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Old 03-12-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I was stationed there in the early 80s and again in the 90s. Have to agree worst drivers I've encountered anywhere by percentage have to be in Colorado Springs. I still remember there was a song "Pray for me, I drive Academy" that summed it up and I suspect it's worse now.

Shoot, driving Academy is pretty easy these days. I-25, Powers, Cimmaron, Briargate Woodman, there are plenty of other bad roads to replace Academy these days.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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I do think in some places Academy's lanes are pretty narrow. But yeah Academy is no longer the only option for commuting in quite the way it used to be.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Once upon a time, we waited for the snow to come and listen about all the pile ups on south Circle and Academy and the Ft Carson gates.

Now days when it snows, we get to read about all the slide offs on Woodman and north I-25 and high speed chases on the east side.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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Hey we lived off Woodman when it was still two lanes, Powers dead ended, and there was no light there.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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Once upon a time, we waited for the snow to come and listen about all the pile ups on south Circle and Academy and the Ft Carson gates.

Now days when it snows, we get to read about all the slide offs on Woodman and north I-25 and high speed chases on the east side.
So, why do so many people here drive in bad weather? Clearly nobody needs to go out to dinner in a snow storm.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Most people are driving to go to and from work and/or school. Despite claims to the contrary, most people here are not retired and still have to work.

It used to be that during inclement weather, all the accidents were concentrated on the south side because of all the military personnel who had never seen snow much less driven in it. Now its equally split between the south side, for the same reasons, and the north side, where there seems to be a perception of driving invincibility, thus lack of caution.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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I just want people to respect other drivers. I mean yeah, I go 70 75mph on powers but ill never tail gate. I give plenty of room to other cars. and when im coasting im on the right lane. it seems the people coming down tot he springs are self centered and dont care about other human lives. I mean heck i try to make convos or be polite to people and they are like brain dead zombies with no replied or smiles.

I remember I was getting some Jimmy Johns and there was this Lifted truck on my A** literally like 6 inches from my bumper. And I am going about 30 MPH which is still WAY too fast for a parking lot. Im like really? first thing he did was go into mcdonalds..i was like that was the rush?
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Most people are driving to go to and from work and/or school. Despite claims to the contrary, most people here are not retired and still have to work.
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Well being one of those that had to work the past few snow storms, I can tell you all the parking lots for restaurants, and shopping centers were packed.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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I was at a hotel in CS one day in 1995. The ambulances there had to have a bullhorn to tell drivers to pull over.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Well being one of those that had to work the past few snow storms, I can tell you all the parking lots for restaurants, and shopping centers were packed.

Well, once your out, why not. Often getting out of your neighborhood is the biggest challenge and once you are on arterial streets, things get pretty easy. In all reality, most of our recent storms are really nothing spectacular. Drop 12" in 6 hours and those restaurants and shopping centers will be all but empty.
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