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Old 04-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Anybody else hate driving on the highway/interstate?

Does anybody else hate driving on the highway/interstate? I avoid it at all costs. I guess as I have gotten older I have a phobia about it, I dont know why... I have driven on it, but if I can get to where I am going going with the regular streets , that is how I get there. Mostly it takes me an extra 10-15 minutes longer to get to where I am going. It just gives me great anxiety thinking I may have to drive on it. People think Im crazy
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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You're not crazy. I won't drive on the highway either. I truly dislike driving that fast and I feel like I have no control over the car. Plus...well, the way other people drive around here...

No problem if I'm in the passenger seat, but I just can't do the driving myself.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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I prefer it.

Where we live, we have choice of hopping on highway & going up few exits or going through center of town. Regular roads have more you have to pay attention to with kids riding bikes, cars pulling in and out of side streets, animals ....

Highway is much easier.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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Give me an interstate over any other road anyday of the week. I know exactly how to get from home to the nearest interstate going in any direction. I'll take freeflowing traffic and 70 mph over 25-55 with stop lights every 50 feet.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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I'm with you give me a side street anyday
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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It all depends where I'm going.

If it's anywhere north of us (as in Northern Michigan, and the U.P.) I'm fine with it. Even though the speed limit is posted at 70, I set my cruise at 65 and rarely have to pull out to pass anyone. Let them all go around me, I don't care.

If I were to have to drive south of us, say to Detroit, then I would hate it. I hate driving anywhere I don't know where I'm going, whether it be on the freeway or just regular roads.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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You're not crazy. I won't drive on the highway either. I truly dislike driving that fast and I feel like I have no control over the car. Plus...well, the way other people drive around here...

No problem if I'm in the passenger seat, but I just can't do the driving myself.
Yes same for me.. I dont mind being the passenger, but driving on the highway scares me..,expecially when I can see cars entering the freeway from the ramp..it just makes me sooooooo nervous, expecially if I am in the right lane. I am one of those people who likes to be in the correct lane, like if I know I am getting off on the right side of the street I stay in the right lane..If I am getting off on the left side, then I stay in left lane...
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
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I love driving on the highway. I learned to drive on the highway, actually. It was easier for me as a learner because I learnt how to control the car better. I've always been a speed demon when it came to cars so of course I love going fast.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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I prefer it as well.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #10
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I love the highway. Around here, I think I can count the number of turns there are in a 100 mile stretch on one hand. Plus my fuel milage plummets in stop and go traffic, and I find it to be generally annoying.

I will say that the highways around downtown Chicago used to make me very nervous, but once you drive on them a few times and know where you're going, it's fine.

Even so, I'd prefer the people who don't like the interestate to take side streets then drive 45 mph on the highway! That's like a death wish around here
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:12 PM   #11
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My mom hates it and it annoys the crap out of me.

Sunset highway to get to my work= 15 minutes.
Other common ways to get to my work= 35+ minutes.

That's 20 minutes of sleep, so highway it is.

Also, I'm a true Oregonian used to Oregonian driving. Driving on the highway in many other places generally makes me nervous because they're all crazy drivers outside of Oregon, we have a name for them here too... Californians, or People from Washington, depending on their license plate. lol.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
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I prefer the highway as well. Where I grew up, it was down the block, take a right, then left at the light and onto the highway to go downtown or north to the mall. I could have taken side streets, but it would take twice as long, with many more stops, and much more hassle.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:17 PM   #13
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I hate highway driving, too.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #14
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I dislike but I will do it.

If its just me, especially here where the majority of drivers are absoultely crazy, I will take the back roads. If we go on a long trip I dont mind so much. I flipped a 76 Honda Civic on the freeway when I was 19, Ive been a little leery of it since.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #15
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Oooh, I love it! I HATE side streets!
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