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Old 03-01-2021, 10:05 PM
 
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which place in Florida is the riskiest to drive and safest?

My choices-
Miami and Doral- Riskiest & Worst
Panama City in the off season - safest and easiest.Applies to most places in the pan handle.



What say you?
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Not too far East of the Everglades
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It's REALLY America, Not just a Florida thing anylonger and for many years.

What can I tell you. Ask any long distance trucker out there and they will tell you that the Bad Drivers in this Country are a Pandemia without any vaccines to resolve it.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Orlando because of the huge amount of tourists. Miami just have to be aggressive and aware.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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Miami the riskiest—red lights and stop signs are merely suggestions and a high percentage of uninsured motorists. Then there is the patented let’s exit the highway from the extreme left lane at the last second. Equally dangerous for pedestrians who are merely speed bumps.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Flawduh
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Orlando because of the huge amount of tourists. Miami just have to be aggressive and aware.
I second this. Never seen anything as reckless as Orlando, and it's largely due to the tourists.

Miami is more aggressive.
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:31 PM
 
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Is Orlando's issue all about the tourists?

I see crazy stuff in areas most tourists don't even know exist.
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:53 PM
 
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Is Orlando's issue all about the tourists?

I see crazy stuff in areas most tourists don't even know exist.



Not just tourists. Too many inexperienced and immature drivers, poor quality law enforcement that doesn't do enough to address the bad driving behavior... so nobody learns their lesson.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Not too far East of the Everglades
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Law Enforcement in SW Miami is NIL, until one takes off at 4:45 AM making noise and the Christmas Tree Lights on, followed by at least 4 more Clowns doinn the same..for what ???

35 mph Zones By me, people are driving and doinn 70 MPH..No Cops ?? Blame it on the Economy..and the Politicians that have allowed all this to happen for YEARS
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:08 AM
 
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Is Orlando's issue all about the tourists?

I see crazy stuff in areas most tourists don't even know exist.
This.

Not many tourists in Winter Park/NE Orlando. Lots of UCF stickers and license plate frames, though. Lots of soccer moms in their suburban assault vehicles.

From my very unscientific observation it's 2-3% of the drivers that are complete sociopaths. My wife was getting coffee the other day and the barista and the lady at the counter were trading war stories/bragging about their speeding and getting tickets. One of them for doubling the speed limit in a school zone at 3pm and then complaining about how she shouldn't have gotten a ticket.

Yeah, the psychos on the road around here are almost entirely "Flo Grown".

Central Florida is top 5 worst for distracted driving
https://www.valuepenguin.com/auto-in...racted-driving

For total crashes and fatalities it looks like Orange might be #2 behind Miami-Dade (at least in per capita terms.)
https://www.flhsmv.gov/traffic-crash...ash-dashboard/

Ideally we'd go after the worst 0.5% of drivers but even just a focus on getting the worst 0.1% of the drivers off the road (about 15,000 drivers across the state) would go a long way towards making the roads safer and sending a message. In Orange County that would work out to the worst 870 drivers. Over a two year period that's just over 1 driver per day. You wouldn't even really need to do anything extra aside from some tougher legislation about license suspension, like lowering the points threshold. That's the only way you bring the death toll down. It's bad out there. We're not in the top 10 but we're #11.
https://www.reviews.com/insurance/ca...s-for-driving/
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Flawduh
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This.

Not many tourists in Winter Park/NE Orlando. Lots of UCF stickers and license plate frames, though. Lots of soccer moms in their suburban assault vehicles.
Oh, yes of course drivers are bad all over Central Florida, especially East/NE.
But from my observation, the absolute worst of the worst tends to be on that I-4 stretch around the theme parks... Past Millenia, before Champion's Gate.
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