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Old 02-07-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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While Philly is bad, I think NYC/Northeastern NJ and DC are worse.
DC was volleying #1 spot with LA and NYC for a few years there. Not sure where they are at now. The last time I was back in the DC area(about 2 years ago) the traffic was even worse than I remembered it when I left.

- Run every red light
- Yellow means floor it before the light turns red
- Floor it to the end of the on-ramp then cut off whoever is to the left of you, then slam on your brakes to avoid hitting the car in front of them
- Enter the highway and cut across 6 or 7 lanes of traffic to go immediately to the left lane
- Don't use turn signals
- Cut across 6 or 7 lanes of traffic to immediately exit the highway
- Don't use your turn signal
- Anything paved is a roadway
- Anything with grass on it is sometimes a roadway, if needed
- Drive over medians to make u-turns
- Make a left from the right lane
- Make a right from the left lane
- Signal one direction, then go the other
- Minimum rush hour speed is 80 Mph in a 55
- If you keep more than 1.5 car lengths ahead of you, be prepared to be cut-off over and over again until you close that gap
- Make any risky move necessary to get just one extra car length ahead
- Using turn signals is alerting everyone to your next move, then you can't get a jump on them

My car was being hit pretty regularly. Taps scrapes bumps. About once every 2 or 3 years, seriously enough to go into the shop. Most stuff is never reported to insurance or police because this stuff was happening all the time. I used to call driving home in rush-hour traffic going to play "bumper cars."
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Spot on, equid0x. I haven't visited some of the other hot spots, like Boston, but I imagine it's just as bad.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:35 AM
 
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A couple of things I caught on dash cam last week.

In the top one watch the lane to my left. The light is very red when that cab goes through.

In the bottom one I'm going about 50. That Corvette was going fast enough that when I checked my rear view right before he went past he wasn't there.

https://imgur.com/a/BU1AzIV
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:55 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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86 highway crashes..... great driving in Nevada.

https://www.ktnv.com/news/flood-warn...xT2549SITwNfzA
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Old Yesterday, 12:14 AM
 
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86 highway crashes..... great driving in Nevada.

https://www.ktnv.com/news/flood-warn...xT2549SITwNfzA
The attached video is North on the 215 going home. (I live on the NW side)
Rained like hell but I had the Jeep in 4 wheel drive. (Disregard the date-time stamp. It doesn't work anymore on my dash cam)

https://youtu.be/C2K3gdGr7rk
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
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No disrespect but I think Nevada drivers are overly that great. I have never seen as many fender benders, crashes in comparison to the UK. I did pass my drive test 1st go here from the UK at W Flamingo and in comparison it was relatively easy. I do think the DMV should toughen up a bit. Not to sound disrespectful as I know there are plenty of good drivers here but I have witnessed many not even looking in mirrors, checking blind spots, just reversing out of spots with lack of mirror checks and just simply hoping for the best, poor lane positions, not adjusting speed to conditions, not understanding how a 4 way stop actually works etc. Just my thoughts.
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM
 
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No disrespect but I think Nevada drivers are overly that great. I have never seen as many fender benders, crashes in comparison to the UK. I did pass my drive test 1st go here from the UK at W Flamingo and in comparison it was relatively easy. I do think the DMV should toughen up a bit. Not to sound disrespectful as I know there are plenty of good drivers here but I have witnessed many not even looking in mirrors, checking blind spots, just reversing out of spots with lack of mirror checks and just simply hoping for the best, poor lane positions, not adjusting speed to conditions, not understanding how a 4 way stop actually works etc. Just my thoughts.
No offense, but this is not Europe. Just by your observing what you have, you are being way too over analytical. We are all about getting from point A > B > A with little to no regard for common sense behavior. What you describe seems to be a very logical, basic "rules of the road" thought process. Well we don't do that here. Welcome to America.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Anytime I run into a very aggressive driver here in Tucson, my immediate thought: Oh crap! Somebody just moved here from Las Vegas!
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 PM
 
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Anytime I run into a very aggressive driver here in Tucson, my immediate thought: Oh crap! Somebody just moved here from Las Vegas!
PTSD via SoNev much?
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Old Yesterday, 09:04 PM
 
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Most US states don't require any driving school before getting a license. Rules of the road are similar in each state, but have some variations like whether you can pass on the inside, or roll a right turn on a stop sign. Also, different regions have different driving styles.

Throw all of it together in an area with a lot of people from different places and you end up with a roadway circus.
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