Politeness has gone with the SUV. Watch out when you cross any intersection whether you are walking or driving. Redlight running is epidemic; stop signs are for slowing down (maybe). Traffic is bad at lunch time. People who live and work here drive to lunch!!
Keep the eyes in the back of your head open as you drive. I mean no disrespect but Southern Californian drivers are by far the most discourteous, at times insanely dangerous drivers I have ever encountered in my life. Do not expect them to know what a turn signal is, let alone use it, before they cut you off at 80 mph. Don't be surprised if the guy who practically pushes you into the other lane as he bullies his way into yours (did I mention they also never heard of shoulder checking?) then suddenly slams on his brakes, practicall causing a deadly pile-up.
We passed a dead body on the road one day. Later on the internet we read it was a woman thrown from her vehicle as it rolled over and over. I wasn't there to observe the accident, only the aftermath, but I am certain it was some other driver who caused her to roll. In her last moments she was probably trying her very best to avoid colliding with someone. Please drive extremely defensively in Southern California.
Hmmm... chains were not so high :-)
Do you like such old trucks? Hmmm... could I drive this truck to my work? Hehehe.
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