I just got back from a road trip on interstates across Utah and most of Colorado. Here's what I noticed.
If it's someone hanging out in the passing lane not passing anyone (despite signage that says not to) it's a Texas license plate.
In the short amount of time that I lived in Colorado, I grew to really really dislike seeing Texas plates in front of me on the road. Guaranteed to be a terrible experience! Left lane hogging, no ability to drive mountainous roads at anything resembling a normal speed, arbitrary stopping in the weirdest places... awful. We would always roll our eyes every time we saw a Texas plate and when I moved south everyone told me I was going in the wrong direction.
I now live here in Texas and I must say, when EVERYONE is driving the same way, it's at least easier to drive. I still wonder why people sit in the left lane and why they stop in weird places, but because everyone does it I've kind of gotten used to it. Now I just use the right lane if I want to go fast, and I scoot around everyone who's going slow.
And yeah, the disregard for signs here is pretty unreal. Some places are just not signed well, but many places are over-signed and people still can't seem to pay attention to them. I have a picture of a truck passing under a highway marker with a big sign saying "NO TRUCKS LEFT LANE"... and yep, it's in the left lane. People also really have trouble understanding when their lane is going to end. Maybe yellow signs are hard to see because it's constantly so sunny here...
At any rate, I actually do like Austin drivers. They drive slowly and very cautiously for the most part, and are usually pretty courteous about letting you get in their lane. Sometimes (frequently) that leads to issues with people merging. But I guess I'd rather people be slow and cautious than rocket down the road recklessly.
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Over 50,000 miles of North American roads driven on road trips since 2014. More always in the works - stay tuned!
When I show up at a car show and my car is covered in mud, it's probably because I drove 2000 miles to get there