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Old 07-02-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Illinois drivers in Michigan are asleep in the left lane of the freeway going no faster than 65. You know, you can legally drive 70 in Michigan.
Haha, you're usually ridiculous, but implying that Michigan drivers on average go faster than Illinois drivers really takes the cake

Illinois drivers in MI are like Illinois drivers in WI - heading up for vacation, so what's the rush?
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Slowest drivers I encountered: Washington State, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia.

Those all qualify as worst drivers.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:36 AM
 
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Washington State is the worst...get right up on your a-- & try to run you into a ditch on a 2-lane rural road, they are in such a hurry to go nowhere. Sorry, dude, I'm not going to hit a dog or a deer so that you can get to the casino quicker! Also start honking the second the light turns green. I have been cursed & yelled at numerous times in Washington by lunatic motorists, never happened in any other state or any other country, for that matter...very angry drivers in Washington. And Seattle traffic...worse than LA & Bay Area combined, just insane.

Safest...Oklahoma.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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This seems much more reasonable and takes personal stereotypes out of the equation....

Ten States With the Worst Drivers
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Texas 3rd worst? Just can't agree with that. Very courteous drivers in TX. There's a sort of TX "code" I've noticed there and nowhere else.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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CT I-95 and I-84
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: DFW
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My opinion...

Best: TX (mostly courteous, i.e. Texas 4-lane highway )
Best runner-up: MA (aggressive but respectful, don't seem to lay on the horn like NY'ers)

Worst: NM (slowest drivers in the country - always in the left lane traveling below the speed limit)
Worst runner-up: NE (slow, lack of turn-signal use, like following a combine)
I find Michigan drivers to be most courteous AND tend not to drive like grannies on average. Picture a California driver with a lot of courtesy, that's what I've found the typical Michigan driver to be like. Texas drivers, at least outside of cities like Dallas, tend to be somewhat courteous but also nervous nellies and drive like grannies except on the freeways. However, most of the California drivers I encounter in Texas also behave like nervous nellies, even more so than the rural Texas drivers.

And I agree, the worst drivers I've encountered is NM. I've encountered a lot of them in CA and TX and most NM drivers in these places seem to drive as if they're completely overwhelmed.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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I've lived in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan.

People from Ohio wouldn't believe it, but out of the four, I'll take Ohio drivers.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Texas 3rd worst? Just can't agree with that. Very courteous drivers in TX. There's a sort of TX "code" I've noticed there and nowhere else.
Towards the end of my stay, less and less people waved at me as I let them in. It's changed, for the worse. Not because of migration, but because Texans have changed.



Been very disappointed in Denver as well.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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My vote goes to my homestate of Oklahoma. I love the people here but honestly we are some sorry drivers. Not mean or road ragers, just bad.

Especially when we get our token 1 day of frozen road. Terrible drivers and many many wrecks. Our roads, worst of any roads in the Southwest or South, might have something to do with that too.

Plus, we Okies like to break the speed limit. Often. As much as possible.

Finally, Four Way Stops are really only suggestions.

I will say that Okies are generally courteous while in their car. We're just not so good with the Law part of driving.
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