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"Pittsburgh Left" Question
« on: October 01, 2007, 12:47:46 PM »

I've got a question for the Pittsburghers here (I think there's 3?)

Do people still do the "Pittsburgh Left" at intersections?  Is it pretty universal/assumed by everyone in an intersection that a car will do it these days?

I grew up assuming it was normal everywhere, but if I were to see someone pull one now, it would freak me out.
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 12:51:37 PM »

What's the "Pittsburgh Left"?
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 12:53:54 PM »

What's the "Pittsburgh Left"?

Aargh, sorry, I forgot to include the wikipedia link.  It's a hasty left turn in front of oncoming traffic when the light turns green.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Left
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 12:54:06 PM »

I saw it quite often in New Jersey too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 01:16:37 PM »

Don't see that around here.  People in that big of a hurry turn left after the light turns red. 
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007, 01:18:43 PM »

I do that every now and again.  Doesn't involve elaborate signaling though.  I just go while the person across from me shakes himself loose from his little nap.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 01:23:47 PM »

Never saw that one, but I did almost kill somebody in Pittsburgh by rear ending them at the bottom of an on ramp the first time I rolled out of the airport.

I mean, who the *fudge* STOPS at the bottom of an on ramp to merge except a bunch of Yinzers??
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 01:33:38 PM »

I see it here in MN occasionally. Similar situations to Uisce with the people going straight napping when the light turns green.

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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 02:11:30 PM »

Don't see that around here.  People in that big of a hurry turn left after the light turns red. 

Ditto.
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 02:55:26 PM »

Never saw that one, but I did almost kill somebody in Pittsburgh by rear ending them at the bottom of an on ramp the first time I rolled out of the airport.

I mean, who the *fudge* STOPS at the bottom of an on ramp to merge except a bunch of Yinzers??

I've heard they do it in Seattle, too.
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 03:39:56 PM »

I see it here in MN occasionally. Similar situations to Uisce with the people going straight napping when the light turns green.

I've seen it occasionally, too.  Though not as much in recent years as I did some years back. 
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2007, 03:46:42 PM »

I see it here in MN occasionally. Similar situations to Uisce with the people going straight napping when the light turns green.

I've seen it occasionally, too.  Though not as much in recent years as I did some years back. 

You don't even have "some years back" my young miss.  No No
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2007, 03:48:40 PM »

I see it here in MN occasionally. Similar situations to Uisce with the people going straight napping when the light turns green.

I've seen it occasionally, too.  Though not as much in recent years as I did some years back. 

You don't even have "some years back" my young miss.  No No

lol! Cheesy

In the last 3 years, as opposed to the years before that.
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2007, 07:59:42 PM »

Don't know about the "Pittsburgh Left", how about a "Hook Turn" for confusion?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hook_turn
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Re: "Pittsburgh Left" Question
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2007, 08:02:36 PM »

I don't care who you are.  That's funny right there.

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