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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 04-14-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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NYC: aggressive driving, bike lanes in your way, MTA buses and taxis think own the streets, hard to change lanes due to heavy traffic, cars that parked to curb cut you off so got hit break quick, no one use turn signals, lane switching every 5 secs, drivers driving on grass or sidewalks to cut drivers off, Illegal shoulder moves, high beams, GPS going crazy due to traffic lol

CT: Bad traffic and slow drivers in 30 miles stretch near New York border, Drivers don’t pay attention, a lot of potholes, 18 wheelers truck everywhere.

Boston: No turn signals, bad traffic, getting angry because other drivers doing speed limit, crazy maneuvers moves.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I hated driving in San Francisco. A lot like Seattle when you are driving up the hills. At the time I drove a stick shift and you had to have a very intelligent foot to not roll back too much when starting out. Automatics are not too bad.
So true. My first car was a used VW beetle, and after I got it, with the help of my parents (I was still in high school), I decided to take my sister for a drive in San Francisco. OMG it was crazy. We got stuck at a light for I don't know how many light changes, while I tried to negotiate the clutch and gas and emergency brake, trying not to roll back, etc.

So, yeah, SF with a manual transmission + driving on any of the hills = major stress. SF is stressful even down by the bay where it's more level, just because it's confusing as to which lane to be in and figuring out one-way streets and parking, etc. I hate driving in SF. I only go there on bus trips now, where someone else drives. Love going to the city. Hate driving there.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:27 AM
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Location: Miami
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Where's the option to pick DFW Highways?
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Actually the most crazy drivers are in Miami!
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Actually the most crazy drivers are in Miami!
Miami you got up north drivers, old people, South American drivers thinking it Chile or Columbia recipe for bad driving.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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I'm not sure why Washington, DC isn't on the list. Because the city has a street grid that is intersected by avenues at odd angles, it is very had to navigate.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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From DC to NYC is terrible. Aggressive is an understatement and being in one traffic jam there will have you understand why they are the way they are.
That drive is just horrible. Bumper to bumper, whether 8 mph or 85 mph. Scary.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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How is Miami not on this list? I can drive in Miami fine and it doesn't bother me but I know what too expect. My wife on the other hand, I had to sit down with her and prep her before we went in.

Miami is top 5! I actually NYC to be just fine, heavy traffic is okay you're not moving fast and nobody is weaving so NYC isn't tat bad, it's the 90MPH in South Florida mixed with tweakers, old people, rich snobs in Ferrari's and beater Nova's doing 55. It's like high speed *******.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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DC also has a lot of roundabout traffic circles which I think are unusual in America but I don’t drive so someone correct me if I’m wrong
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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How is Miami not on this list? I can drive in Miami fine and it doesn't bother me but I know what too expect. My wife on the other hand, I had to sit down with her and prep her before we went in.

Miami is top 5! I actually NYC to be just fine, heavy traffic is okay you're not moving fast and nobody is weaving so NYC isn't tat bad, it's the 90MPH in South Florida mixed with tweakers, old people, rich snobs in Ferrari's and beater Nova's doing 55. It's like high speed *******.
Thatís exactly what Iím trying to figure out. Miami is probably the most intimidating place to drive and this coming from me - who drives through Manhattan regularly!
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