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> 1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A
> real New York driver never uses them.
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> 2. Under no circumstance should you leave a safe
> distance between you and the car in front of you, or
> the space will be filled in by somebody else,
> putting you in an even more dangerous situation.
>
> 3. The faster you drive through a red light, the
> smaller the chance you have of getting hit.
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> 4. Never, ever come to a complete stop at a stop
> sign. No one expects it and it will result in you
> being rear-ended.
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> 5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs
> extensive bodywork. New York is a no-fault insurance
> state and the other guy doesn't have anything to
> lose.
>
> 6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as
> possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a
> nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal
> pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it's a
> chance to stretch your legs.
>
> 7. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the
> right. It's a good way to scare people entering the
> highway.
>
> 8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as
> a suggestion and are apparently not enforceable in
> New York during rush hour.
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> 9. Just because you're in the left lane and have no
> room to speed up or move over doesn't mean that a
> New York driver flashing his high beams behind you
> doesn't think he can go faster in your spot.
>
> 10. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an
> accident or even someone changing a tire.
>
> 11. Learn to swerve abruptly. New York is the home
> of the high-speed slalom driving thanks to the State
> Highway Department, which puts potholes in key
> locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on
> their toes.
>
> 12. It is traditional in New York to honk your horn
> at cars that don't move the instant the light turns
> green.
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> 13. Remember that the goal of every New York driver
> is to get there first by whatever means necessary.
>
> 14. In the New York area, 'flipping someone the
> bird' is considered a polite New York salute. This
> gesture should always be returned.
 

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OMG that is soooooooooooooo funny and true :rofl:

#1 - i hate it when people dont use their directional
#2 - that is so true - people always try to squeeze into tight spots
#7 - ohh i do this - ask anyone that drove down to cougarfest with me last year - they saw it first hand ;)
#9 - hate this one too - not too bad in upstate NY, but definitly more down towards the city - they are always high beaming ya!
#10 - this pisses me off too - your going to cause more of an accident slowing down to look at something
#11 - DAM THE MAN!
#12 - yeah i do this too
#13 - ohh yes - then those dam stop lights always slow you down - after you drove 80 down the northway to get to a point passing those only going 60 - hit the dam 2 min light - and they already caught up to you from behind
 

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haha, you've always got good stuff about new york:rofl:
 

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Originally posted by: CougarKat

> 12. It is traditional in New York to honk your horn
> at cars that don't move the instant the light turns
> green.
I was in Staten Island once and the guy behind me started to lay on his horn when the the ligth was still red, but he noticed that the other direction's light had turned yellow. Oh course, I stayed there for a good 10-15 seconds and then ran her through the gears..... :biggrin:

-Nick
 
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That is a pretty funny list

All being completly and absolutely true
 

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hahahaha, new york rules... better than CT where 1/2 the people coming the opposite direction use your lane in order to avoid the white line on the side of the road... I used to have near misses EVERY time I would go to and from school.

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