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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 Barb on Thursday, July 18th 2019:

I forgot to mention that the car on the Florida Turnpike, which zoomed by me at 100mph, did so at night! A similar incident occurred one tine in Brooklyn, when I was driving east on the Belt Parkway. Another time on the BQE, some character in back of me (I had North Carolina plates from a car rental agency at LaGuardia), kept honking his horn at me, even though traffic was not moving. Some of these drivers seem to think that if they honk their horns loudly enough, it will somehow get traffic to move. When he passed me, I made the error of honking him back. Hence, in order to retaliate, he deliberately cut from his lane on my right in front of me, and applied his brakes! I stayed away from that psycho. Once, in Columbus, Ohio, a former President of the USA was visiting, and a number of roads near the airport were closed to traffic. We were not warned in advance, that those roads would be closed, and all of a sudden had to detour and get off the interstate. Evidently, a driver in back of me was not pleased that the highway was closed, and he had to detour. Hence, he took his annoyance out on me, and blasted his horn, at me for quite a while. That was the first and only time, in forty seven years of living here, that ever happened to me. The driver may have been from NYC, as local drivers never do that. In Brooklyn, it was my experience that even before a light changed from red to green, that drivers would start blasting their horns. I once saw a motorist do that to a patrol car from the 70th precinct, on Coney Island Avenue!

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