10 Basic Tips to drive in Miami

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Real Estate Agent with Majestic Properties 3061802

One of the main complaints we hear from people relocating to Miami is that they can't deal with Miami drivers so Rick and I came up with the perfect solution......If you can't beat them, join them!

 

 

Miamism Car

 


Here are some basics you'll need to learn to be able to drive in Miami without loosing your mind. These should make the transition  much easier and once you start practicing, you will feel right at home.

1.   Never, under any circumstance, drive with both hands on the wheel.  (2 hands on the wheel mean "weakness" and they will spot you a mile away).

2.   Make sure you have a cell phone on one ear.  (hands-free devices are for wimps)

3.   Use the other hand to do either of the following:  women can apply make-up or pluck eyebrows and men can shave or pick their nose.

4.   Never, under any circumstance use your blinker (turn signal) - we like surprises here in Miami, just change lanes without notice and the other drivers will respond with friendly signs.

5.   If you are on the highway and cars are passing you on the left, make sure you move over to the furthest left lane to slow traffic down......this should upset plenty of drivers, just smirk and wave if you dare.

6.   Sign language not only is acceptable but it is expected, only keep in mind that some drivers do pack heat, you may find yourself chasing bullets.

7.   Don't ever turn right from the right lane, add excitement to your life - being in the wrong lane to turn is more acceptable.

8.   Yellow light means PUNCH IT!! Slow down and you WILL cause an accident!

9.   If you see a police car, don't drive patiently behind them, speed up and pass them as quickly as you can while waving with the hand holding the cell phone.

10.   If you ever get stopped by the police, don't start making excuses.  Miami police love the truth - just tell them to hurry up with the ticket, you have places to go and people to meet.

So stop complaining, be a little more assertive with your driving and soon enough you will not understand how you were able to drive anywhere else.  Driving in Miami will feel like home.

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Rainmaker
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Hi Ricardo....ahhh a MOJITO.......always a good time for one of those! (except when driving......that I do not condone)

Jan 05, 2008 11:30 AM #21
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Ines - This was so funny and a great way for me to turn in for the night.  After spending so much time on your last post humor is just what the doctor ordered.
Jan 05, 2008 01:25 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Jennifer - nice change, huh?  : )
Jan 05, 2008 01:54 PM #23
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Monika McGillicuddy
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Ines...It sounds like Boston drivers and Miami drivers have a lot in common. LOL pretty scary!
Jan 05, 2008 02:04 PM #24
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LOL Ines...

You're tongue may be stuck in your cheek but you're right on the money...

And just so you know I prefer to wave at the cop with my Saturday Night Special (.38) in my hand :)

It's always good to let the law enforcement dudes know that we are quite capable of fending for ourselves in Miami :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jan 05, 2008 10:48 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Moni - it must be the International blood running through our veins (see how politically correct I was?) : )

TLW - showing those Miami cops that you pack heat may just do the trick!! ROTFLMAO!!

Jan 06, 2008 01:03 AM #26
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Danny Smith
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OK now I imagine everyone in Miami driving cars like the one above!
Jan 10, 2008 02:22 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Danny - B'mers are common, very common, nice cars are everywhere -(Ferraris, Aston Martins, Bentleys) I just took a photo of a yellow lamborghini last week and put in in our "miamism fridays" where I asked the driver if I could take a picture and he said "take a picture of the car, not me" - (I almost asked him to step out of the car) : )
Jan 10, 2008 03:53 AM #28
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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You know why we don't use turn signals in Pueblo??????   Per use charge!
Jan 11, 2008 09:29 AM #29
Rainmaker
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That's hilarious Dena!  that bad, huh?
Jan 11, 2008 09:37 AM #30
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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Hey, that one got me on the radio one time. And it's all true!
Jan 11, 2008 09:47 AM #31
Rainmaker
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now you're going to have to tell us the story
Jan 11, 2008 09:53 AM #32
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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No real story, the local DJ was reading from the newspaper the excuses people used on the police for not using their turn signals. I came up with something original - because it's true. People in Pueblo don't use their turn signals and I think they are afraid of getting a bill! What else could it be?
Jan 11, 2008 09:58 AM #33
Rainmaker
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We're off subject a little here (and I'm going to go greet some friends now)....but are you saying people in Pueblo are cheap?

Jan 11, 2008 10:05 AM #34
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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People in Pueblo are unusual. They don't have credit, not good, not bad, just no credit. They pay cash for everything, including using turn signals!
Jan 11, 2008 10:09 AM #35
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LOL!!  Good explanation, if I ever heard one!
Jan 11, 2008 10:23 AM #36
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hi Ines, now this brings back memories!! haha... so nice of your to pass this along to the tourists!!

btw, remind them not to leave maps visible to others (i.e. on the dashboard, front seat, etc).. this just flags you as a victim, er uh, visitor! :)

ps. loved the sarcastic tone to this post! :)

it was sarcastic, right?  

pss. i don't pick my nose, i rub my head!

Jan 14, 2008 01:17 AM #37
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Nicky Picky! - the maps are thief magnets!  I shake my head every time I see a tourist driving with a visible map - they might as well drive with a huge target on their cars!

Sarcasm? what's that?

btw - it was great to finally rub your head this weekend!  we should hang out more often

Jan 14, 2008 01:51 AM #38
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I'd like to add: always go through the red light if you are the third car in line and when that emergency vehicle passes you, draft behind them, you will get much farther faster
Feb 10, 2008 01:40 AM #39
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LOL @ Janie!!  so true - I'm sure if we talk to enough people in Miami - we can add lots of great stuff to the list.
Feb 10, 2008 03:11 AM #40
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