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Old 01-17-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Horrible drivers are the tourists. I lived in Florida for 20 years. Every other car is like driving down I-4 swerving over the road with some Canadian looking for Disney World.
And the old folks, God bless them. 90 year old senior citizens retired in Florida driving all over Orlando and can't see over the steering wheel. The only thing worse is driving to Sarasota and Bradenton, as old as Orlando drivers are, there parents are alive and driving in Sarasota.
The ones you describe are the lesser of theproblems in Lakeland area. Get off at any of the Lakeland exits off I-4 and drive around.and you will quickly feel where the problems are coming from. I agree driving on any stretch of I-4 is suicide. I will not drive in Orlando and Tampa Bay area is another one. It's a disgrace the state has allowed things to get this bad. Lack of a enough highways. Hardly any police monitoring the awful driving. No real interest or push for proper public transit, other than some in Orlando. It's just to many cars and no other ways to move people down here. Its both and ignorance and arrogance not to address these problems. I'm concerned about the calibre of people and the abusive types behaviors I see driving here. It's not saying much for the standard of living here. You just never know when some low life will purposely tail gate you. purposely hit you for the insurance claim. Or just get mad follow you and shoot you. I don't think it's the whole state, but the I-4 area, and So Fla has some real nutters driving the roads. The amount driving around without insurance is scary enough.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I hear negative things about Florida that guns are legal and stuff, we are booking for a week and wanted to know how is it there, were heading to Orlando and especially after the 2 mass shootings we wanted to know if it is really safe still for people to travel to that same city?
This is CITY DATA!!!!!


the whole point of this site is that it provides data about the USA and the various cities in it.

YOU can simply view the stats and how FL or the city your are going to compares with where you live....


super easy...
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Smh
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Alligators.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Alligators.


yep!




Huge gator spotted taking stroll in Florida reserve | Fox News
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Nope! Florida is a very unsafe place.

I am currently typing this while hiding under my bed.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Be careful walking, or cycling in Florida. Fort Myers-Cape Coral has the highest pedestrian death rate in the USA, by far. The Orlando area has the USA's second-worst. Roads tend to be very wide and poorly designed, and there is a lack of sidewalks and bike-friendly features.

If you're in Orlando, the ghettoist area is Orange Blossom Trail (highway 192) near downtown.

Florida is 800 miles long (from Pensacola to Key West) by the way, so there is wide variation among its different regions.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Why in the world would someone be worried about a legal gun. It's the illegal ones already where you live you need to worry about.
Yup, I'll bet most murders are committed by felons who are not owning a gun legally.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Be careful walking, or cycling in Florida. Fort Myers-Cape Coral has the highest pedestrian death rate in the USA, by far. The Orlando area has the USA's second-worst. Roads tend to be very wide and poorly designed, and there is a lack of sidewalks and bike-friendly features.

If you're in Orlando, the ghettoist area is Orange Blossom Trail (highway 192) near downtown.

Florida is 800 miles long (from Pensacola to Key West) by the way, so there is wide variation among its different regions.
Orange Blossom Trail near Downtown is Highway 17-92, and that is hardly the most ghetto area. In fact, that area is under major redevelopment.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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Orange Blossom Trail near Downtown is Highway 17-92, and that is hardly the most ghetto area. In fact, that area is under major redevelopment.
OBT south of downtown used to be a tough place back a couple decades ago. Industrial area with run down neighborhoods (and a spattering of working class housing developments). Strip joints and hookers prowling the street at night.
Glad to hear they are cleaning that up.

But, regarding this thread, which is silly - tourists don't really visit Orlando anyways, they all hang at Lake Buena Vista area or International Drive and think it's Orlando, although it's way south of Orlando.
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