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Old 03-12-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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"drivers here in fla are not as bad as they are in massachusetts" --- i was told by a friend. i love fla, i am a native, but some drivers are pretty rude. a friend of mine said that it's nothing here compared to massachusetts. it seems to me as if many of the transplants moving here/moved here could be part of the problem? maybe not.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Riverview
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Default You got it

All these damn yankees are the probem. Pull out in front of you and drive slow. Flip you off then run and hide. From one native to another you know for a fact that it has changed for the worse in the last few years.


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"drivers here in fla are not as bad as they are in massachusetts" --- i was told by a friend. i love fla, i am a native, but some drivers are pretty rude. a friend of mine said that it's nothing here compared to massachusetts. it seems to me as if many of the transplants moving here/moved here could be part of the problem? maybe not.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Riverview, Home of the Yankees
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Many of the transplants moving here/moved here could be part of the problem?

You are 100% correct.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Naples
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The biggest problem is overcrowded roads, not individual drivers. Traffic creates tension. Some people have a higher tolerance than others. I personally find myself driving faster in heavy traffic than on a wide open road. If there's no traffic, I like to sit back and enjoy the ride. There's nothing enjoyable about sitting behind two senior citizens, driving 10 mph below the speed limit. When there's an opening for me to pass, I take advantage of it. Then I tend to drive faster, to avoid being stuck behind the next pair of seniors blocking off traffic.
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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People in South Florida drive like there's always an emergency. People in North Florida drive like they have all day and don't give a damn about anyone else on the road.

I prefer crazy driving, to be honest. At least to dart in and out of traffic you have to be AWARE that there are in fact other people on the road besides yourself. That's a change from the attitude of many people up here who think that they're the only ones driving and so can drive at whatever leisurely pace suits them, regardless if it's 10 MPH below the limit!!!

I demand nothing from my fellow drivers but the speed limit! Is it so much to ask for?!
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i think a lot of it (in the orlando area) are all the ucf kids and, like miami, tampa, and so on, the young professionals who are running late to work. agreed???
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Is all relative to the location and the traffic overcrowding that we have in some areas of the state. We have responsible drivers and others that just don't care.
Just got back from St Augustine on Saturday and traffic in the north east and north west does not compare to central and south Florida.

One factor that makes the whole process worse is the poor conditions of some of our HWY and town roads. The over populated areas suffer the greatest due to the limited repair time that is allow. Basically by the time an area is fixed is time to start repaving again....
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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I can tolerate fast or slow traffic. What I do not tolerate at all is disrespectful people. If you're gonna switch lanes, turn on your signal so I can let you pass; Merge lanes ARE NOT extra lanes to cut off traffic; Shoulders, are not extra lanes to cut off traffic; The vehicle must be driven with your hands, not with your knees while you talk on the cell phone and write down notes; You need to keep a safew distance from other cars; do not stop on crossings; red light is red light; that means if you wanna turn left, you wait in the stop white line, not in the middle of the crossing; once the light turns red, you cannot pass; you have to wait until you have green arrow again. If you see somebody willing to come out of a parking lot, slow down and let him come out.

I'm sorry, I live in Miami. I'm 100% sure horses would be ten times more effective here.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:30 AM
 
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According to GMAC Insurance, the states with the best drivers are in the west. Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, and Wyoming have the safest and most knowledgable drivers. States in the northeast have the worst drivers. Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Massachuetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Hawaii, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania ranked the worst in safety and knowledge. Florida was not in the top 10 for worst drivers, but was actually number 11, behind Pennsylvania.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:26 AM
 
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Correction from previous post: Florida is ranked 11th, in front of Pennsylvania. I didn't catch it until later.

Added note: This list was from the GMAC website. It just rated driver safety and knowledge on things driving habits and knowledge of the rules of road. Listed were the top 10 best and worst states for driving.

On a personal note, considering the volume of traffic there is in Florida and considering the fact that there are so many different driving styles due to people migrating from other states, I thought traffic flowed reasonably well. Also when you throw in the tourist and snowbird traffic, it can get crazy, but I've seen worse.
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