rinkrat19 wrote:Interestingly, driving up here wasn't so awful until all the Californians moved here. They're overwhelmingly the ones who can't drive in rain, can't figure out how to merge, and not realizing that the left lane is only for passing.
If you see someone actually obeying (or under) the 55mph limit, chances are they did NOT learn how to drive here. We think of the speed limit as a friendly suggestion, since it's so low.
I've lived in Oregon my entire life, apart from a brief stint in Alaska, and I can assure you that it's actually the newly minted oregonians (ie, Californians) who can't drive in the rain and become terrified the moment the temp drops below freezing and/or something resembling rain or snow hits the windshield. The influx of Californians in 2004-2008 was HUGE and a very large % of them were new retirees.
Native Oregonians are the ones heaving a deep sigh as they weave around all the people who abandoned their vehicles because it snowed an inch.