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Old 03-20-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: NE philadelphia
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Having lived in Boston and now Philly, I think Philly drivers are worse.

1. What's with trying to beat the green light? You know... where drivers try to drive off from the red light before it turns green.

2. No respect for pedestrian crossing. This is pathetic. In general, motorists in Philly are less patient and less respectful. Driving is a privilege, not a right.
I HATE number 1!!! i have only lived here just over one year and this drives me crazy!!!! it happens most often when that person is turning left and wants to beat the traffic going straight!!! so annoying....i live in the northeast and there are many one ways up here with lots of stop signs and VERY FEW people actually stop at the stop signs and out of those few even slow down....i almost want one of them to hit me once so they can pay the consequences.......alright, my two cents
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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I HATE number 1!!! i have only lived here just over one year and this drives me crazy!!!! it happens most often when that person is turning left and wants to beat the traffic going straight!!! so annoying....i live in the northeast and there are many one ways up here with lots of stop signs and VERY FEW people actually stop at the stop signs and out of those few even slow down....i almost want one of them to hit me once so they can pay the consequences.......alright, my two cents
Yeah... i know what you mean... Sometimes I just wanna step in front of the car and let them hit me. Then I'll theatrically fall, kicking and punching the hood of the car.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Did you hear about the truck that jumped the curve and hit two people on 16th and Walnut? It was a cab that hit the truck that caused the accident. Now cab drivers- wherever the location- are bad drivers!
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I still think it's how a driver is taught and not the location. Yes, Philly drivers are aggressive and they love to make gestures, but they're no worse then anywhere else.

This past Friday night, after almost hitting me while I attempted to cross a street nearby here in small town Lititz, a sweetheart blow the horn at me and flipped me the finger. I waved for him to come back but he hit the gas. I guess alot of people are couragous driving 45 MPH in a two-ton vehicle.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I still think it's how a driver is taught and not the location. Yes, Philly drivers are aggressive and they love to make gestures, but they're no worse then anywhere else.

This past Friday night, after almost hitting me while I attempted to cross a street nearby here in small town Lititz, a sweetheart blow the horn at me and flipped me the finger. I waved for him to come back but he hit the gas. I guess alot of people are couragous driving 45 MPH in a two-ton vehicle.
LOL you are right man people are tough as long as they can keep moving. That's funny.


Agreed that Philly drivers are a product of their environment. If you go to any large city, you will see that driving is on par with Philly. I tend to think that NYers are worse drivers than Philly, but they live in such a large fast moving city you gotta keep up or get left behind. It makes sense to me.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I joked with my mother once that I leave the house like Captain Kangaroo and arrive at work like Jack Nicholson.
Me, too ... I'm all relaxed when I leave the house, but by the time I've driven 12 miles ... in 35 minutes ... I need a Xanax!

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One thing you forgot to mention about Philly drivers: the horns!
I rarely used my horn when I lived in Ohio (where drivers are courteous to a fault). Here a day doesn't go by where I don't need to honk at someone who's drifted into my lane. Did Philadelphia schools not stress the importance of staying within the lines during Coloring 101?

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1. What's with trying to beat the green light? You know... where drivers try to drive off from the red light before it turns green.
And you know who I've observed are the worst offenders of this? Cops.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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I've lived here 25 years as a pedestrian, and I have to say Philly drivers are pretty bad, from Septa buses that think "red" should be called "near green", to drivers who think crosswalks are "perpendicular parking". A co-worker of mine ended up on the hood of a car at 5th & Bainbridge though he wasn't hurt. He walked away from it and the driver yelled at him for breaking his mirror. My general thoughts on Philly as a pedestrian town are that it is awful. Even if you don't mind the drivers, the city lets restaurants take over most of the sidewalks with tables, which is a real hazard in Center City, bicycle laws are not enforced (yes, there is an ordinance against riding bikes on the sidewalk). I've adapted to the situation, but it has made me a more aggressive pedestrian, which is not something I am happy about. I joked with my mother once that I leave the house like Captain Kangaroo and arrive at work like Jack Nicholson.
I've lived here for 62 years and the Jersey drivers have a much worse reputation (since I was a kid). They'll cut you off without hesitation and "rude" is their middle name!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Default Nah!

The Worst Drivers on the East Coast hands down. Majority of NY Drivers!!!


I do think Philly Drivers are second. But the one thing I hate about my city is the double parking.

Man....

Especially when parking spaces are available, but some putz want to double park anyways!!

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: S.E. Pa
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I really have no problem with Philly drivers. Yes they can be aggresive at times, but they can be courteous to. If you want to see driving that can scare you drive into Boston. If I see Mass. tags, or Rhode Island and Conn. I steer way clear of them. They make NYC taxi drivers look like amateurs.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Default Nope

Philly is not on the east coast,it's inland
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