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Old 07-01-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Georgia drivers are among the worst in the nation when it comes to tailgating, a new study shows.

Insurify, a web site for auto insurance quotes, analyzed tailgating violations nationwide. Georgia was the second-worst state, with 45 drivers cited for tailgating per 10,000 motorists. That was second only to Idaho, with 76 drivers cited per 10,000 motorists.
Though this is based on citations and not observations, I believe it. It infuriates me how often I'm driving in the center or center-right lanes on an Atlanta freeway and someone's righting my tail. Go to the left, dammit, you've got more lanes over there!
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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The only thing this "study" proves is that Georgia's law enforcement is obsessive when it comes to tailgating
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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The only thing this "study" proves is that Georgia's law enforcement is obsessive when it comes to tailgating
They don't do enough. It's against the law to tailgate. I've lost track of all the idiots that have tailgated me while I'm not in the left lane and I'm going well over the speed limit.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Georgia drivers in general just suck. Not moving over to the right when a car approaches them from behind, tailgating in the right lane, running red lights, not using signals when necessary, etc, etc...
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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They don't do enough. It's against the law to tailgate. I've lost track of all the idiots that have tailgated me while I'm not in the left lane and I'm going well over the speed limit.
I found tailgating in Atlanta to be epidemic; usually it was a punishment exacted on me for following the speed limit.
I don't miss that aspect of Atlanta life at all.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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We visited CA I think they better visit the statistics again because there we experienced way more tailgaters, LOL
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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Minnesota #1 in all bad driving habits.
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Minnesota #1 in all bad driving habits.
No, they’re just slow. Midwestern drivers generally aren’t that bad. At least not compared to southern drivers.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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No, they’re just slow. Midwestern drivers generally aren’t that bad. At least not compared to southern drivers.
Yeah I guess your right as it relates to the farmers and rural drivers... they create a whole other set of problems. I should have said Minneapolis drivers that draft and bump like NASCAR drivers and are even known to point long-barreled pistols if you don’t get out of the left lane to their liking.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:17 PM
 
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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.
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