One of my pet peeves is people who ride my tail when I’m driving at the posted speed limit. The worst place is along 6th Street, primarily from Central Avenue southward. The speed limit along this section of 6th Street SW is 30 miles per hour. Let me repeat: THIRTY MILES PER HOUR. I may not agree with the posted speed limit, but I obey it because (a) it’s the law, (b) it runs right by a Boys & Girls Club, and (c) I really don’t want to pay a fine for speeding. In fact, the 30mph limit extends north of Central all the way to the NW Bypass, too, but people seem to do a little better about observing the limit on that stretch. But south of Central Avenue, hoo boy…people whip around me like they’re in a race. So to make it really clear to any Speed Racers who are riding my tail, let’s make it really simple to understand:
When driving south on 6th Street SW, the speed limit doesn’t change to 40mph until AFTER you go under the railroad bridge.
When driving north on 6th Street SW, the speed limit changes from 40 to 30mph BEFORE you go under the railroad bridge.
Here, I’ll even draw you a picture:
So…what is YOUR biggest traffic hassle or pet peeve? Any particular streets or intersections that just make you crazy?