Texas drivers vs California drivers 
Monday, March 23, 2009, 08:01 PM
Posted by Administrator
After a trip to San Francisco, I made a few observations on the drivers there. There have been many stories of road rage on the overcrowded highways of California, more so in LA but in SF is not much different. In particular I would like to talk about rush hour traffic in and out of the city. The number of people commuting into the city is mind boggling, but I noticed a distinct lack of aggression. Everybody seemed to work together to move the whole at the best rate possible. Letís compare this to a similar commute into Austin. The distance is the same, the number of lanes may be 1 or 2 less than their CA counterparts, but there are half as many cars on the road. Then why is it so much more dangerous in Austin. The drivers are much more aggressive; change lanes more often, cut corners and generally drive with no consideration of the ones around them. Why is this so? Are Californians more laid back, are they smarter, are they more skilled drivers? Or, are they just more experienced. They have been where we are and learned to handle the situation positively. So, does this mean Austin is on its way to better days, I can only hope. In any event I will start. I will change: Slower speeds, less tailgating, less lane changes. I trust it can work, I have seen it.
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