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Old 04-09-2018, 12:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I agree that immigrants do drive very different than Americans.

I think California drivers are very efficent.

Learning how to drive in Florida made me think no speed was off limits.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Best drivers: Michigan. Only state that I've lived in where cars can be nose to tail, moving along at 80 MPH and there are virtually no accidents...and people actually know how to merge/use signals! Michigan drivers also do pretty well on snow/ice and on rainy/wet roads.

Worst drivers: South Carolina. I've never seen so many accidents per square mile in my life on perfectly dry roads with sunny conditions. The drivers are not rude/crazy...they just seem to have trouble driving, lol.

Polite drivers: Much of New England/Midwest

Rudest drivers: Boston. I love to drive but if I had to live there my *** would be walking everywhere.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Best drivers: Michigan. Only state that I've lived in where cars can be nose to tail, moving along at 80 MPH and there are virtually no accidents...and people actually know how to merge/use signals! Michigan drivers also do pretty well on snow/ice and on rainy/wet roads.
Really, that's pretty spot on. In Detroit, there are a lot of people on bikes because they can't afford a car (or more often, insurance) and drivers are more mindful of them than in a lot of cities.

When I think about it my less favorable Michigan driving experiences have come from weather and road conditions.

For a state like Texas, a distinction ought to be made for the major metro areas with a lot of transplants, as opposed to rural Texas.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Minnesota drivers are some of the most competent out there. They can be a little aggressive at times, but for the most part they're polite and obedient of the traffic regulations.

Alabama drivers are probably the least competent in the country. They will cut you off and go 5-10 miles under the speed limit, never use blinkers when changing lanes. These hillbillies are better off going back to horse and buggy because most Alabamese aren't intelligent enough to properly operate a complicated piece of machinery such as an automobile.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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I've got to concur what other have said about Michigan drivers. The do know how to use the gas pedal and the turn signal, and are generally courteous enough.

On the other hand, we have Ohioans
They drive slow and they do so in the left lane. You can see a unicorn about as often as you see a blinking turn signal in this state. The sight of a snowflake or raindrop means that traffic speed drops 20 mph. And it seems it must be some kind of state law that we must wait 20 seconds before progressing when the traffic signal turns green
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've got to concur what other have said about Michigan drivers. The do know how to use the gas pedal and the turn signal, and are generally courteous enough.

On the other hand, we have Ohioans
They drive slow and they do so in the left lane. You can see a unicorn about as often as you see a blinking turn signal in this state. The sight of a snowflake or raindrop means that traffic speed drops 20 mph. And it seems it must be some kind of state law that we must wait 20 seconds before progressing when the traffic signal turns green
I agree on the point about Ohio drivers driving slow in the left lane. Not sure why it is, but I only experience this among Ohio Drivers.

I agree, Michigan drivers are pretty good, they use signals, drive in correct lane when not passing and overall drive smart in my experiences.

Some other bad driving states include Indiana, oh my, Indiana drivers are among the worst, right there with Ohio. Florida drivers are downright scary and dangerous at times.

Some good driving states include North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Georgia.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:56 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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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.
Denver drivers are pretty bad. They won't let you move over (on a freeway) to get off at your exit, then you'll see them change lanes a little farther down the road. Much running of red lights. Stuff like that. I've lived here so long I don't notice it as much any more.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Slowest drivers I encountered: Washington State, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia.

Those all qualify as worst drivers.
I wouldn't say Washington drivers are super slow, you will encounter a few drivers who are very slow who back everyone up, but they are pretty rare and you can usually drive around them, unless it's a 2 lane road in the city, then you are basically stuck with them. Also generally most people drive 5 mph above speed limit and many others go 10mph above especially on the freeway. However Oregon is much worse, but that has more to do with their slower speed limits.
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