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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 05-15-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Is it all the Angelenos moving there? Lol
Driven in LA too. Yeah, way more crowded but idk, Denver drivers are just selfish and careless.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:45 AM
 
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Boston, but I base this on a trip in the 80's. Not sure if it has changed. What I found back then was a complete disregard to logical traffic laws. And drivers who seem to be driving blind. I never had seen such aggressive driving, even in Manhattan, NY. In fact, on the same trip I thought NYC drivers were polite compared to Bostonians.

My memories:

Illegal shoulder driving to avoid traffic
Round-a-bout lack of courtesy
Taking needless chances
Cutting other drivers off for no apparent reason
Displaying a lack of situational awareness
One thing I noticed is that roundabouts in Massachusetts don't have any markings on the pavement.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7435...7i13312!8i6656

It is essentially a free-for-all because nobody bothers to follow the right etiquette and you get idiots using the outside lane to go around.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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The traffic signals on the mounted vertical poles at intersection corners in DC used to really trip me up and I almost ran a red light more than a few times. I'm used to the overhead mast/arm poles and wires.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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One thing I noticed is that roundabouts in Massachusetts don't have any markings on the pavement.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7435...7i13312!8i6656

It is essentially a free-for-all because nobody bothers to follow the right etiquette and you get idiots using the outside lane to go around.
New Jersey has some.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.8867...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Ihonestly did not think LA was that bad, yes traffic was bad but the drivers I thought were pretty good and way better than the Northeast. Boston and NYC drivers are nuts but the worst I seen is Miami and parts of Florida. I would never drive a fancy car in Boston or NYC it is a waste of time.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Phoenix is a horrible city to drive in, even for locals. I cannot imagine the frustration for visitors; although I'm sure some visitors contribute to the frustration. Phoenix has some of the nicest freeways in the country and has a very easy grid layout. Having said that, the flow of traffic varies and sometimes that flow demands that everyone drive 75 or more in a 55 mph stretch and drivers are not patient even for those going 65-70 sometimes. Drivers are also not very patient on side streets and main thoroughfares, don't use traffic signals often, and sometimes appear aggressive and mean-spirited. Then there are the idiots who don't know what the hell they are doing and when you try to politely let someone into a lane, they get pi$$ed at you.

I won't even go into detail about the significant wrong-way driving issue that exists here.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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Phoenix is a horrible city to drive in, even for locals. I cannot imagine the frustration for visitors; although I'm sure some visitors contribute to the frustration. Phoenix has some of the nicest freeways in the country and has a very easy grid layout. Having said that, the flow of traffic varies and sometimes that flow demands that everyone drive 75 or more in a 55 mph stretch and drivers are not patient even for those going 65-70 sometimes. Drivers are also not very patient on side streets and main thoroughfares, don't use traffic signals often, and sometimes appear aggressive and mean-spirited. Then there are the idiots who don't know what the hell they are doing and when you try to politely let someone into a lane, they get pi$$ed at you.

I won't even go into detail about the significant wrong-way driving issue that exists here.
If anyone finds Phoenix challenging or intimidating to drive in, please do the world a favor and never drive again. Phoenix doesn’t hold a candle to any of the cities mentioned. The roads are straight and are in good shape relative to most cities, the city is laid out in an almost perfect grid, there is virtually no street parking on any of the arterial streets in the entire city, signage is excellent, there is VERY little traffic compared to cities with a similar population, very few people honk their horns, and the freeways are wide and very empty outside of rush hour periods. If you don’t drive like a clown, you will likely not experience any road rage. The problem is that many drivers in Phoenix are just not very intelligent, resulting in the high accident rate, wrong way driving incidents, and impaired driving incidents.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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If anyone finds Phoenix challenging or intimidating to drive in, please do the world a favor and never drive again. Phoenix doesnít hold a candle to any of the cities mentioned. The roads are straight and are in good shape relative to most cities, the city is laid out in an almost perfect grid, there is virtually no street parking on any of the arterial streets in the entire city, signage is excellent, there is VERY little traffic compared to cities with a similar population, very few people honk their horns, and the freeways are wide and very empty outside of rush hour periods. If you donít drive like a clown, you will likely not experience any road rage. The problem is that many drivers in Phoenix are just not very intelligent, resulting in the high accident rate, wrong way driving incidents, and impaired driving incidents.
I never said it was challenging nor intimidating, but frustrating and horrible due to other drivers on the road. Thanks for recapping everything else though.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Only in Florida

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Te fact that NYC seems to be winning primarily due to perception cracks me up. It's really not bad at all in Manhattan and is pretty easy until you get over the bridges/tunnels into places like Long Island or Queens where it can really get hairy.
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