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Worst Ski Area Drives for Impatient People

bdfreetuna

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Hmm you seem to be implying that you allowed to exceed the speed limit if you pass someone when there is a broken yellow line ? Surely you can get ticketed in any situation if you exceed the speed limit ?

That's correct, but a lot of Vermonters drive slow AF (I consider it a defining characteristic of the state) so you have plenty of legal opportunities to take advantage of this.
 

ghughes20

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The NY Thru way is a pain coming out of the NYC area, but once you get to Albany and have to pass thru Troy (Rt. 7) - man, that's a nightmare. Friday nights are brutal with local traffic, shopping centers, only two lanes, slow trucks, countless skiers heading to S. VT. Ugh.
 

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Isnt it technically the same for any legal passing area in any state though?
No, in a dashed yellow passing zone (IE, single lane and you are passing in the opposite direction lane) you are allowed some leeway to complete a pass quickly to minimize time in the opposite direction lane (in NH anyway). I think I remember that and in fact have gone by police just after completing a pass and still slowing back to the posted limit and never been stopped (NH or any other state). That said I only add 20 which is what I recall. But my driver Ed was almost 30 years ago now.

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skiur

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No, in a dashed yellow passing zone (IE, single lane and you are passing in the opposite direction lane) you are allowed to be up to 20 MPH over the limit during the pass (in NH anyway). The reason for that is that you are passing in the oncoming lane so you are allowed to be faster to minimize your time in that opposite lane.

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That is not true in VT.
 

nhskier1969

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Everyone is talking about Vermont. Have you ever been behind a logging truck going to Sugarloaf. The Loaf is 3/4 back rounds and is by far the worst drive to a ski area.
 

kingslug

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Want the all time worst drive ever possible..trans canada hwy in a snowstorm..3 hours sandwiched between 2 loggong trucks going 60 mph...that one killed me..much drinking needed to come down from that...
 

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Everyone is talking about Vermont. Have you ever been behind a logging truck going to Sugarloaf. The Loaf is 3/4 back rounds and is by far the worst drive to a ski area.

I prefer being behind the logging trucks . When they are hauling ass right at you is very intense.
 

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Friday afternoon traffic getting out of the Boston suburbs stuck in traffic. I'll take the slow roads in VT over sitting on 128 or 495 or 93 or Rt 3.

We learned a long time ago to have an early dinner at home and get on the road after 6:30 PM to avoid Rt 128 / Rte 3 traffic on Friday
 
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