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Old 03-20-2007, 04:26 PM
 
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Least considerate / most dangerous = New Jersey
Most considerate / Slowest = Vermont
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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My vote is for Atlanta drivers!!! Its crazy, about 80 miles outside of Atlanta, you better pick up the speed or they are all over your back bumper.

They drive like maniacs too on I-85 through Charlotte!
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: WV
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Washington, DC-Baltimore, MD. Not exactly fast or slow, just insane.
I resemble that remark. Ive had it said a time or two about me, and yep...Im from Baltimore.

I say fastest is NY or NJ, slowest is Pennsylvania. I feel like Im crawling when I drive thru there.
My experiance is limited to east coast, as you can see.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Atlanta is by far the worst drivers I have ever seen. They're at a whole other level of driving.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I'll toss in another vote for Atlanta for both fastest and slowest.

Fastest - When driving through disregard that 55 mph speed limit. If you're not going 75+, you are in danger of getting run over by a cement mixer. Most of the cars go 80+ and as long as the traffic flows on the interstate the cops don't seem to care. And you won't have to drive far to be past like a granny on Sunday Morning.

Slowest - When does a 20 mile drive take two hours? When it's a rainy Friday afternoon, and you're on Peachtree Industrial, up in Gwenett Co, and have to cross over the "top end" (I-285 on the north side of the city) to get to I-75 N. Nothing really prepares the average person to fully understand urban sprawl, until you've spent an hour to go the ~10 miles from 285 to Actworth on an interstate that's 9 LANES WIDE headed north.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Delaware is probably the worst. If you have traveled I-95 near the Maryland State Line, you know what I mean.

Locally, many drivers are on their cell phones, driving in the left lane, about 20 miles under the speed limit. Recently, I have also seen many people reading the newspaper as they drive and on their laptops.

It's scary out there.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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Also, folks usually tend to slow down a lot when they cross into SC from NC...at least from my experiences.
that's funny, I always had the opposite experience. On I-95, for example, the traffic goes from 70-75ish in North Carolina, to 80-90ish in South Carolina. Same on I-77/I-85, people will barely hit 80 between Greensboro and Charlotte, but between Charlotte and Columbia everyone is flying by me, going 85.

One thing I consistently find in NC, is that when a speed limit changes from 65 to 55 (like a work zone), traffic keeps going 75. Yet, when the speed limit goes up to 70... traffic keeps going 75. I cannot figure this out. I guess I'm a "10mph over in all situations" driver.


And in regards to the original question, Atlanta has the fastest drivers. Not just in Atlanta, either.. those Georgia plates will cruise up and down I-95 going 90mph, it's crazy. It's always the Ohio, Penn, New York/New Jersey drivers that are holding everybody up.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: NC
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that's funny, I always had the opposite experience. On I-95, for example, the traffic goes from 70-75ish in North Carolina, to 80-90ish in South Carolina. Same on I-77/I-85, people will barely hit 80 between Greensboro and Charlotte, but between Charlotte and Columbia everyone is flying by me, going 85.

One thing I consistently find in NC, is that when a speed limit changes from 65 to 55 (like a work zone), traffic keeps going 75. Yet, when the speed limit goes up to 70... traffic keeps going 75. I cannot figure this out. I guess I'm a "10mph over in all situations" driver.


And in regards to the original question, Atlanta has the fastest drivers. Not just in Atlanta, either.. those Georgia plates will cruise up and down I-95 going 90mph, it's crazy. It's always the Ohio, Penn, New York/New Jersey drivers that are holding everybody up.
You're right about the speed limit increasing once you reach SC...I guess I should have clarified that drivers with SC plates are the ones to slow down once they reach SC. About two weeks ago, I had to drive down to Columbia and it seems like everyone with SC plates already were going slow on 77 South in Charlotte, but when they hit Carowinds Blvd., they started going even slower. The only folks I see flying through SC, even though the speed limit is higher, are those without SC plates. I always see people with NC plates flying past me on 77 South...and I consider myself a pretty fast driver

I think South Carolinians in general are slow drivers.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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You're right about the speed limit increasing once you reach SC...I guess I should have clarified that drivers with SC plates are the ones to slow down once they reach SC.
I understood what you meant. I wasn't talking about the speed limit either, I was talking about the drivers.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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What's so "considerate" about slow drivers? Ohio drivers are both slow and they refuse to get out of your way. Michigan drivers are polar opposites: they clip along and generally regard the rules. If you need an invitation to change a lane or get on/off the freeway, may I suggest you stay out of Michigan.

Chicagoland isn't as bad at Atlanta, but it can be difficult. You have people from everywhere, and a lot of them.
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