Top Ten Things I Would Like to Tell Nashville Drivers

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10. Two words: ALTERNATE MERGE. I think this would solve most of the problems with Nashville drivers.

9. Guy who just cut me off? Waving does not make it OK.

8. If we’re both merging onto the highway on a ramp, you zooming in and going around me makes me very angry. It’s not polite.


7. Going 100 when the speed limit is 65 is endangering everyone else. Double scary points if you are zooming in and out of lanes.

6. If it’s raining, there is a solution to driving more safely: slow down! Not so difficult to understand!

5. I am way far away from a speed demon–I usually go at most 5 over the speed limit–but going 55 when the speed limit is 70 is really aggravating. And somehow this happens every. single. day. when I’m on my way home from work.

4. Please put down your stinking cell phone and pay attention to the road! (Yes, I am an old lady. And totally hypocritical, but I try not to talk on my phone and drive TOO much. And I definitely do not text … especially since it’s illegal in TN.)

3. The “edging out” technique is getting old. Someone warned me about this before I even moved to Nashville. This is just trying to make an accident happen when someone isn’t paying great attention.

2. My BIGGEST Nashville pet peeve is people getting in the left turn lane before there even IS a turn lane. They get over a mile before they even want to turn left. Then, if you were waiting patiently until the left turn lane was ACTUALLY THERE, for goodness sake, you can’t get over because of all the people zooming past. I HATE THIS. VERY VERY MUCH. JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING.

1. And hey, if you feel like you’re going to pass out, don’t just get off the highway–PULL OFF THE ROAD. Yes, there’s a story here.

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Things I Would Like to Tell Nashville Drivers

  1. Amen, amen, and amen!

    #8 drives me batty on almost a DAILY basis!

    I am so glad you weren't seriously injured in that accident. I would suggest (even though I know that was almost 2 years ago) that you buy a BRIGHT RED car!

  2. Here is a couple more that I would like to add:

    11. Not using the turn signal and turning in front of you. IF I see a turn signal I am more incline to slow down and let people over.

    12. Getting on an entrance ramp and not speeding up. I have went on the Smyrna ramp to get on I24 and have been almost plowed by on coming semis because some doofus wants to go 35 mph on the ramp…into traffic. haha

    I have lived in and around Nashville for almost 10 years now and still haven't gotten use to the way others drive. I let my husband drive into Nashville. I panic too much behind the wheel if I am on the main interstates. I can handle side roads and Briley though. =o)

  3. When they pull out in front of me and turn at the next block is my #1 pet peeve! Ugh is right!

    At least we don't have to drive in NYC though!

  4. OH MY WORD at your car!! Is that recent? Are you okay?? Good grief!!

    And at least they waved when they cut you off. My pet peeve is when you let somebody in and they don't give you the wave. Come on, people. It's the south. We wave.

  5. Can I just tell you that the drive up from Birmingham is sooooo boring until you hit the outskirts of Nashville, and then it is harrowing. Truly. I was a nervous wreck en route to Opryland.

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