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View Poll Results: Most intimidating for a visitor to drive in?
Boston 64 34.97%
New York 102 55.74%
Philadelphia 14 7.65%
Baltimore 6 3.28%
DC 16 8.74%
Pittsburgh 8 4.37%
Detroit 5 2.73%
Cleveland 1 0.55%
Cincinnati 2 1.09%
Chicago 14 7.65%
Denver 0 0%
Seattle 8 4.37%
San Fransisco 26 14.21%
LA 30 16.39%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-09-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
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I have driven in most of these cities when on holiday.I have got to say the sat nav in cars make it so much easier these days.I cannot believe i drove around L.A.,Atlanta,Dallas etc just using a map and remembering prominent landmarks for direction back before sat navs.

I must confess i did get lost a few times and stopped to ask directions in areas maybe i should not have stopped but ,i'm still here to tell the tale.As for A..hole drivers(How do they pass their driving test?) they are a world wide phenomenon i'm afraid.

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Old 05-13-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Coast to coast, border to border
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Boston, New York City, Los Angeles would be my choices.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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The BQE in NYC at nighttime. You are elevated high, its hard to see the highway markings, there are maniac yellow cab drivers cutting you off from every which way. A real adventure.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: DFW
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The only people that that I see struggling to drive in Jersey are the ones doing ONLY 65 in a 50 in the left lane and they almost always have NY plates

NYC isn't that bad if you're used to normal city driving. I am. But for many people born and raised in the suburbs and smaller cities, NYC can be intimidating because of the size, the narrow streets, the crazy cabbies, the tunnel/bridge entrances/exits, etc. Jersey should technically be easy to drive in because it's suburban and full of highways, but the on/off ramps can be downright terrifying to figure out here, everyone (including me) drives like they're running late to pick up a million dollars, and the potholes are outrageous.
I've gotten used to driving in downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco, would that be good enough to adapt to NYC driving?
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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No votes for Denver? Were all stoned and we speed up when it start snowing.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I used to have to drive through Tulsa and almost always got lost. Didn't have that problem other places. Must be some kind of evil vortex.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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I've gotten used to driving in downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco, would that be good enough to adapt to NYC driving?
DTLA isn't big enough to really count IMO. Driving in SF, though, yes. With the pedestrians downtown, the one-way streets, the long stretches of no left turns so you have to make three rights, the several street grids overlapping so you're trying to find your proper lane while dodging bicyclists/pedestrians/tourists/trolleys/buses. SF definitely prepares one to drive in NYC. But just remember how much larger NYC is geographically than SF too lol. All that that you're doing lasts for much longer.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Boston is probably my favorite pedestrian city, and is by far my least favorite motorist city.

One ways, congestion, foot traffic, bicyclists, cobblestone roads, underground highways.. Yikes.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No votes for Denver? Were all stoned and we speed up when it start snowing.
Driven in Texas, DC, Philly, etc. There is not a more careless and selfish group of drivers as there is in the Denver Metro. Kind of shocked.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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Driven in Texas, DC, Philly, etc. There is not a more careless and selfish group of drivers as there is in the Denver Metro. Kind of shocked.
Is it all the Angelenos moving there? Lol
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