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    Default What is traffic like on the highways/roads/freeways where you live?

    I live/commute in the Los Angeles area of California, rated the worst area for traffic in the United States (also on top 5 San Francisco, CA Houston, TX Atlanta, GA). I live 25 miles from work, mapquest.com says my drive should only take 21 minutes yet I have to leave an hour and 15 minutes before I start work to get there on time!! Stop and go traffic all the way there and same thing all the way home!! Oh and I drive a stick shift so that makes it even worse!!! For all my life I lived within a couple miles of where I worked until May 2009 when we bought our home and I got this awful commute. It's brought an element of stress and frustration to my life that I NEVER anticipated, it's terrible. I know we have members on here from all over the USA and the world so I was curious to know what kind of traffic you deal with everyday.

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    That drive is awful and I dont envy you at all. It is bad enough to have to work a long day but then to have to deal with traffic is the worst. I stay at home as you know so thankfully I do not deal with this headache!

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    Milwaukee is small enough that what little rush hour there is, it's over fairly quickly. I retired within the last year but never did have much of a commute, thankfully. Tessa, how about making use of your travel time? You could get Audio Books and have someone read you a book during your commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Tessa, how about making use of your travel time? You could get Audio Books and have someone read you a book during your commute.
    Thats a good idea! I have never thought of that before! Thanks

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    I live in Florida, a retirement town 10 min. from the Beach, our traffic is always a little congested, but this month WOW, all the "Snow-Birds" are arriving, my 6 min. drive to work is now 16, (I know I should not be complaining), My husbands 40 min. drive is now over an hour. But along with that drive is DEFENSIVE driving because every one here is older and I see wrecks every single day!! When the light turns green, us that live here all year know to sit still for about 30 seconds more. But on the other hand me being a bartender see's my money increasing about $75.00 more a day right now until May

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    Well for me I work and stay at home lol.. But We live at the top of the Cajon pass and every Friday the North bound 15 fwy to Vegas is horrible. and then Sunday the southbound lol.. We have a mall about 20 miles from us and it a pain in the rear to get to it and now around the holidays its more so impossible..

    My hubby drives all over for work. He could have to go to the La area or OC or San Diego, so his drive is sometimes 3 to 5 hours one way.. I hate to even think about it...

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    It is the same here as it is for @KMARINO because the summer traffic is not as bad but in the winter we also have 10x more people once the snowbirds arrive. And there will be many more after Christmas.

    Luckily Tucson added an extra lane on the freeway which helped if you are going all the way through Tucson by a ton.

    @TessaAndSamson We worked in LA for many months- and yes the traffic there is scary and unpredictable! Everyone also drives like they are late!!!

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    It is the same here as it is for @KMARINO because the summer traffic is not as bad but in the winter we also have 10x more people once the snowbirds arrive. And there will be many more after Christmas.

    Luckily Tucson added an extra lane on the freeway which helped if you are going all the way through Tucson by a ton.

    @TessaAndSamson We worked in LA for many months- and yes the traffic there is scary and unpredictable! Everyone also drives like they are late!!!

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    With the weather now, it takes forever to get anywehre. Last night there was 5 accidents between mile marker 25 and mile marker 35. The snow and ice is very dangerous.
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    I drive all day for work, I am a community nurse and go home to home and lately we have had so much construction in Windsor its crazy!
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    Wow..yeah could not imagine that. I drive about 25 in the am and that includes taking my 5 year old to school and then 15 on the way home (unless there is dance - which is only about 10 minutes from home and work). So what do you do while driving (or sitting)? Do you listen to music or books on tape or call/talk to family?

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    I'm sooo glad I have no commute anymore. Half of Minn. moves to the Phoenix area this time every year. We live 1/2 an hr. from the nearest free-way, and the surface roads are backed up during "rush Hour" times, just getting in and out of SanTan Valley and Queen Creek. They really need a freeway that comes past here, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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