Driving in Seattle: why all the fuss?

Funny article about Seattle driving “etiquette.” Lots of funny gripes about clueless drivers, including:

  • When it is raining, look over to the side of the road. If you are traveling faster than pedestrians, slow down.

  • If you see a giant ball of flame, that is the sun. It will not hurt you, but slow down, just to be sure.

Of course, as a recent Boston driver, I have to ask: why the fuss? After all, Seattle has broad, well marked, well maintained streets and drivers that can actually see, that yield right of way, that don’t treat running down pedestrians as a competitive sport, and who don’t knock bumpers with another car as a way to say “hi” …
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