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Old 07-24-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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Florida tops them all. I saw a man with a veteran's hat - a WWII vet - driving in the left hand lane going 35 miles an hour with the right turn signal on, and no turnoff for at least 10 miles.

And then there are the "Jesus is my copilot" drivers. Not necessarily with the bumper sticker, but they just pull out into traffic without looking, assuming that someone up in heaven is looking after their safety.
There's two problems with Florida drivers... First no one driving in Florida is FROM Florida anymore. And Secondly, Florida driving problems are a daytime occurrence. After the early bird special 75% of the traffic go home because, like me, they hate to drive at night anymore. After 6pm driving in Florida is usually a breeze.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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There's two problems with Florida drivers... First no one driving in Florida is FROM Florida anymore. And Secondly, Florida driving problems are a daytime occurrence. After the early bird special 75% of the traffic go home because, like me, they hate to drive at night anymore. After 6pm driving in Florida is usually a breeze.
That’s when the frustrated hot rod kids are out. But generally you are correct, after around 8pm most seniors are home and tucked into bed.

But it’s still scary when you see an elderly woman at a restaurant - with HER mother.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default Georgia drivers....

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Florida tops them all. I saw a man with a veteran's hat - a WWII vet - driving in the left hand lane going 35 miles an hour with the right turn signal on, and no turnoff for at least 10 miles.

And then there are the "Jesus is my copilot" drivers. Not necessarily with the bumper sticker, but they just pull out into traffic without looking, assuming that someone up in heaven is looking after their safety.
We have untold multitudes of the equivalent to those Florida "Jesus is my Co-pilot" type drivers here in Georgia, as we all see every day on the roads. Here in Georgia they are specifically demarcated for us via their "In God We Trust" car plates.
Anecdotally speaking, they are neither any safer than the general driving populace in terms of their driving behavior nor any more courteous than the general driving populace. Both of those observations made by me are head scratchers in view of the platform of public preaching of their beliefs that the "In God We Trust" tag gives them.


And sadly, it is a visible example of the overall poor driving skill set & courtesy that Georgia drivers bring to to the road.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Alot of drivers in the Atlanta metro are from the Northeastern states, or Chicago, and they brought their driving habits with them. They are extremely impatient, intolerant and down-right rude when you are just obeying the law. I have become so numb to it that I have stopped honking my horn when someone pulls out infront of me with a rulers space of distance between us, or when I get cut-off by someone weaving in and out of traffic passing on the right at 90+ MPH, or when you don't make a right turn on red due to safety concerns - they just sit there on their horn.

... But ... Georgia is not the only offender in this category.

Dallas and Houston are far far far worse....and with much bigger vehicles too.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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We have untold multitudes of the equivalent to those Florida "Jesus is my Co-pilot" type drivers here in Georgia, as we all see every day on the roads. Here in Georgia they are specifically demarcated for us via their "In God We Trust" car plates.
Anecdotally speaking, they are neither any safer than the general driving populace in terms of their driving behavior nor any more courteous than the general driving populace. Both of those observations made by me are head scratchers in view of the platform of public preaching of their beliefs that the "In God We Trust" tag gives them.


And sadly, it is a visible example of the overall poor driving skill set & courtesy that Georgia drivers bring to to the road.
Note that not everyone with that plate is “preaching”. In fact, there’s one of those plates in my driveway. One benefit is that they don’t list the county.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:04 AM
 
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Most places, especially larger cities, I expect to be tailgated no matter what lane I'm in. I don't notice someone tailgating much, as I'm concentrated on what's going on in front of me and not concerned what's going on behind me. I don't care if someone cuts me off, but a signal is appreciated, so I can let up on the accelerator and let them in! The thing that gets me going is on a 4 lane road, 2 lanes each direction and I have my cruise on coasting along and someone in the right lane speeds way up on purpose to not let me and others pass. Ok, I get back over to the right lane, no problem, maintaining my cruise control speed, but then they have to slow way down and do it to me and others again. They should have a special tag free of charge that says, "In Pricks We Trust."
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Most places, especially larger cities, I expect to be tailgated no matter what lane I'm in. I don't notice someone tailgating much, as I'm concentrated on what's going on in front of me and not concerned what's going on behind me. I don't care if someone cuts me off, but a signal is appreciated, so I can let up on the accelerator and let them in! The thing that gets me going is on a 4 lane road, 2 lanes each direction and I have my cruise on coasting along and someone in the right lane speeds way up on purpose to not let me and others pass. Ok, I get back over to the right lane, no problem, maintaining my cruise control speed, but then they have to slow way down and do it to me and others again. They should have a special tag free of charge that says, "In Pricks We Trust."
Haven't seen that as much around here. But good luck trying to merge into the next lane if there's no space between two cars.

One of the worst in metro Atlanta for that is the ramp coming off Spring Street just south of North Ave. going north onto 75/85. You have to merge left two lanes in just over a mile if you want to stay on 85 north. Before they reworked the lanes years ago it used to be three lanes that you had to merge over!
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