Holiday Driving in L.A.

Some driving tips for friends and family that may be visiting Los Angeles this Christmas:

  • Posted speed limits are merely recommendations. For the 1981 population.
  • Some intersections have left turn signals. Some people use them. Sometimes.
  • Any amount of space between two cars constitutes an invitation for you to squeeze in.
  • Cell phonez are, like, so vital when you absolutely have to know what your girlz are doing for the NYE.
  • Blinkers are optional, especially if you drive a Lexus.


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6 Replies to “Holiday Driving in L.A.”

  1. Funny. I thought no one used their turn signals as they wanted one thing still working on their car when they traded it.

    My favorite time of year to commute from here in the SGV to Glendale was that week between Christmas and the New Year. With so many people actually not working I could get on the freeway in Monrovia in the morning instead of taking side streets and get on after the Colorado street bridge. No kidding, every other time the 210 is so packed I took surface streets. How is that for insanity paying off.

  2. You forgot: honking your horn gives you the right to floor it through a red light, especially if you’re driving an Impala or Chrysler 300 with the driver’s seat full reclined.

  3. You forgot: honking your horn gives you the right to floor it through a red light, especially if you’re driving an Impala or Chrysler 300 with the driver’s seat fully reclined.

  4. The double yellow line separating the drive pool lane is exactly the same as the single white line separating the other lanes.

    Flashing Don’t Walk signs indicate that pedestrians only have a short time left before they can begin crossing the street.

    When making a left turn, it is perfectly okay to not move your car one inch into the intersection until just before the light turns yellow.

    Really fast small cars are always allowed to use the car pool lane, particularly on onramps.

    As always, handicapped spaces may be used if you are going to be very quick.

    You are allowed to block one lane outside of any establishment if you are waiting to pick up a friend or family, especially if they have lots of packages.

    It is not tailgating if you can see the car’s license plate in your rear view mirror.

  5. The City of Los Angeles puts up those Community Signs identifying the ethnic neighborhood you are driving in “Little Armenia” “Historic Philippine Town” as a warning to what kind of drive you will encounter on your journey.

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