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Old 12-16-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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NYC to DC and vice versa, that drive will make you go crazy.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:14 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Driving conditions are getting worse, I think a lot of it is because new cars are so much nicer you can drive 80 mph with ease. I remember economy cars in the 1980s that felt like they would break apart at 70 mph.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:54 PM
 
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I think a lot of the issue is over crowded roads and the sense of entitlement now in this country and getting worse.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I think a lot of the issue is over crowded roads and the sense of entitlement now in this country and getting worse.
Seems almost everyone, everywhere is in a real hurry to get somewhere.
Some of the short cuts they take to avoid stopping at red lights. Turning right then either a U-turn or cutting thru lots of corner gas stations and such. Some just boldly go thru the red lights and I don't mean the lights that just changed either.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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New England drivers are the worst.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:52 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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It's due to population growth, with more drivers on the road (crowded conditions), entitlement mentality, more stress factors (job, longer commutes), the desire to get things done quickly (rush, rush, rush) and our aging freeway infrastructure (inadequate for traffic growth). All put additional pressure on drivers.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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A lot of people are mentally imbalanced, others can't put the phone down, many are just downright stupid. The worst drivers are Inbred Jed in his pick em up truck, SUV pilot soccer mom with a phone grafted to the side of her head, and the dude-bro in the ricer equipped with the fart can exhaust tip.

The bad drivers need to be sentenced to traffic school, at their expense, given probationary plates and subject to random drug testing. Fines for violations should be higher with more points for offenses.
Agreed. Also more stringent testing to new license holders.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Earth
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IQ.
That and lack of law enforcement
At least in my area.
. I view society as a bunch of brats without adult supervision,which is exactly the way the majority acts on the road lately.
I actually thought about documenting a weeks worth of vids on my dash cam and sending it to the DOT.
See if they respond.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA to San Antonio, TX
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The faster pace of life is contributing to aggressive driving across the country. Many people are commuting farther than ever before, working longer hours, etc. I've driven from California through Texas, up to Montana. Drivers are the same everywhere. It's an unfortunate reality.
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