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Old 07-08-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I have to drive I 16 about 4 to 5 times a year and have done so for many. many years now. It is a great highway to have a long converstion with my family ( who are normally with me on this jaunt ), listen to cd's or books on tape.

Though I haven't seen many horrific wrecks on this hwy (thank goodness ), I do know they occur and that the wait time for emergency services to reach the accident can be a very long one by Atlanta standards ( I know an ER Doctor in one of the towns just off the highway ). So anyone tempted to really , really speed on this hwy might want to think again.

The craziest thing I have ever seen on this highway happened just recently a few miles south of Macon. It was a 6 to 7 foot Alligator l( I kid you not !!) right in the middle of the highway .It had recently been hit . When I first saw it , I thought it was a blown truck tire but as I got closer and saw what it really was - it tripped me out . In all my years as a southerner , I've never seen that before.

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Old 07-11-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I have driven on probably 75% of the Interstate highways in the US at one time or another, over 30 years, and I have to say that I-16 is one of the most boring and desolate stretches of highway anywhere.
I'd say it's even worse than I-90 across the southern part of Minnesota, and that isn't a stretch to write home about, either.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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All of I-10 in Florida except for Tallahasse and Jacksonville is pretty bad. That would be 310 miles of nothing on a 360 mile road. All of I-10 in western Texas is also really bad, as is I-40 from OK City to Amarillo.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I would never recommended anyone drive this road at night. It was boring me in the daytime so I know it will put you to sleep at night. It was so boring, I drove faster once I saw <50 miles to Savannah because I couldn't take it anymore. I left ATL about 10ish and I was in Savannah by minutes to 1.

I don't know the speed traps off my head but Trapster.com has alot for 16 but I just saw a couple DPS Tahoes and 1 GSP the whole trip.

I don't remember any potholes. It was smooth and flat to me. Just absloutely nothing to look at besides one or two farms.

Honestly, most of the roads in the South are boring outside of the main cities.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Honestly, most of the roads in the South are boring outside of the main cities.
.....that goes for several parts of the country and not just the south. It's pretty boring stretching across PA headed toward NJ coming from OH.

And I couldnt even imagine going for long drives through those rural but large in land size mountain west states.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I have driven on probably 75% of the Interstate highways in the US at one time or another, over 30 years, and I have to say that I-16 is one of the most boring and desolate stretches of highway anywhere.

Unlike other places, there is absolutely no scenery to speak of, and nowhere to stop along the way except a few places that look like they should have been in the move "Deliverance."

The only stretch that rivals I-16 is I-70 in Missouri. That's a flat stretch with no trees between St Louis and KC that is mind numbing.
At least I-70 in Missouri has an oasis in Columbia, and the urbanized area of St. Louis extends about 40 miles out from downtown to Wentzville.

I-16 has literally nothing between Macon and Savannah, and driving through east Georgia doesn't just bore me -- it depresses me.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I-16 has got to be one of the most boring drives in the country. At least top 3.
I've driven it numerous times and just did it again this past Monday..at night. I left Marietta at 12:15am and arrived in Savannah by 4:05am.
Only a handful of cars the whole drive from Macon to Savannah. The worst part is from Bleckley County to Candler County. It gets pretty bumpy on the right lane. Truetlen County has the least amount of traffic (mainly because it's exactly halfway between Macon & Savannah and it's most rural).
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I love I-16. A great and clean way through from Atlanta to Savannah, light traffic and a roll down through the piedmont.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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The segment around Reidsville to Metter, IIRC, would go on the list.
I was always tired by that point--ATL to Savannah.

I cannot recall specific roads but I enjoy driving north of Atlanta after I85.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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The whole thing is boring!
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