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islandlovin
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August 1, 2012 3:30 am  

So this is a weird question/comment/observation - how do roads not have guard rails? I feel like if these roads were in the states ppl would be driving off the road and tumbling down the cliffs? Do you think Stt drivers are just better drivers? I have had 4 different groups of friends visit and it's like the topic of conversation in the car? Also I live on the north side so maybe our roads are more narrow with cliffs???? Went over to Petersborg to show our friend the area and it's scary how easy it would be to just drive off the road and land in the ocean -anyone know if this ever happened?


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OldTart
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August 1, 2012 10:28 am  

It happens rarely. With a max speed limit of 35MPH you can't get into too much trouble of that nature.


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Marty on STT
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August 1, 2012 10:45 am  

Another good reason to drive on the left side of the road and have the driver's position on the left in the car...


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fdr
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August 1, 2012 12:10 pm  

Having a strong sense of personal responsibility for your own well-being (and that of others) is a dying concept in modern U.S. society.

We're behind the times down here -- in a good way in that regard, methinks.


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loucypher
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August 1, 2012 1:10 pm  

Do you think Stt drivers are just better drivers?

LOL. I could make a fortune replacing brake light bulbs and giving driving lessons. People across the intersection will dart across to make a right because they can't wait 5 seconds for one car to pass. Backing out into traffic and cutting off motorists. I witnessed an accident just last week because some moron backed out without looking. The girl two cars ahead slammed on her brakes and got hit from behind because she had not one functioning brake light. Technically she's to blame for not maintaining her car. I drive from the northside every day and see at least two near misses because people are to impatient to stop, yield and use their turn signals. So much for island time. Yup. Great drivers.


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Alana33
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August 1, 2012 1:59 pm  

Do you think Stt drivers are just better drivers?

LOL. I could make a fortune replacing brake light bulbs and giving driving lessons. People across the intersection will dart across to make a right because they can't wait 5 seconds for one car to pass. Backing out into traffic and cutting off motorists. I witnessed an accident just last week because some moron backed out without looking. The girl two cars ahead slammed on her brakes and got hit from behind because she had not one functioning brake light. Technically she's to blame for not maintaining her car. I drive from the northside every day and see at least two near misses because people are to impatient to stop, yield and use their turn signals. So much for island time. Yup. Great drivers.

Amen to that! We definately do not have the best drivers in the world here but am sure they may be better than those in most S. American countries. In one day, I had a Taxi -middle of road - across yellow line on my side of the large empty road, narrowly miss hitting my pick-up, only because I pulled over so far to the right that I was less then a quarter inch from the guard rail. Later, that same day, on the way back home, another idiot driver, yakking away on his cell phone blew thru the stop sign on the corner past Drakes Seat/Hull Bay/Mafolie intersection, again, halfway on my side, without even looking where he was going. Another heart pumping experience with me half way up on the side of the road. I am a good driver, thank goodness but It's dangerous out there.

Pay attention when you are driving because it's a certainty that the other guys won't be. LOL, indeed!


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noOne
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August 1, 2012 8:39 pm  

Should have seen STT in the 70s or 80s with no guard rails.


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