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Old 04-24-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Does anyone get annoyed at overly polite drivers?
No.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:12 AM
 
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California drivers are horrible in general. I blame not learning to drive in the snow. I guess the dry roads and sunny days encourages texting while driving while eating while smoking while applying makeup while yelling at your 4 kids in the back of your enormous SUV.
Funny, I thought that only happened in Jersey.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I just wanted to say that L.A. drivers tend to be rude, mean and discourteous. I don't know who to describe it. But when you turn on your blinkers, they cut you off deliberately. People also love to flip the bird here.

My mom, brother and I were driving and filming the beaches near Redondo Beach, and a car pulls up alongside us and starts to flick their middle fingers at the camera.

I don't know. People are just shady and unprofessional here.
come on, you don't really think they are much different from drivers in other large metro areas do you? Try driving in the DC area or DAllas? Evcen here in NWA we have both consideration and impatient drivers, we have speeders and slow pokes and we have those who cut in and out of traffic like it is a game of cat and mouse. Texas drivers think turn signals were invented to be used for other drivers, but not them. I could go on and on. It is the price we pay for driving in the big city...
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Wow. You really need to put the remote down and back away from the TV!
Back away from the TV? I live in California! I drive this **** every day!

I happen to be from a non-California location (which allows me to make a comparison, because, you know, perspective)

I suppose if you've only ever lived in California your entire life it'd be easy to think you're all awesome drivers. Sorry, you're not. The DMV's driving tests are laughably easy and people in California (Northern California especially) don't pay attention to what they're doing, drive infuriatingly slow (although SoCal doesn't have this problem), and merge randomly and without looking.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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trust me when I say this, I have lived in LA/OC and SD and the drivers there are nothing compared to the drivers here in San Antonio where I currently reside

San Antonio drivers have the worst drivers. period

I will take the LA drivers anyday
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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trust me when I say this, I have lived in LA/OC and SD and the drivers there are nothing compared to the drivers here in San Antonio where I currently reside

San Antonio drivers have the worst drivers. period

I will take the LA drivers anyday
SoCal drivers aren't too horrible. They'll at least drive the speed limit or faster, and are better at looking than Northern California drivers.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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SoCal drivers aren't too horrible. They'll at least drive the speed limit or faster, and are better at looking than Northern California drivers.
Spent the weekend all over L.A. and OC, on 5, 405, 110, and 10. All kinds of scary-bad displays of crapdriving all over the place, 98% of which was idiots gawking at their phones and swervedriving, accelerating, and/or randomly stomping on their brakes for no apparent reason. We got some choice fools up here in NorCal, but Daaaayaamnnn!! WTF, L.A.? Used to have the best drivers back in the day (because you had to be good to survive).
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Spent the weekend all over L.A. and OC, on 5, 405, 110, and 10. All kinds of scary-bad displays of crapdriving all over the place, 98% of which was idiots gawking at their phones and swervedriving, accelerating, and/or randomly stomping on their brakes for no apparent reason. We got some choice fools up here in NorCal, but Daaaayaamnnn!! WTF, L.A.? Used to have the best drivers back in the day (because you had to be good to survive).
That's still true, though there are more and more lousy drivers driving on the roads these days that's all. And a lot of out of towners/tourists who aren't familiar with the area, style of driving, traffic volume...etc.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Moderate conservative for Obama.
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California drivers are horrible in general. I blame not learning to drive in the snow. I guess the dry roads and sunny days encourages texting while driving while eating while smoking while applying makeup while yelling at your 4 kids in the back of your enormous SUV.

Im afraid theres an ounce of truth of what shes said, i've driven around the world, ive seen drivers go through gaps nothing short of a hairline on both sides and lives to do it over and over again, i've seem people from another part of the world go through narrow gaps, drive fast round corners in the rain with ease. Here in LA however, they do have some of the rudest mindless punks ever behind the wheel.
They drive fast in nice open roads, incredibly slow round the corners, brakes late and very hard, almost next to useless in the rain. And in the snow? omg
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Im afraid theres an ounce of truth of what shes said, i've driven around the world, ive seen drivers go through gaps nothing short of a hairline on both sides and lives to do it over and over again, i've seem people from another part of the world go through narrow gaps, drive fast round corners in the rain with ease. Here in LA however, they do have some of the rudest mindless punks ever behind the wheel.
They drive fast in nice open roads, incredibly slow round the corners, brakes late and very hard, almost next to useless in the rain. And in the snow? omg
Well, it doesn't snow in LA and doesn't rain that much either so no, OF COURSE people in LA aren't going to be as suave behind the wheel in those conditions.
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