RULES OF DRIVING IN DENVER


1.

A right lane construction closure is just a game to see how many people can cut in line by passing you on the right as you sit in the left lane waiting for the same jerks to squeeze their way back in before hitting construction barrels.

2.

Turn signals provide clues as to your next move in the road battle, so never use them.

3.

Under no circumstances should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you no matter how fast you are going. If you do, the space will be filled by somebody else putting you in a more dangerous situation.

4.

The faster you drive through a red light, the less your chance is of getting hit.

5.

The car with the most extensive body work automatically has the right of way. (Remember no-fault insurance. He might not have as much to lose as you.)

6.

Braking is to be done as hard and as late as possible to ensure that your antilock braking system kicks in and gives you a relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates.

7.

Construction signs are carefully positioned to tell you about road work ahead after you have just passed the last opportunity to exit, but just before the traffic begins to back up.

8.

The electronic traffic warning system signs are not there to provide useful information, but just to tell you what time it is and make Denver look progressive.

9.

Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. It's a good way to scare people entering the highway. Passing on the shoulder is encouraged; that's why they're paved.

10.

Speed limits are arbitrary figures to make Denver look as if it conforms with other state policies; these are intended only as suggestions, and are actually unenforceable.

11.

Just because you're in the left lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn't mean that a driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn't think he can go faster in your spot.

12.

Please remember that there is no such thing as a shortcut during rush-hour traffic on I-25.

13.

Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even a person changing a tire. If you're lucky you may see the unlucky breakdown victim get mugged.

14.

Learn to swerve abruptly. Denver is the home of the very high-speed slalom driving thanks to Colorado DOT (Deoartment of Trasnportation), who put potholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes. Parts of truck tires are left on new highways where potholes have not been established yet.

15.

It is considered correct in Denver to honk your horn at cars that don't move the instant the light changes. Our city is founded upon such traditions.

16.

Seeking eye contact with another driver automatically revokes your right of way.

17.

Giving the finger may invite armed retaliation. Be sure that your rifle is on the gun rack in the rear window and visible rather than lying on the seat, and in range to pick up easily.

18.

You don't have to wait for an exit to get off a freeway, just follow the ruts in the grass to the frontage road like everyone else. This is how Denver residents notify the Colorado DOT where exits should have been built.

19.

During rain you have to dramatically slow down while driving on a highway to make sure that the rain really washes off all that dust. This behaviour will also help everyone to enjoy the samy luxury that your car is getting.






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