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A friend of mine emailed this to me...
If ya live in FL you can probably relate...
hope it's not a repost:

New Regulations in the FLORIDA Department of Motor Vehicle's 2008 Handbook:

1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A confident Floridian
driver avoids using them.

2. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance between
you and the car in front of you, because the space will be filled in by
someone else, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

3. The faster you drive through a red light, the less chance you have
of getting hit.

4. WARNING! Never come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one
expects it and it will result in your being rear-ended

5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork,
especially with CANADA, NY or MICHIGAN plates. With no insurance, the
other operator probably has nothing to lose.

6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to ensure that
your ABS kicks in, giving a vigorous foot massage as the brake pedal
violently pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it's a chance to
strengthen your leg muscles.

7. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. It's a good
way to prepare other drivers entering the highway.

8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures; given only as a suggestion and
are not enforceable in Florida during rush hour.

9. Just because you're in the left lane and have no room to speed up or
move over doesn't mean that a Florida driver flashing his high beams
behind you can go faster in your spot.

10. Always brake and rubberneck when you see an accident or even
someone changing a tire. This is seen as a sign of respect for the victim.

11. Learn to swerve abruptly without signaling. Florida is the home of
high-speed slalom-driving thanks to the Department of Public Works,
which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep
them alert.

12. It is the tradition in Florida to honk your horn at cars in front
of you that do not move three milliseconds after the light turns green.

13. To avoid injury in the event of a collision or rollover, it is
important for you to exit your vehicle through the windshield right
away. Wearing your seat-belt will only impede your hi-velocity escape from

14. Remember that the goal of every Florida driver is to get ahead of
the pack by whatever means necessary.

15. In Florida, 'flipping the bird' is considered a polite salute. This
gesture should always be returned

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lol, this is almost true everywhere these days.
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