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Old 12-09-2020, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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ok, I grew up 10 minutes from NYC and now live 30 minutes outside of Philly and drive regularly. NYC is without a doubt, the most aggressive and obnoxious driving I've ever seen. If you are coming from NYC, driving along Philly should be a piece of cake.
I agree. NYC/NNJ drivers are the worst in the nation.

LA probably scores 2nd.

Honestly, whenever I cross a crosswalk and a car tries to run me over. It has NJ tags on it 8/10 times.

Pennsylvania law, pedestrians always have the ROW, and most abide. Even if that crosswalk is not at an intersection, but a designated crossing that is marked.

The car must stop and yield to the pedestrian once they walk into the street.

My biggest pet peeve by any driver.
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Old 12-09-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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I've lived all over the East coast - DC, NYC, PHL, NJ, VT BOS.

I don't even need to see the license plate to know they're from NJ.
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Old 12-10-2020, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I agree. NYC/NNJ drivers are the worst in the nation.
You're confusing "worst" with "most aggressive". NYC drivers are very aggressive, but it takes a lot of skill to drive that aggressive in a place like Manhattan and not get into an accident every week.

Philly drivers are aggressive, but not to the extent of NYC.
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Old 12-10-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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It could be that you are a slowpoke and impede the flow of traffic. If you are in the correct lane, this shouldn't be happening.
Nope, I get tailgated by impatient drivers with no time management skills, like yourself maybe, when I'm doing the speed limit in the right lane. Because the person going 75 or 80 two lanes over isn't fast enough for them

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Old 12-10-2020, 07:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You're confusing "worst" with "most aggressive". NYC drivers are very aggressive, but it takes a lot of skill to drive that aggressive in a place like Manhattan and not get into an accident every week.

Philly drivers are aggressive, but not to the extent of NYC.
Agreed. Driving in and around NYC takes talent. NYC drivers are aggressive and talented.

NJ drivers are generally bad though.

Philadelphia drivers almost as mean as NYC, you can't really tell a difference.
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Old 12-11-2020, 01:43 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I always thought of Philadelphia drivers as very creative.
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Old 12-11-2020, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I always thought of Philadelphia drivers as very creative.
That's one way of putting it.
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Old 12-11-2020, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I will give my hats off.

The most bad ass drivers in the nation.

Are those SEPTA bus drivers!! lol

The way they can move those HUGE buses down the narrow Philadelphia streets like they are speeding and driving a compact car. WOWZERS. lol

Do not ever mess with a SEPTA bus. Because you will always loose. LOL
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Old 12-11-2020, 03:27 PM
 
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Maybe it's just me then but I don't find Philly drivers to be super aggressive for the most part. More careless than anything.

Some drivers at certain times in certain areas (not to mention certain suburbs) are aggressive for sure, but nothing like NYC. or North Jersey.

For just plain bad drivers though, FLA or BOS has to be on the list.

Not to say we are good.


edited to add: Not going to even bring up cities in Brazil & India. They make aggressive drivers here look like cute puppies.
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:14 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Maybe it's just me then but I don't find Philly drivers to be super aggressive for the most part. More careless than anything.

Some drivers at certain times in certain areas (not to mention certain suburbs) are aggressive for sure, but nothing like NYC. or North Jersey.

For just plain bad drivers though, FLA or BOS has to be on the list.

Not to say we are good.


edited to add: Not going to even bring up cities in Brazil & India. They make aggressive drivers here look like cute puppies.
The Main Line perhaps? I've driven through the entire metro for years (in the past), and I always found the Main Line stretch to be the most aggressive / rude drivers.
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