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Old 03-12-2013, 05:30 AM
 
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Philadelphia Makes Top 10 List Of Worst Cities For Car Drivers « CBS Philly


Something we all knew..
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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"According to Nerd Wallet, Philadelphia is the tenth worst city for drivers due to traffic, high population density and availability of parking, or lack thereof."

Not sure how this equates to bad drivers. While these problems do exist, I find the skill level of Philly drivers pretty high compared to many places I have been around the US. I always figured it was because most local drivers grew up here, learned to drive at an early age and usually know exactly where they are going and how to get there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yes, Philly drivers are actually pretty good. In my experience Boston/Massachusetts drivers are the worst, and it's not even close.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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All I know is that I travel all thru Pennsylvania and Philly drivers are the most inconsiderate, horrible drivers in the whole state no question. As soon as I near Philly on a return trip, the stress level goes up due to cutting me off, not letting ya have a break, no turn signals and general horrible driving.. Maybe compared to other cities Philly drivers ain't bad but compared to the rest of the state they suck.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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All I know is that I travel all thru Pennsylvania and Philly drivers are the most inconsiderate, horrible drivers in the whole state no question. As soon as I near Philly on a return trip, the stress level goes up due to cutting me off, not letting ya have a break, no turn signals and general horrible driving.. Maybe compared to other cities Philly drivers ain't bad but compared to the rest of the state then suck.
Yes I think it's safe to say that Philadelphia drivers on the whole are worse than PA drivers. But come on, Frank, how about those NJ drivers?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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It's not surprising that one of the top ten largest and densest cities/metros in the country would have some of the "worst" drivers and traffic. It would be a pleasant surprised if we somehow dropped to #11! Surely, regular suburban commuters contribute to the situation.

And yes, I'm familiar with the nickname given to Boston-area drivers which starts with an M and roughly rhymes with "casseroles".
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Philly
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how does this drivel get published
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Cities worst then Philadelphia are
it's one thing for a message board but quite another for a so called news agency to make such basic errors.
of course, the article doesn't even agree with frank's thread title!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Yes I think it's safe to say that Philadelphia drivers on the whole are worse than PA drivers. But come on, Frank, how about those NJ drivers?
Not even close.. Nj drivers will give you a break and even smile at you when they let you in. SOUTH Jersey drivers only, North jersey is a whole nother animal lol

And you don't see any NJ cities on that list do you ??
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Yes Philly driver's can be aggressive but that doesn't mean they are unskilled. Again I think it's because most locals know where they are going..... with their eyes closed...... because they have driven the same route their whole lives.
And yes Mass drivers are some of the worst.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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And you don't see any NJ cities on that list do you ??
So...everybody understands that this fabulous article is supposed to be a list of cities that are the worst cities for driving, not a list of cities with the worst drivers...right?

Just checking!
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