"US 41: the most confusing road known to mankind" Top 5 Page for this destination Sarasota Transportation Tip by sarahjayn

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  If it were only that simple, still . . .
by sarahjayn

I used to work as a rental car agent in Sarasota and I cannot tell you how many car accidents are caused by the sheer insanity of US 41.
First of all, this is a road with, like, eight different names: US 41, Tamiami Trail, Gulfstream Blvd, etc. It's crazy. Randomly, (or seemingly so to tourists) the signs change from one to the next, but end up again as either Tamiami Trail or US 41 (the two main names).
Also, a lot of people are thrown by the fact that this perfectly straight road suddenly curves and merges with 301, the other major road in Sarasota.
My advice is take your time in planning where you are going and look at the map carefully. The congested, old-folk-filled highway is not the place to browse the map.

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 24, 2005
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