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"Driving in MAMMFISS" By Road Tip by shekky

By Road, Memphis: 9 reviews and 4 photos

Rule #11-- Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as suggestions and apparently not enforceable in the metro area during rush hour.
Rule #12-- Just because you're in the left lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn't mean that a Memphis driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn't think he can go faster in your spot.
Rule #13-- Please remember that there is no such thing as a shortcut during rush hour traffic in Memphis.
Rule #14-- Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even a person changing a tire and reflect on why you're glad you're not them.
Rule #15-- Throwing liter on the roads adds variety to the landscape, keeps the existing litter from getting lonely, and gives Adopt-a-Mile highway crews something to clean up.
Rule #16-- Everybody thinks their vehicle is better than yours (especially pickup truck drivers with stickers of Calvin on a Ford, Dodge, or Chevy logo).
Rule #17-- Learn to swerve abruptly. Memphis is the home of high-speed slalom driving thanks to MLGW, which puts manholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes.
Rule #18-- It is traditional in Memphis to honk your horn at cars that don't move the instant the light changes. This is a drag race isn't it?
Rule #19-- When the light turns green, put the pedal to the metal; gas is cheap in Memphis, and this is a drag race isn't it?
Rule #20-- Seeking eye contact with another driver revokes your right of way.
Rules #21-- Never take a green light at face value. Always look right and left before proceeding. (See Rule #5)
Rule #22-- A right lane construction closure is just a game to see how many people can cut in line by passing you on the right as you sit in the left lane waiting for the same jerks to squeeze their way back in before hitting construction barrels.

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 4, 2007
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