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Old 10-21-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Connecticut is more like Europeans when it comes to driving maybe not, but yeah... just my oppinion
Funny you say that. Family of mine visited Connecticut from Australia (Europe-South) after visiting San Diego, Miami and Dallas. They commented on how they felt at home with the way people drive here (specifically referred to desperate attempts to get out of traffic...swerving from lane to lane, tailgating).
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: New England
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Funny you say that. Family of mine visited Connecticut from Australia (Europe-South) after visiting San Diego, Miami and Dallas. They commented on how they felt at home with the way people drive here (specifically referred to desperate attempts to get out of traffic...swerving from lane to lane, tailgating).
I do laugh when people talk about how bad it is in the United States (And it is on some levels) because they really should visit Rome, India, Eastern Asia etc. People drive like maniacs. (But in most cases I.E. Rome they actually understand car control and are not scared of their cars like many Americans.) Personally, it didn't bother me at all. I was right at home. lol

I think our driving test should have some form of driver training like they do for a motorcycle where you taught and have to demonstrate the ability to control your vehicle and are taught vehicle dynamics. Much like the police are put through as well.

Set up a parking lot with cones and teach brake control, slide control etc.

Something like this for cars:


Motorcycle Skills Test: Part 4 (cc) - YouTube
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Try driving in Athens,make anything in CT and MASS look like a walk in the park.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Ugh. Connecticut drivers are a nightmare. It seems to be a strong assumption that as long as you dodge the other cars, you can do whatever you want- it's really dangerous and annoying.
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