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Old 08-09-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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And Miami didn't even make the list? Something's wrong with this picture.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Yeah Fort Lauderdale is bad, but Miami tops them all. The person who created this list never drove in Miami obviously. It is like driving in Mexico there.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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They're not talking how bad it is to drive in these cities..... They're talking about fatalities per 100,000 poplulation (DANGEROUS)... ..... and the Ft. Lauderdale area ranks up there unfortunately..... The reporter got these statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration.....

I attibrute this to higher speeds you're able to attain on the Turnpike, I-95, I-75, Sawgrass Expressway and Alligator Alley in Broward county compared to Miami-Dade

Higher speed crashes leads to more fatalities....... Thus the report.....

Yes, Miami is hell to drive around in as most of the drivers are idiots.....
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Top list of a-hole drivers? Ft. Lauderdale for sure.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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They're not talking how bad it is to drive in these cities..... They're talking about fatalities per 100,000 poplulation (DANGEROUS)... ..... and the Ft. Lauderdale area ranks up there unfortunately..... The reporter got these statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration.....

I attibrute this to higher speeds you're able to attain on the Turnpike, I-95, I-75, Sawgrass Expressway and Alligator Alley in Broward county compared to Miami-Dade

Higher speed crashes leads to more fatalities....... Thus the report.....

Yes, Miami is hell to drive around in as most of the drivers are idiots.....
It's people who live here. They don't know how to drive period. Just look at the driving test down here, I did mine in a parking lot! That doesn't show real driving skill, it shows you wouldn't hit grandma in the supermarket parking lot.

If we did a real road test for new drivers, half of the drivers would fail tonight. Add poor driving skill, with smartphones, loud music, annoying kids in the back seat, and of course a dash of SF disregard for anyone but yourself you can see why the South FL metro is on the top of these driver/rudest/dangerous lists.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Default 3rd world countries

you guys are right and on point. They have no laws when it comes to driving in 3rd world countries and SOUTH FLORIDA tops the list in the nation with immigrants from these countries so this comes as no surprise for me. If you go to any of these countries the drive 100 miles per hour on school roads and wear no seat belts. no one hardly get pull over for running red lights or no one gets ticketed for speeding so they come to America with that same SPEED and ANGRY DRIVING MENTALITY.


I also forget the elderly drivers who are so old that sometimes they mistake the gas for the brake pedal. They also clog up broward with their 20 mile per hour driving in the 45 zone.

SO MANY BAD COMBINATION OF CIRCUMSTANCES LEAD TO HORRIBLE DRIVING.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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I'm not sure if the immigration is the biggest factor because Miami didn't make the list, and most other cities on the list were relatively low on immigrants. And from personal experience here, I have seen plenty of crazy Confederate-flagged cars fly through school zones and change lanes without a signal or blind spot check, and plenty of "anglos" clog the left lane. There seems to be a generalized lack of driving skill among most South Floridians, regardless of where they come from, and I'm not just being PC either. I think the reason Miami didn't make the list is also because of the much slower speeds traveled on most streets and highways there.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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They're not talking how bad it is to drive in these cities..... They're talking about fatalities per 100,000 poplulation (DANGEROUS)... ..... and the Ft. Lauderdale area ranks up there unfortunately..... The reporter got these statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration.....

I attibrute this to higher speeds you're able to attain on the Turnpike, I-95, I-75, Sawgrass Expressway and Alligator Alley in Broward county compared to Miami-Dade

Higher speed crashes leads to more fatalities....... Thus the report.....

Yes, Miami is hell to drive around in as most of the drivers are idiots.....

It is the difference in speed between moving objects that is dangerous.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It is the difference in speed between moving objects that is dangerous.
But it's the speed that determines the liklihood of a fatality. Expressway speed limits in Miami: 55. In Fort Lauderdale: 65 with less congestion and more opportunity to drive fast. In each case, add 15-20 mph for the fastest drivers...who love to pass you on the right even if you're in a center lane.
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