You Must Have These 4 Things When Driving Dallas Freeways

Every now and then I travel to Dallas.

It actually reminds me of my native Chicago, but with better weather.

I heard Colin Vacher say that and it was there!

I haven’t traveled to Dallas since before the pandemic, so I missed it a bit.

I was invited to a Dallas Cowboys game on Monday night, so I made the trip to Arlington.

As I drove through town, I remembered four key things about Dallas that I forgot because I haven’t been in almost 2 years.

DIRECTIONS, SIGNS AND HORRID TRAFFIC!

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So here are 4 things you must have, in my opinion, before taking a ride on some of the freeways that run through Dallas.

Balance

When driving in Dallas on their freeways (especially downtown ones like I-20, I-30, I-35 East, I-35 West, Us Highway 77, Highway 67, and I-45, don’t name a few), you need a lot of balance. You need to be the taller person and not get upset about what you’re about to go through. Driving angry can make this experience worse as in some cases you will come across disgruntled drivers who do not understand what you already know is that the highways are overhead!

Patience

Because you’ve never taken this route before, there’s a good chance you’ll walk past your exit.

This will lead you then “get off at the next exit, turn around.”

Please keep in mind that the next exit is sometimes 5-8-10 minutes later depending on which direction you are heading.

Oh yes!

This is the key: the GPS has no idea where you are going!

Once he finds out how to get there, you need to make an emergency 3-4 lane change to get to the exit.

Now you gotta say it with me now “get off at the next exit and turn around”

Assurance

Although you are already required to have auto insurance, just make sure you are in good standing! Dallas was ranked number one in Texas for speeding. It’s no accident that when you listen to the radio while driving in Dallas, you hear tons of auto insurance advertisements and see tons of notice boards for personal injury attorneys.

Someone who already lives there

When all else fails.

Just find someone who lives in Dallas and ask them to drive you.

It would be safe to assume that they know where they are going.

Be careful and be careful there!

There are tons of videos online devoted to Dallas traffic but here’s one that I really like:

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