Every city complains about its bad drivers, but the specific complaints vary (Boston, fast; L.A., armed...).* I was trying to put together a list of our particular regional foibles:
- People stop in the middle of the street for conversations. All other vehicles must wait the appropriate grace period before honking.** (The exact duration is hard to pin down, but it's roughly enough time to wrap up the immediate topic at hand and exchange parting pleasantries.) Premature honking will result in scornful glares from all parties.
- The first five seconds of a red-light are an implicit yellow. Keep on truckin'. Conversely, the first five seconds of a green-light are an implicit red. Wait for the keep-on-truckin'-ers to go by.