Average driver in your town/city, in inclement weather...?

  • SurfInVa

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    Dec 17, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    After a brief five year absence from Virginia, living abroad under the alias name of Gertrude Snellenhopper (obviously the male pronounciation of that name), I return to Richmond, VA only to find that Richmond drivers, in inclement weather...OMG icon_eek.gif it snowed 3 inches, are still TRULY the worst drivers in the entire WORLD, possibly the infinite universe as well.
  • UVaRob9

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    Dec 17, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    I live in Arlington, VA and I have to tell you the following: drive about 2 hours north and you'll see a melting pot of vehicular incompetence stemming from an unnaturally culturally diverse geographic area who have only heard of winter weather...and Maryland drivers.
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    Dec 17, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    No way. California, particularly LA, wins. A single drop of rain comes down, and everyone panics. Then they suddenly slow down to 30MPH.. on the freeway. I really wish I was exaggerating.
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    Dec 17, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    SurfInVa saidAfter a brief five year absence from Virginia, living abroad under the alias name of Gertrude Snellenhopper (obviously the male pronounciation of that name), I return to Richmond, VA only to find that Richmond drivers, in inclement weather...OMG icon_eek.gif it snowed 3 inches, are still TRULY the worst drivers in the entire WORLD, possibly the infinite universe as well.


    Sounds like my drive here in Baltimore, who knows we aren't that far maybe we came across the same drivers lol
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    Dec 17, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    In Minnesota, you can tell who's a transplant and who's a native. I come from a town where I swear that half the people are from Texas (of all places). So there's an SUV driving 20 in one lane on perfectly plowed roads and here I am in my Dodge Intrepid going 60 in a 45 zone. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 17, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    In Columbus, I believe idiot is the appropriate word. I could also say stupid, ignorant, clueless, and asking for a death wish.
  • Vaughn

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    Dec 17, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Monsoon season in Tucson... You'd think everyone was suddenly blind.
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    Dec 17, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    Miami, hands down, the absolute worst in all universes.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 17, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    xrichx saidNo way. California, particularly LA, wins. A single drop of rain comes down, and everyone panics. Then they suddenly slow down to 30MPH.. on the freeway. I really wish I was exaggerating.


    ^ This right here x10 fucking thousandicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_evil.gif

    I am still waiting for the San Diego population to discover that fog is a gas and you can drive right thru it... and what he says about rain (aka drizzle here) is definitely true.
  • misternick

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    Dec 17, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    I don't think Massachusetts drivers are worse in the snow than good weather... but in good weather, they're still horrendous.
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    Dec 17, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    No matter the weather, PEI drivers are perversely proud of being "the worst drivers in Canada."

    No one dares to cycle - to do so is to be certain of being struck at some point.

    Nor do drivers take any notice of pedestrians.

    They are totally freaked out by round-abouts and many will take long detours just to avoid encountering them.
    I have only ever been hit by a car once in my life - here, when crossing a road on a marked crosswalk. The driver ignored the stop sign knocked me t the ground then drove on without pause.

    My letter-carrier rushed to my aid and helped me to my house. The police came but nothing ever came of it.
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    Dec 25, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidMiami, hands down, the absolute worst in all universes.


    Unfortunately, this applies to the entire damned state. Thank Christ for nice weather all year long, for the most part.

    I mean the actual Rules of the Road hand book says for you to stop at green lights and go at the red! JK. That's an unwritten rule. And driving US 19 in Clearwater, wow! They actually have t-shirts that say, "I drove down US 19 and survived!"
    The sad part is I lived in Chicago for almost 6 years and that was some seriously scary traffic, but it pails in comparison. There you learned how to communicate by horn. Here no one sees you as they pull out in front of you. Must be those visor style sunglasses that fit over tri-focals!
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    Dec 25, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Oh yeah, I forgot to add.. It seems people think it's ok to turn on their high beams when it's raining or when it's foggy. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • JonPk

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    Dec 25, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    I don't think bad weather effects the way people drive one way or the other. There could be a blizzard and people are still going 90 miles an hour down the highway. It snows so much people act like it's not there.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Dec 25, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    Shut the front door! Obviously you have not shared the road with the legions of minivan driving soccer moms here in Dayton "I hate life" Ohio.
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    Dec 25, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I think people suck at driving EVERYWHERE. But yeah, a little rain or snow and people freak out, it's really annoying. Which is why I don't drive anymore...
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    Dec 25, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    In Texas everyone "knows" they're bad drivers. So as responsible citizens we elect to stay indoors when it rains or--heaven help us--snows.

    Everyone needs an opportunity to have a snow day, fire up the fireplace and sip hot cocoa out of a mug while nervously watching the local weather report to determine if it's truly the end of the world. How else would babies get made?
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    Dec 25, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Atlanta drivers are awful. A light sprinkle of rain and everyone slows down to 30 under the speed limit. But if there is ice...oh boy. People are sliding all over the place, crashing into trees and occassionally killing themselves and their families. God bless the Atlanta drivers...