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Old 04-14-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Ashland, Oregon
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In many threads where the discussion is the 'Best of...' and 'Worse of...' in Florida, there are frequent mentions of 'bad drivers'. I don't live in Florida at present but am considering a move in the future, which is why I'm poking around on the forums.

Florida is known for its large number of retirees. Without wanting to start a conflagration on the level of WW3, I am wondering if hearing loss contributes to some of the problems drivers face. There don't seem to be any limits on hearing-impaired drivers anywhere; visually-impaired yes. A friend of mine told me that her husband is almost completely deaf, yet drives everywhere. She said it was 'scary'.

My question is, how can a driver be considered a 'safe driver' if the crucial auditory sense is not working? Or is it possible to drive safely when you can't hear anything?
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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IMO, the bad drivers are the 20-40 yr old who are impatient, who are texting, who got licenses without any sort of drivers ed training......old timers are predictable......these 20-40 yr olds aren't.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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It's just a bad mix here. Hot headed / bad drivers/ clueless / impatient/ idiots/ inexperienced
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:41 AM
 
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It's just a bad mix here. Hot headed / bad drivers/ clueless / impatient/ idiots/ inexperienced
Sounds like anyplace USA.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:28 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Sounds like anyplace USA.
South Florida takes the prize.

Drove straight thru Chicago in rush hour traffic and it was a cake walk compared to down here
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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IMO, the bad drivers are the 20-40 yr old who are impatient, who are texting, who got licenses without any sort of drivers ed training......old timers are predictable......these 20-40 yr olds aren't.
for the most part, yes

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It's just a bad mix here. Hot headed / bad drivers/ clueless / impatient/ idiots/ inexperienced
Unfortunately, true
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Tourists in general don't know the area roadways and are hesitant where they're going, want to make last minute turns, etc.

Some drivers are from third world countries (Central America, S. America) where driving is atrocious. They bring their habits to S. Fla.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:44 AM
 
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IMO, the bad drivers are the 20-40 yr old who are impatient, who are texting, who got licenses without any sort of drivers ed training......old timers are predictable......these 20-40 yr olds aren't.

Its actually either soccer moms in SUVs in their 30,40s or balding middle age men that make up most of the road rage and aggressive driving Ive seen.

MOST of the road rage I have been apart of is just impatient idiots that think by speeding to the next red light they will somehow get ahead in life, then you roll up next to them, and realize they have been sitting there for 30 seconds like an idiot and just wasted $3 worth of gas for nothing.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I've had my share of socmoms tailgating at 80 mph while their cell phone is plastered to their ears........
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Sounds like anyplace USA.
I disagree. Not to this extent. Fla is bad.
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