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Old 09-20-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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People die in a car accidents all the time, it's just not as sensationalized on the news like a shooting , and people here really cannot drive here when there is a little snow or ice on the ground, i'm sure you are use to driving in wintery conditions.
Agreed!
I can drive really well in snow from my 3 winters experience in MN
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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People die in a car accidents all the time, it's just not as sensationalized on the news like a shooting , and people here really cannot drive here when there is a little snow or ice on the ground, i'm sure you are use to driving in wintery conditions.
Having moved here from a much more snowy locale, I can vouch for people in KC completely losing their driving skills the minute a touch of snow or ice is present. It IS scary, because I've spent most of my life driving in much more severe winter road conditions, but never anywhere with drivers who seem largely quite so ill-equipped to handle snow and ice in any amounts. Snow and ice aren't dangerous in KC...all the people who haven't the foggiest idea of how to drive in snow and ice are absolutely a danger.

To the OP, previous posters aren't saying that you'll get killed BY GANG VIOLENCE on the highways, they're saying that you're statistically more likely to die in a vehicle accident than you are to get caught up in a crossfire of gang violence, overall (which makes commuting in from the suburbs actually a fairly unsafe practice, by comparison, to living in-city in a low-crime area). And they are right. However, if you're more comfortable in suburbia, you're more comfortable in suburbia. They're just pointing out that there are a multitude of very safe places to live in Kansas City.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Having moved here from a much more snowy locale, I can vouch for people in KC completely losing their driving skills the minute a touch of snow or ice is present. It IS scary, because I've spent most of my life driving in much more severe winter road conditions, but never anywhere with drivers who seem largely quite so ill-equipped to handle snow and ice in any amounts. Snow and ice aren't dangerous in KC...all the people who haven't the foggiest idea of how to drive in snow and ice are absolutely a danger.

To the OP, previous posters aren't saying that you'll get killed BY GANG VIOLENCE on the highways, they're saying that you're statistically more likely to die in a vehicle accident than you are to get caught up in a crossfire of gang violence, overall (which makes commuting in from the suburbs actually a fairly unsafe practice, by comparison, to living in-city in a low-crime area). And they are right. However, if you're more comfortable in suburbia, you're more comfortable in suburbia. They're just pointing out that there are a multitude of very safe places to live in Kansas City.
Yes, that's exactly what I was saying. More people died in car accidents on MO roads last year than were murdered.

And Downtown is actually quite safe. And rarely have I seen otherwise posted here.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Having moved here from a much more snowy locale, I can vouch for people in KC completely losing their driving skills the minute a touch of snow or ice is present. It IS scary, because I've spent most of my life driving in much more severe winter road conditions, but never anywhere with drivers who seem largely quite so ill-equipped to handle snow and ice in any amounts. Snow and ice aren't dangerous in KC...all the people who haven't the foggiest idea of how to drive in snow and ice are absolutely a danger.

To the OP, previous posters aren't saying that you'll get killed BY GANG VIOLENCE on the highways, they're saying that you're statistically more likely to die in a vehicle accident than you are to get caught up in a crossfire of gang violence, overall (which makes commuting in from the suburbs actually a fairly unsafe practice, by comparison, to living in-city in a low-crime area). And they are right. However, if you're more comfortable in suburbia, you're more comfortable in suburbia. They're just pointing out that there are a multitude of very safe places to live in Kansas City.

I got it. Thanks
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