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News Flash: Angelenos Can't Drive in Rain, Share Angst on Twitter
Los Angeles is heralded as the sprawling, highway-infused metropolis impervious to bad weather. Known for its growing but still lackluster public transportation system, L.A. has had a celebrated car culture since the 1940s and continues to this day to be a city on wheels. But despite nearly a lifetime since the boom of automobile in L.A., Angelenos still have no idea how to drive in the rain.
So leave it to disgruntled Angelenos on Twitter to express how truly helpless the rain makes them feel:
Driving in LA in the rain is remarkably like driving on the East Coast when there's black ice and sleet. Nobody knows how.— Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) November 29, 2012
Watching LA traffic in the rain is like watching children ice skate for the first time.— @JoeWilsonTV (@joewilsontv) November 29, 2012
Rain in LA isn't code for drive like a fool!!!! Ahhhh— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) November 29, 2012
What I guess 4 days of rain in LA will bring: 1) 25,000 traffic related deaths 2) 50,000 rain suicides 3) 300 short films about rain in LA.— Nathan Cole (@Clumsy_Monster) November 29, 2012
Rain. LA goes crazy & can't drive RT @sharper42 Anyone know what happen on ave of the stars & Santa Monica blvd in LA? Big traffic delay— Andrew Howard (@AHow17) November 29, 2012
Uh oh. My secret traffic workaround is a mess. #raininLA— Duane Mieliwocki (@DuaneMieliwocki) November 29, 2012
Does not want to drive to treatment in LA rain. Perhaps many of you don't understand just how ignorant LA drivers are when it rains— Erin Kotecki Vest (@QueenofSpain) November 29, 2012
Sat in traffic for an hour. Got 1 mile. Canceled meeting. Yay LA rain!!— Sarah Penna (@sarah_penna) November 29, 2012
Oh yeah! I totally forgot a slight rain in LA adds two hours of traffic for no reason! Sweet!— Halli Borgfjord (@HalliB) November 29, 2012
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