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Old 09-02-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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Somewhat hard to believe, but HSV captured the #8 slot on the Allstate 2010 Best Driver Report (#8 out of 200 largest cities, which means HSV drivers are good.) The average years between accidents in HSV is 12.2 years.

Looks like the BRAC (D.C. and Maryland) folks are coming from the worst driving areas, so I hope they don't bring their poor skillz to our streets!

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Survey: Allstate lists America's safest driving cities [w/video] — Autoblog
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I'm impressed Yeah....keep those crazy DC drivers out of here, lol. I lived in DC and they do drive crazy. I think the traffic makes them nuts. I drove like a crazy person when I lived there as well....now, I'm one of the "good drivers". Ha ha ha.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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I only wish Huntsvillians knew that the little lever on the steering wheel that goes up or down is for direction signals. It's a courteous thing to use. And it might make the roads even safer. Please signal your intent!
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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I only wish Huntsvillians knew that the little lever on the steering wheel that goes up or down is for direction signals. It's a courteous thing to use. And it might make the roads even safer. Please signal your intent!
That is happening everywhere these days. Whether we are traveling to south Florida or out west, no one is using their signals. We think it is beause they are on the cell phone all the time. It is infuriating when you are driving in Atlanta and need to know and see what cars are doing on those 14 lane roads such as 285.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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I use mine, but it is very frustrating when you put your signal on to change lanes and then the car in the next lane guns it real quick to make sure you can't get over. Like it's going to slow them down if you get in front of them. It's that Nascar mentality that bugs me.

Not to say that it is a problem specific to this area.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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I use mine, but it is very frustrating when you put your signal on to change lanes and then the car in the next lane guns it real quick to make sure you can't get over. Like it's going to slow them down if you get in front of them. It's that Nascar mentality that bugs me.

Not to say that it is a problem specific to this area.
I feel you on this one. It may not be a widespread problem, but this same thing happens to me all too often in Huntsville. I don't understand why some people become so aggressive when they're behind the wheel.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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We think it is beause they are on the cell phone all the time.
It must be. I didn't believe it until I saw it. I thought how hard could it be to signal even if you're driving with one hand. But I'm behind this guy on the on-ramp going on 565 the other day, he was accelerating and decelerating on and off, merging and changing lanes. I finally pass him, he was holding the cell in his left hand, and driving with his right (he must've been a lefty - I'm a righty, but I drive with my left hand, therefore easy to signal, and always do).
The answer is to always drive with your left hand, thus having the right hand free for other tasks.

I don't even own a cell, my only right-hand 'other' task would be to fiddle with the radio or GPS

Funny, when I encounter an annoyance on the road, I glance at their plate to see who are these 'bad' drivers. Always AL plates. So the supposedly bad 'yankee' drivers are driving undercover. The TN plates though drive the slowest (10-15 under posted speed on 565). Do they have lower limits over state line? Looks like it's in their genes to drive slow.

And I might add, the stop-and-go merging is a blessing and/or a curse.

I'm just surprised we ranked #8 by what I see on the road.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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I don't even own a cell, my only right-hand 'other' task would be to fiddle with the radio or GPS
For some reason my brain stopped reading after fiddle and all I could picture was someone driving and playing the fiddle.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:16 AM
 
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It must be. I didn't believe it until I saw it. I thought how hard could it be to signal even if you're driving with one hand. But I'm behind this guy on the on-ramp going on 565 the other day, he was accelerating and decelerating on and off, merging and changing lanes. I finally pass him, he was holding the cell in his left hand, and driving with his right (he must've been a lefty - I'm a righty, but I drive with my left hand, therefore easy to signal, and always do).
The answer is to always drive with your left hand, thus having the right hand free for other tasks.

I don't even own a cell, my only right-hand 'other' task would be to fiddle with the radio or GPS

Funny, when I encounter an annoyance on the road, I glance at their plate to see who are these 'bad' drivers. Always AL plates. So the supposedly bad 'yankee' drivers are driving undercover. The TN plates though drive the slowest (10-15 under posted speed on 565). Do they have lower limits over state line? Looks like it's in their genes to drive slow.

And I might add, the stop-and-go merging is a blessing and/or a curse.

I'm just surprised we ranked #8 by what I see on the road.
Well the Huntsville area is an area with many transplants and they have to register their cars with Alabama plates when they move here. They just bring their driving styles with them and I see quite a few different styles throughout the area.

But Sand Mountain (Marshall County, Ft. Payne areas) has plenty of natives and they drive pretty bad down there. Not really rude or aggressive, just kind of oblivious. However it's different there because most of them drive the same way.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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I've heard people say that Huntsville has bad drivers, but I've never seen it. I've actually considered the drivers here rather courteous compared to Southern California.
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