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View Poll Results: Which U.S. metropolitan region has the worst traffic and drivers?
Atlanta 9 7.83%
Dallas-Ft. Worth 3 2.61%
Houston 4 3.48%
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 15 13.04%
Chicagoland 8 6.96%
Philadelphia 2 1.74%
NYC/Northern New Jersey/Long Island 8 6.96%
Los Angeles-Long Beach 26 22.61%
Boston 6 5.22%
Washington, D.C./North Virginia/MD 34 29.57%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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DC, yikes! I lived close to the beltway and it was a nightmare to drive on... glad I don't have to deal with it anymore.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Miami
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My vote Miami-Ft.Lauderdale.
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Los Angeles
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Miami has the worst drivers and Los Angeles has the worst traffic. I actually like L.A.'s freeway system but the traffic is a ***** to drive in. Miami drivers downright scare me!

Who voted for Atlanta? I mean it has bad traffic but it's nothing compared to LA, Miami, DC, Houston, etc. I've never had a problem driving in Atlanta...
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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It can take you literally HOURS to drive less than 20 miles around the DC beltway, and that's not even during rush hour. It's definitely one of the most (if not the most) congested and aggressive driving areas in the country.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Been there, done that...DC hands down...haven't lived in the region for almost 10 years and it still gives me nightmares to this day.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'd say worst traffic is in L.A. and D.C.

I'd say worst drivers are in Miami and Boston. Freakin Mass-holes!
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:58 PM
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Just got back from a 15 mile round trip from NoVa to DC. Literally 2.5 hours of driving slightly after rush hour. I've realized quickly that if you live in this area, save any trip > 20 miles for the weekends unless it is an absolute necessity.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Who voted for Atlanta? I mean it has bad traffic but it's nothing compared to LA, Miami, DC, Houston, etc. I've never had a problem driving in Atlanta...
I did.
LA didn't scare me, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale was ok (the Florida turnpike was scary as hell though) and Chicago is easy to deal with (the CITY not the burbs... drivers are scarier in the burbs. taxi drivers you learn to ignore or just deal with). Atlanta however you have to put yourself into the NASCAR mentality because if you don't you will get run off the roads -- even by police officers (yes, that actually happened to my friends and I once, a police car almost ran us off the road, and even though my friend didn't want to honk at the police car he had to or we would have been in the ditch.)

The rest of the cities I can't really say since I've never driven in them.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Traffic's pretty bad in the DC metro
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