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Posted by Nate Goldman on Thursday, July 18th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE IN BROOKLYN, NY posted by davef on Wednesday, July 17th 2019:

Dave, I agree 100% that the DMV on Schermerhorn St., in downtown Brooklyn was a zoo. The lines were always long, and the clerks were always unpleasant, to say the least. You are correct, as my driving test was on Stillwell Avenue, and Shore Parkway. Regarding driving in Florida, I used to drive down from Ohio to Boca Raton. It wasn't bad driving through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. However, once I came into Florida, all bets were off. One time, I was on the Florida Turnpike, doing the legal speed limit of 70mph. A car zoomed by me; he had to be going around 100mph. It was always a challenge to exit the rest stops on that turnpike, and get safely back onto the Florida Turnpike. I enjoyed the delicious Florida orange juice at those rest stops. Boca Raton drivers were a different story. It was not just the senior citizens, and the transplants from up north, but the native Floridian drivers, who drove very aggressively. One time, a panel truck was stuck in front of me, on the road, near the West Boca Medical Center. I had to thus signal to get into the left lane, to get away from that disabled vehicle. There were no less than twenty cars, which tried to run me off the road, when I was trying to change lanes. Finally, one humane driver let me in. Rarely, have I ever experienced something such as that in Ohio. The Florida drivers won't use their horns as much as New York drivers, though. I've been to Delray Beach, and one time took "Alligator Alley" to visit Naples.

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