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Old 08-27-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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All State has come out with their list of the top 10 US cities with the worst drivers. This is based on accident data from January 2010 until December 2011.

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Baltimore
3. Providence
4. Hialeah, FL
5. Glendale, CA
6. Philadelphia
7. Alexandria, VA
8. Miami
9. San Francisco
10. Arlington, VA
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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Yahoo!

All State has come out with their list of the top 10 US cities with the worst drivers. This is based on accident data from January 2010 until December 2011.

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Baltimore
3. Providence
4. Hialeah, FL
5. Glendale, CA
6. Philadelphia
7. Alexandria, VA
8. Miami
9. San Francisco
10. Arlington, VA
I'm surprised Nashville, Memphis and Louisville didn't make the list.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Its a complete joke ATLANTA is not on there...............
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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The survey/eval was done using ACCIDENT DATA, not safety of driving habits, mode of driving, driving skill, adhering to laws, etc.

If that were the case, some of the "worst drivers" I have EVER driven with (or around) have to on the streets and highways of Memphis TN, no doubt.

Some of the quickest, rocknroll drivers and sometimes too quick must be in and around Atlanta. Atlanta drivers however WILL get out of your way. ..in Memphis they don't, they're just too stupid to get out of the lefthand lane on 240 for instance and on Poplar they treat stop lights and close ancillary streets with stopsigns as a "suggestion". Hollywood stops at 4 ways can get you killed in Memphis. In Memphis, amber/yellow lights mean Speed Up, Go Faster!

Examples-

Head-on, by a drunk, northbound Kirby 3 blks south of Quince...totaled 70k car

Rearended westbound Quince at Ridgeway intersection...totaled Corvette convertible

6mos later.....southbound Airways from ramp...airport bound REARended at another stoplight....missed flight...lol....totaled second Corvette convertible 1 year newer.....lol

Numerous "accidents" in "parking lots"...lol..banging car doors into several well above average cost vehicle...people just did it even while looking at you...sometimes watching their kids do it....and I don't mean simply resting their doors on your moldings either.

Numerous acts of vandalism ..too many to count, keyed cars, cokes and burning cigarettes
throw in convertibles or sunroofs...

Nope, you can't make this stuff up.

I'm walking out of a store named Oak Hall and I'm about 150 ft from my black, sorta expensive car and I see 2 women standing next to it, one is kicking in my driver's door.
I've never seen the women before, and certainly didn't know them. I didn't approach them obviously, I just found off what they were driving and took care of it later...believe me. I discovered sometimes later that the two women must have thought the car belonged to former State Senator John Ford, who unbeknownst to me owned and drove the same color car but slightly a different model. LOL...okay, Now I got the picture at least..but still reprehensible behavior out of Memphis drivers...stupid, very stupid.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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So BaltWash metro area claims 40%? :Unamused:
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Yahoo!

All State has come out with their list of the top 10 US cities with the worst drivers. This is based on accident data from January 2010 until December 2011.

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Baltimore
3. Providence
4. Hialeah, FL
5. Glendale, CA
6. Philadelphia
7. Alexandria, VA
8. Miami
9. San Francisco
10. Arlington, VA
We're #5! We're #5!

In all honesty I am not surprised. Many of the drivers around here are Armenian, and they drive like they are still in Armenia (fast, ignore stop lights, ignore signs, etc.). My partner was hit by a lady who barely spoke English and screamed at him even though she was the one that turned left directly into his car.

Her philosophy as she stated was "I didn't see him so it was his fault." She had no insurance, of course.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The City
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Yahoo!

All State has come out with their list of the top 10 US cities with the worst drivers. This is based on accident data from January 2010 until December 2011.

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Baltimore
3. Providence
4. Hialeah, FL
5. Glendale, CA
6. Philadelphia
7. Alexandria, VA
8. Miami
9. San Francisco
10. Arlington, VA
DC always felt like the worst to me, not surprisiing with 4 areas in the DC area rated so poorly
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Any list without San Antonio just isn't that valid, in my opinion.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Insurance rates in the Baltimore/DC area are absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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We're #5! We're #5!

In all honesty I am not surprised. Many of the drivers around here are Armenian, and they drive like they are still in Armenia (fast, ignore stop lights, ignore signs, etc.). My partner was hit by a lady who barely spoke English and screamed at him even though she was the one that turned left directly into his car.

Her philosophy as she stated was "I didn't see him so it was his fault." She had no insurance, of course.
Within the city of Los Angeles I don't find the drivers to be all that terrible (still bad) but its suburban cities are hands down some of the worst, head-in-the-clouds drivers I have ever experienced. I would give up my left arm to never drive in Thousand Oaks again - for a city that is so singularly car-centric, you would think the residents would learn to drive correctly. At least there they speak English and usually have insurance though!

Boston and New England also has some of the worst drivers in the nation, though they are ridiculously over-aggressive, sort of the opposite of the lackadaisical suburban Los Angeles driver. But still equally terrible.
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