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Old 03-24-2019, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Various
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I once made the mistake of driving through Cairo. Still haven't recovered.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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The entire state of Florida.



Guadalajara was a thrill a minute, too.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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I must nominate the drivers of Michigan, and Detroit specifically. I live about three miles south of the Ohio-Michigan border, and regularly see Michigan plated vehicles tailgating and speeding. The tailgating is the worst. I attribute it to the car culture in Michigan, and that their highways, while poorly maintained, are otherwise great to drive.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't know. I went to visit my friend in Arlington, VA, cutting through DC to get there.

When I made it to her house, I said, "Wow, there's a place where the traffic is worse than Jersey."

Of course, NJ is not a city, but it's the most densely populated state in the union, and the traffic is hell. You have to drive aggressively and always on edge.

But DC/Arlington has us beat.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Miami is a melding of Latin and gringo cultures, they don't follow the same rules.

The driving age in NYC is 18. That means 8,000,000 people that never took driver ed.
But they are subject to the same rules. If everybody followed common sense, traffic laws, and practiced a bit of courtesy there'd be a lot fewer accidents and deaths.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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In NYC you will shoot yourseld in the foot if you turn on the lane changing signal before actually changing the lane.

They will all gang up on you and block the lane for you to not get in.


The way it works is, if you see a space of a needle between the two cars in the lane next to you, close your eyes SHOVE YOUR CAR IN !!

And then let them cuss and honk at you!
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Between Chicago, NYC, and Boston, which one do you think it is? Feel free to name your own too.
Admittedly I've not actually driven in NYC, but my vote goes to Boston - they drive crazy!
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Admittedly I've not actually driven in NYC, but my vote goes to Boston - they drive crazy!
I drove in NYC today and my vote goes to Boston.

In most cities, highway driving is pretty much the same -- except for Boston. For some reason, the entrance ramps on MA's Route 128 are very short. MA drivers take these ramps at fast speeds assuming that drivers will move out of their way. Same for the Mass Pike.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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But they are subject to the same rules. If everybody followed common sense, traffic laws, and practiced a bit of courtesy there'd be a lot fewer accidents and deaths.
In Latin America, everyone follows a common sense rule that is completely lost on gringoes: If someone else takes the right of way, I can't have it too, just because some book says I am supposed to have it. Two cars can't occupy the same space at the same time.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:15 PM
 
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I drove in NYC today and my vote goes to Boston.

In most cities, highway driving is pretty much the same -- except for Boston. For some reason, the entrance ramps on MA's Route 128 are very short. MA drivers take these ramps at fast speeds assuming that drivers will move out of their way. Same for the Mass Pike.
True. Boston area drivers often pull onto highways from exit ramps and force drivers to slow down to make room for them. It’s even worse if you have a divided highway with egress from shopping malls and restaurants and the like; here they’ll simply pull out into the right hand lane and force the driver occupying that lane to slow way down and accommodate them. Route 1 north of Boston is an infamous example.

Boston drivers also pull what one friend of mine calls the “snouter.” If there’s a busy two lane road and someone wants to take a left onto it, they’ll pull halfway out if something opens up and block oncoming traffic until the lane they want to turn into opens up, blocking the flow of traffic in the process.

Boston is the only place I ever saw triple parking as well. There was a line of parked cars by the curb, two double parked cars next to it, and yet another car triple parked next to them. Only one lane of traffic was open on the street at the time. Unbelievable.
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