I’ve always heard people complain about LA drivers. A typical one is that when you signal to get into the right lane, they speed up and won’t let you in. But a lot of these complaints exist because you don’t understand the psyche of the LA driver. For example, you tried to get in his lane during traffic (which is 12 hours/day), and he’s speeding up, thinking, “you can get in behind me.” By speeding up, he created space behind him for you. However, the driver behind him is thinking the same thing and speeds up. Now you end up waiting 5 cars until you get the nice driver who will let you in.
So here’s a Guide to LA Driving (or just driving in general) to help out the experienced drivers. Not for beginners. (Beginners should just drive safe)
I grew up in LA, so I learned LA driving the easy way – organically. And then when I drove for 9 years in a city that follows all the rules (San Jose), I noticed the stark contrast. And yes, LA drivers can hang with the NYC boys (without the honking), whereas San Jose kids will get eaten up by sharks (pun intended).