So I know some people come to visit Northern VA and in certain scenarios in driving, they are unsure of what the proper thing to do is. In order to help those people out, every now and then I will post some pointers.
The situation: You just pulled out of a parking lot without looking both ways and after you are in the middle of the travel lane, you realize that you have pulled out in front of someone.
The solution: This is a very easy situation to handle. The first thing you must do is make sure you stop dead. After you have completely stopped in the middle of the travel lane, watch the back tires of the car coming at you. You should shortly see smoke as the car's tires lock up. Once the screeching has ceased, you should then, and ONLY then, honk your horn twice. Since you are a northern virginian, you must shift the blame onto the innocent party and honking your horn is the best way to make yourself feel better about the situation. Immediately following the honking of your horn, you shall then proceed where you were going and to make sure the situation has been turned to your favor, make sure you flip the person driving the other car off.