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Thread: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

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    Andy Guest

    Default OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.

    No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    skin senior citizens?

    You'd think they could see it coming!

    Andy

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    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Oct 5, 2:36*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >
    > Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >
    > No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    > skin senior citizens?
    >
    > You'd think they could see it coming!
    >
    > Andy


    Live video feed for all you rubber neckers...
    http://www.11alive.com/news/article/...-Sarasota-Fla-

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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >
    > Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >
    > No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    > skin senior citizens?
    >
    > You'd think they could see it coming!
    >
    > Andy


    Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern rednecks and
    half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've driven there exactly once
    and don't look forward to the next time.

    -S-



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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern
    > rednecks and half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've
    > driven there exactly once and don't look forward to the
    > next time.




    Steve,

    I've heard of zero-visibility multi-car accidents. Florida was
    in broad daylight! I never did hear how it happened.

    I drove for a year in Florida without incident. Of course I
    never was into the Early Bird Specials.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    Andy wrote:
    >
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern
    > > rednecks and half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've
    > > driven there exactly once and don't look forward to the
    > > next time.

    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > I've heard of zero-visibility multi-car accidents. Florida was
    > in broad daylight! I never did hear how it happened.
    >


    It's due to assmonkeys driving too fast and following too close. It happens
    everywhere, not just in Florida. I hope all of them get large insurance
    premium increases due to this.

    G.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >
    >Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >
    >No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    >skin senior citizens?
    >
    >You'd think they could see it coming!


    Florida is not really part of North America. It is a third
    world, tropical island crammed onto the lower right corner
    of the U.S.

    It should really be just a territory, like Puerto Rico.

    Steve

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >>
    >> "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern
    >> > rednecks and half retired New Yorkers or so it seems.
    >> > I've driven there exactly once and don't look forward to
    >> > the next time.

    >>
    >> Steve,
    >>
    >> I've heard of zero-visibility multi-car accidents. Florida
    >> was in broad daylight! I never did hear how it happened.
    >>

    >
    > It's due to assmonkeys driving too fast and following too
    > close. It happens everywhere, not just in Florida. I hope
    > all of them get large insurance premium increases due to
    > this.
    >
    > G.




    Gary,

    I did that, driving up to Giant stadium via the New Jersey
    Turnpike. There's a long truck-free four lanes. In the fast lane
    we would approach 100mph, in NASCAR bumper to bumper. If one
    driver made an unexpected move we were all dead meat!!!

    It wasn't nearly as spirited on the drive back to Philly.

    Best,

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    "Steve Freides" wrote in message news:k4nu4t$qt7$[email protected]..

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >
    > Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >
    > No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    > skin senior citizens?
    >
    > You'd think they could see it coming!
    >
    > Andy


    Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern rednecks and
    half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've driven there exactly once
    and don't look forward to the next time.

    -S-

    ***************
    I've never been to Florida and don't plan on going. I don't trust *any*
    drivers. I drive very defensively and treat everyone as if they're
    beginners who can't handle a car. This is why I've never had an accident
    which was my fault. I've had people run into me, you betcha. I parked the
    car outside a Walgreens, went inside for two minutes to buy something, came
    out, found my car had been hit. I was extremely ticked off. I yelled, "Who
    the F*** hit my car?!" A little old lady had parked an overly large
    Cadillac right next to mine. She heard me, ran towards me saying, "It
    wasn't me!" Really? (Of course the store didn't have security cameras so
    no way to prove it was her.) What is the deal with older people and BIG
    cars?

    Then there's this. I went to the dollar store last week to pick up toilet
    paper, etc. Someone had driven their golf cart there. The speed limit on
    the road is 50 MPH. A good golf cart on its best day will go about 35
    MPH... if you have a tail wind. Driving a golf cart to the store is not a
    very bright idea. Not to mention it's illegal to drive those things on
    public highways.

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    "Gary" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    Andy wrote:
    >
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern
    > > rednecks and half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've
    > > driven there exactly once and don't look forward to the
    > > next time.

    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > I've heard of zero-visibility multi-car accidents. Florida was
    > in broad daylight! I never did hear how it happened.
    >


    It's due to assmonkeys driving too fast and following too close. It happens
    everywhere, not just in Florida. I hope all of them get large insurance
    premium increases due to this.

    G.
    ****************
    You'd be lucky to find half of them have insurance. I'm betting it's due to
    cell phone use and texting.

    Years ago when I lived in TN I witnessed an accident. Someone was yakking
    on her phone and ran right into the car stopped in front of her at the red
    light. She looked surprised! Turn off the damn phone and pay attention to
    your driving.

    Jill


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    pavane Guest

    Default Re: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .


    "Steve Pope" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4pckb$214$[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >>
    >>Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >>
    >>No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    >>skin senior citizens?
    >>
    >>You'd think they could see it coming!

    >
    > Florida is not really part of North America. It is a third
    > world, tropical island crammed onto the lower right corner
    > of the U.S.
    >
    > It should really be just a territory, like Puerto Rico.


    .... and lose our right and ability to elect the absolute
    worst governor in the contiguous US states? Never.

    pavane



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    T Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern
    > > rednecks and half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've
    > > driven there exactly once and don't look forward to the
    > > next time.

    >
    >
    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > I've heard of zero-visibility multi-car accidents. Florida was
    > in broad daylight! I never did hear how it happened.
    >
    > I drove for a year in Florida without incident. Of course I
    > never was into the Early Bird Specials.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    All time best, most gruesome accident I ever saw was on SR-40 heading
    toward Ormond Beach.

    An RV, motorcyle and pickup truck were involved. The front of the RV was
    sheared completely off the rest of the structure. The cab of the pickup
    was crushed. And the guy riding the motorcycle - his head was in one
    lane and his body in another.



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    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    pavane wrote:

    > > It should really be just a territory, like Puerto Rico.

    >
    > ... and lose our right and ability to elect the absolute
    > worst governor in the contiguous US states? Never.


    Who's the worst gov -- Bush or Crist? Or somebody else?




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    John John Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 10:16:56 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Steve Freides" wrote in message news:k4nu4t$qt7$[email protected]..
    >
    >Andy wrote:
    >> OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >>
    >> Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >>
    >> No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    >> skin senior citizens?
    >>
    >> You'd think they could see it coming!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern rednecks and
    >half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've driven there exactly once
    >and don't look forward to the next time.
    >
    >-S-
    >
    >***************
    >I've never been to Florida and don't plan on going. I don't trust *any*
    >drivers. I drive very defensively and treat everyone as if they're
    >beginners who can't handle a car. This is why I've never had an accident
    >which was my fault. I've had people run into me, you betcha. I parked the
    >car outside a Walgreens, went inside for two minutes to buy something, came
    >out, found my car had been hit. I was extremely ticked off. I yelled, "Who
    >the F*** hit my car?!" A little old lady had parked an overly large
    >Cadillac right next to mine. She heard me, ran towards me saying, "It
    >wasn't me!" Really? (Of course the store didn't have security cameras so
    >no way to prove it was her.) What is the deal with older people and BIG
    >cars?


    I guess you mean "older people".

    --
    John

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    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    >> OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .
    >>
    >> Just reported on the evening news, a 50 car accident.
    >>
    >> No mention what caused it. College party animals? Tanned leather
    >> skin senior citizens?
    >>
    >> You'd think they could see it coming!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Driving in Florida is frightening. Have young Southern rednecks and
    > half retired New Yorkers or so it seems. I've driven there exactly once
    > and don't look forward to the next time.
    >
    > -S-


    Scariest place I've driven is DC, Maryland area. Beltway like a race track.
    Others, Houston, Los Angeles.

    Greg

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    pavane Guest

    Default Re: OT: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .


    "toadysid" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:rm0cs.895$[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 14:05:44 -0400, George M. Middius wrote:
    >
    >> pavane wrote:
    >>
    >>> > It should really be just a territory, like Puerto Rico.
    >>>
    >>> ... and lose our right and ability to elect the absolute worst governor
    >>> in the contiguous US states? Never.

    >>
    >> Who's the worst gov -- Bush or Crist? Or somebody else?

    >
    > Govenor Klink... aka Rick Scott. epitome of lying politician.


    Bingo.

    pavane



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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 10:16:56 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:



    >Then there's this. I went to the dollar store last week to pick up toilet
    >paper, etc. Someone had driven their golf cart there. The speed limit on
    >the road is 50 MPH. A good golf cart on its best day will go about 35
    >MPH... if you have a tail wind. Driving a golf cart to the store is not a
    >very bright idea. Not to mention it's illegal to drive those things on
    >public highways.
    >
    >Jill


    They are allowed in some communities though. Could be the streets are
    not considered public roads though. I know someone that has a home in
    Florida and there are always a bunch of carts at the store.

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 01:09:42 +0000 (UTC), gregz <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >
    >Scariest place I've driven is DC, Maryland area. Beltway like a race track.
    >Others, Houston, Los Angeles.
    >
    >Greg



    Never been to Italy, I see.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 23:54:06 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > They are allowed in some communities though. Could be the streets are
    > not considered public roads though. I know someone that has a home in
    > Florida and there are always a bunch of carts at the store


    As the population ages, maybe the City Fathers will be telling bikers
    to share their lanes with golf carts.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 23:57:32 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 01:09:42 +0000 (UTC), gregz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    > >
    > >Scariest place I've driven is DC, Maryland area. Beltway like a race track.
    > >Others, Houston, Los Angeles.
    > >
    > >Greg

    >
    >
    > Never been to Italy, I see.


    LOL! Rome is scary even when you cross the street on foot. Crossing
    with a large crowd is highly recommended and stick together!

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Commuting in Sarasota, Florida .

    Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They are allowed in some communities though. Could be the
    > streets are not considered public roads though. I know
    > someone that has a home in Florida and there are always a
    > bunch of carts at the store.




    Ed

    I also saw this mode of transportation when visiting my aunt
    and uncle in Sun City, Arizona. A planned retirement
    community.

    Homeowners used them to get to community centers, pools,
    tennis courts, etc. It also served to keep the golf cart and
    drivers cooler even with a hot breeze by not overheating like
    a car sitting in the desert sun.

    I forget if there were dedicated cart paths between the
    housing.

    They also had a car for the main roads out of Sun City. They
    had metallic window blinds on tracks for every window to
    reflect the sun.

    I don't remember if Sun City had it's own shopping centers.

    Sun City was design in an arrangement of concentric city
    blocks. I don't know if the design was a success or a flop..If
    you Google-Earth Sun City, Arizona it'll be plainly obvious.

    Best,

    Andy



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