Tag: nashville traffic

Things I Wish I Could Tell Other Drivers

I find myself “directing traffic” when I am driving on the roads in the Music City. Nobody is listening. If they could hear me, here are some of the things they would here me say: “Calm down. You’re so damn impatient!” The number ONE complaint I have with other...

Driving 101: Show Some Respect

I get it.  We are all in a hurry to get to places we need to be and we don’t have time to be slowed down by other traffic or issues on the highways.  We are wrapped up in our own world and oblivious to others but there comes...

Driving 101: No Need For Speed

I saw a story on Good Morning America this week where Dodge announced the release of a new car with an 850 Horsepower engine. Why is there a need for this? Robin Roberts asked this question of Michael Strahan who said that while he wouldn’t use all of the...

#1 Way To Improve Nashville Traffic

Since moving to Nashville in 2014, I have heard and read several things about the growth of Nashville and never ending complaints about the traffic.  There have been talks about the “25-year plan” and light rail as well as express buses.   Nashville already has a commuter rail called the...

Driving 101: Making Safe Decisions

Yesterday I was in the turn lane on Old Hickory Boulevard waiting to turn onto Highway 70 South when suddenly a car wedged in between me and the car ahead of me to go across to the Tigermarket on the other side of the road.  I did not see...

Driving 101: The Best Rule Of All

For the past several weeks, I have been written about various driving rules and laws that many people ignore.  I am not one that will say I am perfect in my driving habits.  I get impatient like everyone else and I will take shortcuts and get angry with other...

Driving 101: Patience

If you asked me one thing that is a problem in traffic and I would immediately say it is impatient drivers.  Impatience causes a lot of frustrations on the roadway. Yesterday was a good example as I was getting on the Interstate, another driver was tailgating me and flailing...

Driving 101: Right of Way

What is the right-of-way in driving? I’m sure many Nashville drivers don’t have a clue what that is or think their way is the right way in traffic. Seriously, there is a rule about the right-of-way. Right-of-way are rules that help people drive safely when there is no traffic sign...

Driving 101: Navigating Pedestrians

Another huge problem with driving in and around Nashville is the constant issues with drivers and pedestrians.  We have a lot of tourists and visitors here every week.  I have yelled at many people as a pedestrian myself when I have seen them walk when they aren’t supposed to. ...

Driving 101:  How to Merge Onto the Interstate

Since moving to Nashville I have been taken by surprise the number of people who think that traffic on the Interstate is supposed to stop to let them on.  These people are not just irritated but totally appalled that traffic will not stop for them to get on.  Merging...