off at the light on regular basis.

Also, don't forget turn signals. BMW turn signals jokes don't apply in NorCal or SoCal. NOBODY uses turn signals, EVER.
Southwest Florida is just the opposite. Almost every driver on the road use turn signals everywhere whenever they move the steering wheel. Seems especially needless and redundant to sit in a designated turn lane with your turn signals blinking and clicking. My understanding is that the whole idea with turn signals is to let other drivers know what your intentions are.....where you plan on going. When sitting in a turn lane you have by default told every driver around you that you are turning in the direction the turn lane specifies since there's no other place you can go. On top of that, traffic in the opposite direction will have a red light anyway once the arrow in the turn lane turns green.
 

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There is always going to be some fool who thinks the streets were made for showing off and racing every other car on the road. This morning I watched as a young kid, high schooler headed to the school up the street, in a brand new Subaru BRZ, no plates yet, thought he was a road racer and lost control trying to go way too fast around a right hand turn. He hit an older lady in Toyota Camry and then he landed on the island with major damage to his BRZ. The sheriff's deputy was there within 1 minute, station about 2 blocks away. Sadly these kids have no idea how to drive or control a car yet their parents buy them sports cars and they proceed to race everyone and anyone and wreck the cars, hurt themselves and others and occasionally kill someone.
 
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Originally Posted by Jungwook View Post
I think we are obliged to "floor it" sometimes...all the time!. Some have never seen a 911 on the road and if we can we should inspire those who may be inspired ... and to give youngsters hopes and dreams.

Not all may appreciate but I do feel that I "floor it" for the good of mankind!. LOL.

Driving a 911 slowly before people who want to see what a 911 is (not the driver) for me is simply showing off.
1989. Driving from college to my job in my red Pontiac Fiero GT with my best friend we drive up on a beautiful red 930. We look over, gawking - he gives us a little nod and just floors it and is GONE. It was right then when I told myself that I would get a 911 some day. Luckily now, I'm shopping for my first 911. So, thanks to the guy in the suit in the red 930 heading North on Route 8 in Akron Ohio for inspiring me and starting my lust for these cars.
 
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