Most Dangerous Highway

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  1. Sheldon Scott

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    Haha..I just posted about that in the Good Morning thread.

    I'll be on it Friday going to my daughter's :(
     
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    It's dangerous in my opinion because it's filled with semi trucks, usually fogged in and everybody is driving at least 80 mph.

    Even at that speed you have people on your tail in the fast lane....if you want to go slower you have to be in the slow or truck lane and they're all going 10 miles below the speed limit and you're sandwiched in between two large trucks.
     
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    Wishes for a carefree drive Chrissy :)
     
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    Poor Chrissy - bet most people feel as you do
     
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    Seems that ALL of our freeways and highways here are deadly. So many accidents from speeders, no turn signals and on and on. Heck, there is even a bridge here, with only a brick wall that is only as high as the bottom of our vehicle windows, where a number of cars have flipped over the wall into the river (St John's River) below. The bridge is called Buckman Bridge, which crosses the widest part of the river.

    Seems like today, people are driving 15 to 20 mph over the speed limit and don't care if law enforcement is around or not. The city of Jacksonville has increasingly young drivers and very fast-paced.
     
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    To put things into perspective, people driving below the speed limit are dangerous too because they are often the reason why other drivers are weaving in and out of traffic. For example, there is a stretch of road between Millinocket and East Millinocket where the speed limit is 55 mph but it is all too common to be behind someone who is driving 40 mph, or even slower. There is only one lane each way, and there are a lot of hills and turns, so passing is dangerous. Even in the places where the center line indicates that it's legal to pass, there isn't much of an opening before the next hill or turn. The only reason that road is dangerous is because people are trying to pass where it isn't safe to pass.

    Another cause of dangerous situations are those who believe that as long as they are driving the speed limit, they should be able to stay in the fast lane. Although the laws may differ from state to state, generally the fast lane (unless it's designated an express lane) is for passing. So, if the speed limit is 65 mph and your driving 65 mph in the fast lane, but people wanting to drive 70 mph are having to pass you on the right, you are the obstruction.

    When I drive, I generally drive about 2 mph above the posted speed limit, which is generally close enough to avoid a ticket, but as soon as I have passed those who are going slower than me in the right lane, I will merge back with the right lane traffic. Where there are multiple lanes, one of the middle ones usually works best for me.
     
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    Boy, so true about slow drivers and those driving the speed limit in the fast lane. I remember, back in 2000, my MIL took wife and I somewhere. She was in the fast lane going slow enough that traffic behind her was backing up and people honking their horn. It actually scared the heck out of wife and I. We finally was able to get her out of the fast lane and some drivers even flipped her the finger as they passed her. We never/ever rode with her again!!
     
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    I challenge anyone outside of California to pronounce "Pacheco" properly.

    When I first noted the thread title, Hwy 99 came to mind. I've never driven the lower portion Chrissy does but the upper portion is bad enough and I think the lower might be worse.

    Mostly 2 lane, trucks but worse are just the drivers. I had a woman passing a truck once and she was in my lane coming right at me. She had no room or business passing that truck. Luckily there was plenty of flat shoulder to my right or we would have hit head on. People pass in the fog also and there are many deaths, caused by stupid people on this highway.

    Yup that's typical and pretty California roads @Chrissy Cross
     
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