Car Sick in Conneticut


Maddie Gill , Managing Editor

As a Massachusetts native, I am most familiar with the rules of the road in my area during my relatively short driving experience. Considering I haven’t ventured out in my car much in other states, it came as both a shock and annoyance that, for the most part, Connecticut had some major differences that I wasn’t used to.

For starters, I am not a fan of the frequent stop signs. It seems like every few feet an unexpected stop sign pops up in the most random places. From my experience, slamming on the brakes at the drop of a hat is no fun – especially for any passengers that are jerked around.

I have been on long stretches of road with a speed limit of almost 55 m.p.h. and all of a sudden – stop sign. On the highway, there are even exits on the left side. Without fully paying attention to the GPS, it’s easy to miss it. I have found myself many times panicking, having to change multiple lanes just to make it over in time.

Despite my frustration, there’s nothing to be done but to get more adjusted to the area. Although I don’t plan on living in Connecticut for much longer, learning to drive around here might not be the worst thing.