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Old 06-04-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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What is your observations on the slowest paced driving states? For example,every day on the way to and from work in NJ I am basically almost run off the road by some psychotic drivers and I am beyond sick of it and would ideally like to factor something like that into my relocation.
From what I have observed just on the east coast,so far my only experiences with somewhat sane drivers were actually only places like western VA and northern IN/MI.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicago.






j/k

Id have to say Tennessee. Good gork they are slow!!!! Just going to the store was an exercise in self-control. LOL
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Id have to say Tennessee. Good gork they are slow!!!! Just going to the store was an exercise in self-control. LOL
Yes but what part of TN? I have been through Bristol and if that's where the speedway is then I think the drivers are like they are in any NASCAR territory!
The Smoky Mtn/Pigeon Forge area seemed ok though.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Maine drivers tend to be pretty darn slow and polite, even.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Portland, Seattle, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Dallas have the most courteous drivers according to the yearly AutoVantage Road Rage survey.
https://www.autovantage.com/global/s...vAUTVANonlgs01
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Maine drivers tend to be pretty darn slow and polite, even.
Good because that was one of my 'summer' locales,although I've heard there's ALOT of tourist traffic there in summer.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Louisville isn't too bad as far as speed but you do have a few. For the most part they are pretty laid back drivers.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Dallas have the most courteous drivers according to the yearly AutoVantage Road Rage survey.
Now that's funny.
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Maine drivers are VERY slow once your away from the southern tip and the Portland region. Of course this may have to do with the fact that Maine also has the oldest median age of all 50 states. Looking at it from another aspect, the DC area drivers tend to move at a snail's pace because really, your life is comparable to a sardine in a can constantly. However, the one hour of the day you can actually accelerate, they do tend to make up well for the delay.
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Headed to the Shangri-La; The Orange County(Huntington Beach or Mission Viejo) this August!
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Maine (except for Portland) and Missouri (except for around St Louis and KC) have very well-mannered drivers. Generally speaking though, the farther south you go, the slower they are in America.. but not in all cases.

Here's my most and least favorites:

Maine-(far from much civilization)
Missouri-(close to the best driving experience I've ever had)
Denver-(not too bad, but interstate 25 is a raceway and redlights that never change green)
San Diego-(really friendly drivers which tends to dissapear once you get on a freeway)
Phoenix-(well-planned, but you still got jerks who want to cut you off on the I-10)
West Virginia-(If I have to drive on that interstate once more--I swear I'll cut my wrists!)
New Hampshire-(bit hurried compare to Maine counterparts, but rarely tailgate or drive dumb like Massachusetts)
Las Vegas-(jerks galore and new housing daily)
L.A.-(traffic 24/7, so people don't plan on getting somewhere in 5 minutes anymore)
Providence(what a little zoo full of graffiti and vandalism. There's nothing of importance there-so why the rush? -Well, they want to leave and quickly get to places like NYC and Boston.)
Portland, OR(not too bad, very good plannning)
Chicago(Boston of the MidWest, manners don't exist..)
Florida -(horrible drivers, i hear it all the time many w/o insurance)
San Francisco-(not the traffic persay-but driving-wise their heads are up their butts!)
NYC-(the manhattan grid aka the zoo york-so horrible horrible driving,,)
(YES, I driven in all of these place.. I am a traveling nut)


Avoid anywhere from Massachusetts, CT, RI, downstate NY, or NJ)

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