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Old 03-20-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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Have you ever heard this?

Would you ever say this about a city?

Where?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Interesting question. I would probably vote Los Angeles. Yes, there are some bad drivers there, but on average, they know how to drive mainly because it is a freeway-centric city. Actually it is not only freeway-centric, but all around automobile-centric. Practice makes perfect, or perhaps "almost" perfect. Detroit has good drivers for the most part due to the automobile culture that has existed there for almost a century.

If you mean polite, then I would take the argument perhaps up to the interior Northeast, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, etc. And maybe even Seattle/Portland in the Northwest.

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Literally every person in every city says they have the worst drivers.
No, I've never heard that.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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I was impressed by drivers in the Pacific Northwest.

Mind you, I flew in from the South where the interstates are one notch below stock car races. I get off the plane in Seattle with the family, pick up the rental, and go zooming down the interstate. Comparatively speaking, I'm not a speed demon, but it took me a few minutes to realize, "Hey, I'm going faster than everybody by about 15 mph!"

So I slowed it down. And it was really hard to do.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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They'd say it about Miami if they just moved from Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Have you ever heard this?

Would you ever say this about a city?

Where?
No.

Every city in America has the worst drivers in the country!
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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No.

Every city in America has the worst drivers in the country!
Totally agree. It's in the same vein as "Don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it'll change". That's something I hear about everywhere. However, that is close to being literally the case in CO. We have a high of 71 degrees today and a blizzard warning for tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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If you're driving a car, it's nothing to worry about.
If you're not driving and either walking or cycling to get around, it's going to be an all-around bad time.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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They'd say it about Miami if they just moved from Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires.

Or Moscow.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Kansas has very good drivers, not just the rural areas but even around Overland Park and the Kansas City metro area in general. Missouri and Iowa aren't bad for driving either, at least not northwest Missouri.
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