On 12/10/2014 7:44 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I've been to Quebec (Quebec City and Montreal, mostly) about a dozen
times. I can't say as I've noticed unusually bad driving, although they
don't seem to take much notice of snow and bad weather. I remember one
February we were on Autoroute 20 in a driving sleet. You had to do 70
(mph) just to keep up with traffic.
We did see one rather unusual parking job on one of the narrow streets
inside the walled part of Quebec. A man was moving a small car from one
side of the street to the other; what model I'm not sure, because it was
covered in a full three feet of snow. He left the driver's side window
open and drove blind while his wife shouted directions to him. "A
gauche, Henri. NON! A GAUCHE!"
On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:51:33 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
Well, I lived in Montreal for ten years, but, that was fifty years
ago. ~ Exactly the time when Rene Levesque was in power. Quebecers
were very driven then. Anyway, Levesque was one or the reasons why my
father packed up his family and moved to Toronto. Glad he did too, as
I didn't have to learn French anymore.
The only thing left of my French vocabulary is swearing in French. :)
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:0tmj8ad3g2n6b3m0ojeega6gjc5bgq7ta6@
I live in South Florida, and we have a lot of Quebecois here
(at this time of year). And they are absolutely the worlds
Most likely it's because they're all both elderly and lost,
but they make the most random moves in traffic.
They most definately do not. We have a lot of roads with
three lanes each direction here, and the typical Quebecois
behavior is to drive slowly in the middle lane, then without
warning either turn left, turn right, or stop. All of which
tend to be disruptive to traffic around them.
Dunno if this happens in Canada, but one US phenomenon that
mystifies me is when someone sits in the left turn lane until
the arrow comes on, then puts their left turn signal on, and
makes the turn. Why? They've been in the left turn lane
for the last two minutes, everyone knows they're going to
turn left. Do they think the car won't turn if the turn
signal isn't on?
On Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:09:08 +0000, John McCoy wrote:
I'm gulty of a different infraction. If I'm sitting in a left turn only
lane, I don't use the turn signal at all. If the other drivers assume
that I'm going straight through to crash into the opposing left only
lane, they're too stupid to know what the signal means anyway.
But I always use it when turning from a lane in which I have a choice of
turning or not.
Arizona law says OK to not signal for a left (or right) if no other
vehicles in the area. If a cop is in the area, that counts as a vehicle.
I use the turn signals for any turn no matter if other vehicles are
present or not, just out of habit - kind of like buckling the seat belt.
The other one that can get you is turning left or right to the far lane
after the turn. You are supposed to turn left into the left lane and
right into the right lane and then signal to move left or right and move
when the other lane is clear.
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