Five ways to get your laugh on this weekend in Boston

Apr 25, 2014 Read more: Examiner.com

The weekend is upon us, and springtime in Boston is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some of the best comedic entertainment around.

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reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#1 Apr 26, 2014
one good way to get laughs is to watch the dumb a$$ boston drivers follow other cars too close, drive to aggressively cause crashes blow horns and drive like fools.

fun to watch them cut each other off., run bikers off the road, cut off 18 wheelers buses etc.

great sport to watch those multi car crashes cause all the morons driving follow too close then can't stop in time.
Material

Beverly, MA

#2 Apr 27, 2014
The article is about various comedians appearing in the Boston vicinity. Maybe you could share some of your traffic experiences with these fellas. Not a fan of the traffic in this area either. Try to use public transportation when possible. Part of the problem is that the population here outgrew the roads pretty fast. The merging lanes are quite dangerous in some spots. Even the most careful drivers are at risk for collision when traffic is at its peak. And in some of these places, there really isn't room to fix the problem. A conundrum that comes with progress.
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#3 Apr 28, 2014
Material wrote:
The article is about various comedians appearing in the Boston vicinity. Maybe you could share some of your traffic experiences with these fellas. Not a fan of the traffic in this area either. Try to use public transportation when possible. Part of the problem is that the population here outgrew the roads pretty fast. The merging lanes are quite dangerous in some spots. Even the most careful drivers are at risk for collision when traffic is at its peak. And in some of these places, there really isn't room to fix the problem. A conundrum that comes with progress.
actually there is a very easy fix for the traffic problems in boston.

you are correct the roads here were designed in the 50s the designers never anticipated the volume of traffic on the roads today. entrance ramps and exit ramps too close together which causes cross traffic delays.

However the solution to the congestion is the drivers and driver attitudes.

I can't control how the morons in boston drive, I can control how I drive and how I react to the morons.

first off leave early. the extra time in you schedule allows you to relax not worry about getting there on time if there is a problem on the road ways.

second leave more space between cars. one car length for every 10mph on the expressway or in town. the extra space allows you to have time to react to action ahead of you.
there is no valid reason for a rear end crash.

third look ahead. get the big picture look ahead 20 or so cars, when you see break lights going on ahead take your foot off the gas coast if you have left enough space between you and the car ahead of you there will be no need for braking , just coast. relax

if a moron boston driver pulls into the lane ahead of you its ok, just back off the gas get your spacing back to one car for every 10 mph.

fourth lose the horn the horn does nothing.

fifth there is a zone around your car it extends to the rear the sides and front be aware of whats going on in the zone if some boston moron driver is right on your tail tap the brake lights, if that doesn't work to get him to back off then slow down they will want to pass you. if that doesn't work change lanes get out of the morons way.

sixth always leave your self a way out of what ever traffic mess you are in.

seventh drive in the left lane only to pass a car, moron boston drivers get in the left lane and cruise at 55 which causes traffic problems.

in rain or snow allow more space as stopping distances increase with wet pavement.

I would rather drive to boston at steady 25 mph than do all that stop and go nonsense that goes on in boston rush hour traffic.

tell me how many miles you get out of a set of brakes and I will tell you how you drive.

city or highway you should get 70 k miles out of a set of breaks if you leave the space between cars and keep an eye on what's happening ahead of you.

If you don't get that kind of mileage out of your brake your on the brakes too much.

there is no valid reason for cars to be going over 70 mph on the highways.
yet it happens every day on boston roads.

driving should be a fun experience tune in relaxing music no talk radio or R&R.

driving is what you the driver make it .
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Beverly, MA

#4 Apr 28, 2014
Yep, all good advice, wish more folks took it. Too many folks who would normally be nice in any other situation turn into spoiled brats behind the wheel. I think Walt Disney did a funny cartoon about it a long time ago. Sometimes it feels like the streets and highways are full of folks who are experiencing low blood sugar coupled with baggage from an argument at home and an over scheduled life. If driverless cars are ever possible, I wonder if folks will be able to really sit back and chill out while being chauffeured about? Or will they have to find another way to vent their stress?

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