Austin isn't that bad. Yea traffic sucks and yea it's fast growing but that's the cost of living in a city let alone the capital. My only problem with the city is people not knowing basic driving rules. Like just today, everything is going fine, went to the bank and then went to pick up the lady from work. On the way home I almost rear ended this car. The light turns green, as they do, and we start moving forward. Then, out of nowhere they stop in the middle of the intersection and turn their blinker on. Now, we are NOT in a turn lane, the left turn lane is to our left and has cars waiting patiently, yielding, for their turn. This car just stops. I have 10 plus cars behind me. So, I press my horn, hoping they will continue straight and turn up ahead, the shopping area has multiple roadside entrances. After I press it a couple times, not laying in it, I'm being very polite with my passive aggressive horn use, they exit their vehicle in the middle of the intersection to complain to me. We have been sitting here a good minute now and the lights about to go red with 3 cars in the intersection. They ask me what I want from them and that they just have to turn here, and I replied with a question: why aren't you in the turn lane then? They just got in their car and made the turn, honestly I think they made cars in the left lanes stop for their entitlement. Multiple accidents could have happened either with me rear ending them, or them crossing traffic not in a turn lane and not waiting. This is just one example of the entitlement Austin city drivers have. I have one thing to say to you guys, please, if you miss your turn, keep going. No one's safety is worth you missing a turn, and in 30 seconds you can either turn up the road or make a U-turn if allowed at that designated stop. Driving is a privilege and not a right.
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