Louisville's great, but the drivers are crap [Louisville newbie]


I really like living in Louisville. There's a ton of different things to do and everyone is really friendly. However, I do have one pretty big complaint.  Why don't people here know how to drive?! Seriously, I have lived in many different places and never in my life have I seen such a blatant display of avoiding traffic laws.

News flash to people living and driving in Louisville: there is this device in you car that you push up or down and it lets all the people driving around you know which way you are about to turn. It is very helpful so that the other drivers on the road can get out of your way and avoid hitting you or being hit by you. Also, if it is raining, meaning there is water (any amount of water) coming from the sky, you are supposed to put on your lights. This helps the other drivers on the road to see you which in turn helps them not hit you and avoid being hit by you. Basically, though sometimes inconvenient these rules are there to prevent the death of you and others.

Another helpful tip, when merging onto the interstate, get on at speed. Do not merge into oncoming traffic at 30 mph...this is not helpful and will cause an accident. Seriously though, I have never seen so many accidents in my life as I have seen on I-65...it's outrageous.

When I first moved here, someone said that the only thing they didn't like about living in Louisville was the traffic. However, I assumed that after living in a big city like Chicago that it couldn't possibly be that bad. Well, I stand corrected.  It is that bad. Whoever thought it was a good idea to merge 3 highways (65, 64, & 71) at one spot should be thrown off the island. Louisville, you already have the odds against you with stupid street planning, don't make it worse by not using your turn signal or your lights. Get it together.

Photo courtest of KY Public Transit

Maggie moved to Louisville from Buffalo, NY in Dec. 2009. She has also lived in London, Chicago, and Louisiana.  Find out more about her business Weekend Wedding Warrior, LLC and her private counseling practice.

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