I like this community and really appreciate the depth and detail of BMW lore in many places on this forum. One thing puzzles me though, we have topic areas for everything BMW except the one this we ALL have in common: STREET DRIVING! There is so much to discuss, like 1) BMW has joined Dodge and Caddy and many others in making reference to the "left lane" in their latest Joy-vertizing campaign. As a result of this, it is my opinion that people now see the occupation of the left lane as some sort of status symbol, having nothing to do with efficient traffic flow and relative speed. This is because we apparently stopped teaching lane discipline years ago. Does everyone here know that unless the road is at capacity (they often are in the cities), that the left lane is for passing. Once you are past, keep right. It'd all flow so much better if everyone did that... 2) Has anyone noticed that yellow lights are getting shorter? They are supposed to be long enough to allow a safe stop from the posted speed limit before turning red. Is this a reaction to the near universal disregard for the yellow anyway... 3) You do speed up when merging right? The on ramp is the part where you speed up to blend into traffic. So many slow, down, or even stop, waiting for a hole big enough to get in front of someone who will have to slow way down because Joe-Buick was never shown how to merge the right way... 4) Great Driving Roads: Where are they in your area? 5) Stories. What is the weirdest thing you ever saw while driving? How 'bout it; a new topic area anyone?