Note: This is a possibly offensive rant. I went to New York last week to visit realatives, and now that I'm a little older than I used to be when we visited before, I noticed something. It seems like everyone there is a horendously aggressive driver. If you slow down for a second, everyone will start honking. Also, everyone drives in the breakdown lanes! (btw, on hte way home, all through maryland, I'd occasionally see this practice, and almost all who did it had a NY plate) The people you'd think would be peaceful are rude and aggressive. I took a right hand turn, (which apparently isn't allowed ) and some dumb middle-aged lady runs up to the car and starts cursing me out. I was tempted to stop the car, and roll down the window to flick her off. It's contagious I tell you. I became just like them. The anger spreads. I wanted to just say "**** you" to everyone. There is no room for mistakes. You have to be aggressive or you won't make it. It's truly a darwinistic thing. I dunno, everyone seems nice out of the car. But when it comes to driving, even the old ladies are jerks. Also, apparently "last exit off of highway" means "shortcut/way to mess up the traffic even more". You have to be tough to live there and own a vehicle I guess. I personally could never do it. It's relentless. Noone give you a break. I suppose the virginia liscense plate means "fresh meat". Oh well. It's ruthless.