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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I am still living in the area, although I spent 3 years in Germany (Stuttgart). Fighting the age long battle against the bulge. Some days I am winning, some days the bulge is winning. I hang out with my dogs (three toy fox terrierists) and husband.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Speed Limits

I love my drive to work. I drive on I-94 through the cities of Dearborn and Detroit to get to my lovely place of employment (which shall remain nameless).

I am just beginning to learn how to drive this stretch of highway even though I have worked here for 14 years.

I-94 equals the speed limit once you are in the city of Detroit. If you go the posted speed limit of 55mph, you will be overtaken by people driving 20 year old cars (and don't care) or jokers in their Yugos who believe that they pedal fast enough to drive in the left lane. Without turn signals.

Amazingly, when you leave Detroit and the speed limits increase to a posted 70mph, people actually slow down as this is where the police hide in plain site. In the 70mph area, people drive about 68mph.

Go figure.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Turn Signals

When did turn signals on automobiles become an option? Do you have to pay more to get them?

Did I miss that part of driver's ed that mentions that you only need to use them when no one else is alone?

And why, if the speed limit is 70mph and drivers are driving 70mph - why do they put on the brakes when they see a cop on the side of the road.

Hello, people - you aren't braking the law, why are you slowing down?

Oh, yeah, I remember. It's not against the law to be stupid.