- We're good at navigating both expressways and sidestreets.
- We've all learned how to be agressive yet defensive.
- We undertand that you cannot, under any circumstance, come to a complete stop while trying to merge onto said expressways.
- We know that the left lane is for speeding and the right is for slow drivers.
- Slow drivers in Chicago = those doing the speed limit on the expressway.
- We know that the real speed limit is 5-10 over on the side streets and 10-15 over on the expressway.
- We know how to make a right-hand turn without feeling the need to come to a near stop.
- The ever-present road contruction has taught us about the wonders of the zipper merge.
- We know that it's okay, when making a left-hand turn, to inch your way into the intersection so you can proceed when the light turns yellow/red.
It's been about a month already, but I was rear-ended by a guy on my way to the bank. He was pulling out of a car wash and decided not to look to his right as he pulled out into traffic to see that I had slowed down to make a turn at the bank next door.
Luckily, he hadn't accelerated enough to do much damage. I was completely fine. my bumper needs to be replaced (again... this makes three times on this one car). And the next day, Babe saw a crack in my winshield. Our only explanation is that it was cracked when the frame of the car shook on impact.
So, as if I needed yet another thing on my To Do List, I have to go get a copy of the police report and an estimate on the damage to submit to his insurance.