U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: What percentage of LA's traffic snarls are caused by bad drivers?
Less than 5 percent 1 9.09%
5-25% 4 36.36%
25-50% 0 0%
50-75% 3 27.27%
75-99% 2 18.18%
Every single last one. 1 9.09%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
Old 02-06-2011, 08:49 AM
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
3,606 posts, read 7,338,387 times
Reputation: 2770


Hello Angelenos!

Just spent a week negotiating LA's streets and freeways (>3 hours a day, different areas each day).

In order to make a megalopolis this congested work so smoothly, the numbers say that the majority of drivers have to be average or better, and I believe that. But the worst drivers in your fair area are the worst drivers anywhere, and this belief comes from driving hundreds of miles each throughout 25 major metro areas in the past year.

The worst part is that these horrid drivers aren't talking on their cellphones or texting while driving, or not that I could tell.. they're just horrendously bad.

What puzzles me is how the bad LA drivers still manage to stay bad behind the wheel. Surely at some point they would no longer be able to drive after a number of accidents, or other aggrieved motorists would follow them and give them a healthy knuckle sandwich?

I've attached a tangentially related poll.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 02-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Location: Pomona
1,955 posts, read 9,229,632 times
Reputation: 1531
Wrecks are inherently caused by folks not doing what they're supposed to be doing - which is driving.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2011, 11:27 AM
3,552 posts, read 5,394,815 times
Reputation: 3448
A couple months ago the 101 was backed up by some rap band who did an impromptu concert right there in the middle of the freeway. That's one of those things you read about and you just go "Only in LA!"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2011, 11:30 AM
18 posts, read 36,979 times
Reputation: 11
They are looking for that oh-so-ever-evasive thing that they need RIGHT NOW. So what if that means their eyes are not on the road?

Driving, what?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top