Driving In Nashville, TN
Nashville Traffic Rules
Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Nashville has its own version of traffic rules…Hold on and pray.
There is no such thing as a dangerous high-speed chase in Nashville. All Nashvillians drive like that.
All directions start with, “Get on Old Hickory Blvd”…which has no beginning and no end.
The Chamber of Commerce calls getting through traffic a “scenic drive.”
The morning rush hour is from 5:00 to 10:00.
The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00.
Friday’s rush hour starts Thursday morning.
If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear-ended, cussed out, and possibly shot. When you are the first one on the starting line, count to five when the light turns green before going to avoid getting into the way of any cross-traffic.
[DUH~MUN`~BREE~UN] Demonbreun can be pronounced only by a native.
Construction on I-40/440/65/24 is a way of life and a permanent form of entertainment.
All unexplained sights are explained by the phrase, “Oh, we must be in Bordeaux!”
If someone actually has his turn signal on, it is probably a factory defect.
The minimum acceptable speed on I-65 north between the KY State line and Trinity Lane is 115. Anything less is considered downright sissy.
The wrought iron on windows in south Nashville isn’t ornamental.
Never stare at the driver of the car with the bumper sticker that says, “Keep honking. I’m reloading.” In fact, don’t honk at anyone.
If you are in the left lane, and only going 75 in a 55 mph zone, people are NOT waving at you when they go by.
I-40 east is our daily version of NASCAR, with a perpetual caution flag.
If it’s 100 degrees, Thanksgiving must be next weekend.