A+ Level Driving Techniques in Los Angeles

Making a U-turn directly into a street parking space.

Making a U-turn to get out of a street parking space.

Waiting for the second onramp to the 110 from the 101.

Using the “secret” third lane to skip the line of cars where Santa Monica crosses Wilshire.

Timing your arrival someplace at exactly 7pm, when the right lane changes from “NO STOPPING” to parking allowed. E.g., Umami on La Brea.

Parking in a yellow zone or green zone after 6pm or on Sundays.

Taking a speed bump at an angle, one tire at a time, so you don’t have to dip below 35 mph.

Alternate: taking a speed bump with the right two tires in the gutter, so you don’t have to dip below 35 mph.

Successfully getting on the Arroyo Seco at any of those suicidal stop sign onramps.

Calling it “The Arroyo Seco.”

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  1. shooby reblogged this from tumblangeles
  2. skrillat reblogged this from spiegelman and added:
    Lol- guilty of all these…
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  4. nardo86 reblogged this from tumblangeles and added:
    psh, first try or die!
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  6. thetalentedmrjadley reblogged this from spiegelman and added:
    Everything but Santa Monica & Wilshire, because I just avoid that shit entirely, and the last three because no. Just no.
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  8. catmansmuckers reblogged this from atencio and added:
    This is perfect, and 100% correct. Adding my own: Getting from Hollywood to Studio City via La Brea > Outpost >...
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