Driving in Boston
If anyone here has driven on a motorway in the UK, you will know that for the most part, they are wide, smooth, fast. (I’m not counting the M25 or the M6 here). The drivers, again for the most part, have lane disipline, and will stay to the slow side when they are slow, and use the middle and inside lanes for over taking, before moving back.
So, when I came to Boston, it came as a bit of a suprise that no one has a clue what lane they should be in, including when they have to leave the highway. 45mph drivers will sit in the middle, 80mph drivers will fly down the outside.
This morning I was going to work on Route 93, I was comign up on a slow moving truck, with a car behind it. I was going considerably faster (it was uphill, the truck was struggling), so I was maybe doing 25 – 30 mph more, when the car behind the truck pulled in front of me. As in *right* in front of me. Without any warning or indication. I jumped on my horn and dived over a lane, my tires squeeked (NOT meant to happen at 75mph!).
And she had the cheek to swear and gesture to me.
So, moral for today:
Boston drivers suck.
Visitors to Boston, don’t drive. Get cabs.