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Old 09-02-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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As you drove to work this morning, you may have grumbled about all the idiots behind the wheel.

A national survey by Allstate Insurance Co. ranks Seattle drivers near the bottom. Motorists in Bellevue and Tacoma don't come out much better.

Allstate says Seattle drivers are bad - seattlepi.com
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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That's pretty much true in my experience. Most people driving in Seattle are not into cars or driving, it's just A to B for them, and it shows. Lot of cell phone yakking, lot of general distraction.

The only unique good thing about Seattle drivers is that if you put your turn signal on, if they notice it, they will let you change lanes, unlike most other big cities, where they will block you intentionally.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Don't feel too bad. They ranked DC drivers (near where I am) dead last.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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That's pretty much true in my experience. Most people driving in Seattle are not into cars or driving, it's just A to B for them, and it shows. Lot of cell phone yakking, lot of general distraction.

The only unique good thing about Seattle drivers is that if you put your turn signal on, if they notice it, they will let you change lanes, unlike most other big cities, where they will block you intentionally.
Yes, polite but bad, mostly going too slow the minute it starts to rain or the sun comes out. they apparently are only comfortable when it's dry and cloudy. I've never see so many backups for no reason, it finally clears and there's no accident or anything causing it, just a few slow pokes that don't move over.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Must be the weed. You'd think all that coffee would make them go faster and more aggressive.
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