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Old 04-15-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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How do you think which USA city has a lot of polite and civilized people (drivers)?
For sure someone have been to several cities in the diff. states and could compared them about demeanor of people.
I realize that everywhere there's less polite and much polite people, though i sure that some cities have much more ones or others.
Every time when i see that somebody throwing a waste (covers, paper, stubs, gums, leave dog**** etc) i feel disgust..I was raised with strong understanding that is good and that is bad. So i`m raising my boy with the same things. Unfortunately in the most places where i used to live were a lot of people (i`d say - the most people) with no culture treasures and correct moral upbringing.
I`ve heard FL is known as a state with not enought of educated/mannerly people..Excuse me if i`ve mistaken..

PS: please do not make a "holywar". Just your opinion needed)
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was surprised when I went to Florida and the people were very mild mannered, civilized and mannerly.

I was in Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota and I always thought the state would be so trashy and rude and was shocked by how calm, patient and decent the people were. I think Floridians talk quite intelligently also.

I live in Las Vegas now and being rude, inpolite and uncivil is an art form here. Orlando another tourist hotspot avoids negativity and rudeness, they are almost so dimissive that they don't even take complaints seriously.

I was at a restaurant in Kissimmee and they even had a "no complainers" reminder on the wall.

I would say based on my experience Minneapolis/St.Paul, Des Moines, Omaha and Colorado Springs are the most polite and civil cities I have been.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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IMO, probably because many Floridians are from the midwest or east. In the case of the midwest, (they tend to settle on the west coast of FL), they simply bring their customs with them. In the east, it is perhaps a little less polite, but even there, many bring an idea of being more relaxed as they move there.

Yes, Florida still has an aggressive and borderline angry feel, but it seems to be lessening as more and more midwesterners and east coasters move there.

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Old 04-15-2016, 08:20 PM
 
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I love Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas as a whole, but littering is one area in which DFW does not shine. I walk around and use the public transport, mainly light rail, and it saddens me how much trash I see on the streets and strip of land surrounding roads and the light rail, somehow (I guess trash gets blown into the ditches and they stay).
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:42 PM
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Florida is the absolute worst when it comes to friendly people and good drivers. That said, I live in NC (Raleigh) currently and people here are definitely polite and civilized.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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My experience is Florida has very rude drivers, my only point being this might be changing as the population continues to import those from the midwest and east.

And, yes, my experience in the traditional SE, (Georgia/Carolinas), is that drivers are much more calm, perhaps excepting the freeways around ATL.
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:01 AM
 
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I've been to Phoenix, AZ twice, and both times I've witnessed road rage. The first time was while I was stopped at a red light and these guys got out of their cars and started fighting after a fender bender. the other time was on a freeway and there was a lot of horn honking, swerving in and out of lanes, and middle fingers displayed. I was nervous both times, because you never know if someone is going to take out a gun and start randomly shooting. BTW, I know this can happen anywhere, but Phoenix seems to have its share of angry drivers.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:35 AM
 
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I used to think that cops in USA always wach the offenders and punish them. I thought the penalties is so high, thus people don`t break the laws.
What about west & north west ( Sand Diego, Orange county, Portland, Seatlle) ?
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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In terms of driving, FL/SC/CT are the worse at getting in the left lane and driving very slowly, will not get over at all. Extremely rude.

The friendliest people I've come across are NC, the coastal areas of SC, VA, PA.
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The left lane thing is nationwide. However, I do agree some areas have a greater problem with it. In addition to your offering about FL/SC/CT, I would add Washington State. There are people here who do it on purpose to slow others down! Talk about causing road rage...
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