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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wouldn't the bottom be the best?

If Henderson is 56th and Las Vegas is 117th, and educated guess would be that a higher number is worse.
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 PM
 
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The sheer volume of accidents is mind boggling.
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Old Today, 03:49 AM
 
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The sheer volume of accidents is mind boggling.
Wait until it rains. 5 drops hit the ground and you start to hear sirens. A consultant doctor I was working with needed to go back to Phoenix for his weekend. It started raining. His flight wasnít for two hours. I told him to leave now, based on the above. He scoffed at me. Then the sirens started. He got his ass into his rental car and left.

I just smirked. Because itís absolutely true. Saw a truck do a 180 coming off a left turn on Rainbow last time we had a good shower.
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Old Today, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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If Henderson is 56th and Las Vegas is 117th, and educated guess would be that a higher number is worse.
And educated guess? Or an educated guess lol?

I remember dreading 11th grade and to have to drive around in the car with the shop teacher, who was also the drivers ed teacher, and that large yellow with bold black lettering STUDENT DRIVER sign on the roof. When I started the class, of course, it was those scared straight accident films. I'm sure there were instructive ones too, but the gore is what you remember. Then two in the back, you're up behind the wheel, and teach is shotgun. Don't get so close - if you can't see the bottom of his rear bumper you are too close. No, not at 55mph, this was AT A COMPLETE STOP. I know that may be new information to many of you, but that tip was free.

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Old Today, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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If you are taught correctly and develop the right skills and attitude, it doesn't matter where you're driving. Driving school teaches that. Even the motorcycle defensive driver class (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) will make you a better driver on two and four wheels. It's inescapable.
My husband, who had taken the FBI defensive driving course, almost lost it a few times in and around large cities. DC, NY, and Boston have notoriously bad drivers. Houston, LA, and anything near San Francisco are also on the short list. Let's not forget Atlanta.
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Old Today, 08:27 AM
 
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My husband, who had taken the FBI defensive driving course, almost lost it a few times in and around large cities. DC, NY, and Boston have notoriously bad drivers. Houston, LA, and anything near San Francisco are also on the short list. Let's not forget Atlanta.
When I was up in Oakland for several months for work, I saw driving that made me almost **** my pants. I was in a taxi, some guy misses his turn and floors it in reverse. Almost hit us. I learned some new Armenian curse words that day.
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Old Today, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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And educated guess? Or an educated guess lol?

I remember dreading 11th grade and to have to drive around in the car with the shop teacher, who was also the drivers ed teacher, and that large yellow with bold black lettering STUDENT DRIVER sign on the roof. When I started the class, of course, it was those scared straight accident films. I'm sure there were instructive ones too, but the gore is what you remember. Then two in the back, you're up behind the wheel, and teach is shotgun. Don't get so close - if you can't see the bottom of his rear bumper you are too close. No, not at 55mph, this was AT A COMPLETE STOP. I know that may be new information to many of you, but that tip was free.

I think you can figure it out. I have a swipe keyboard, and by the time you typed in a response I could have written an entire novel. I understand the irony however.

I was taught you need to see the tires at all times. Although super rare, if the car in front stalls and is unable to start, you may be boxed in if too close. I also want to breathing as little as carbon monoxide as possible, and if you're right up against their exhaust and running the AC or fan with outside air, you will get the full grunt of it.

I've said it before, I believe stop signs are a huge problem. Some drivers don't see them, others mistake 4 way stop signs for 2 way.

Another one is herd mentality, drivers see others in front of them turning left at an intersection and they just follow the crowd not realizing they need to yield to oncoming traffic.
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Old Today, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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my big pet peeve is almost every car commercial promotes speed in some fashion in order to sell the performance of their cars. I just dont get it. unless you want to go to germany and drive on their autobahn, there's not many places you can legally drive at high rates of speed. the urge to "to put the petal to the metal" is overwhelming to so many folks who purchase high performance engines whether in sports cars or other vehicles.
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Old Today, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I was taught..
this is the key to everything.
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