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Old 12-12-2019, 02:12 PM
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First, I think many, many people are legitimately ignorant about right of way laws regardless of locale. Just watch the dash cam crash videos on YT to see what I mean.

Second, you are correct about Sacramentans driving fast and with a purpose. I've long theorized the reason for this being our ridiculous stop light network, especially in the suburbs. In the city you can usually time your speed just right to make it through most lights because they're on a sequential timer. The 'burbs are a different story. There's no rhyme or reason to many stop lights. Combine these stop lights with a non existant north south freeway connector between Hwy 50 and I-80, which forces people to use just a few streets to go north and south, and you've got a population of fast, aggressive drivers. This aggressiveness spills out onto the highways.
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:07 AM
Location: where the good looking people are
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Northern California drivers, in general, are the worst.

Sacramento is only better than the bay, in that there are a few more people that understand that the fast lane is for passing.

The worst:

Left Lane Barnicals who have no concept that the left lane is for passing traffic on the right

Rednecks in lifted pick up trucks that barrel down tailgate at 85 miles an hour, but take left turns at 5 miles an hour and wait 5 seconds after the light turns green to accelerate.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:17 AM
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AS usual most lists are full of

1. Atlanta - Must be a racist list?
2. Nashville - All those country folk driving pick-up trucks
3. Birmingham, Ala. - Again racist list?
4. Sacramento, Calif. - Rarely congested compared to other big Calif metros, more opportunity for...
5. San Francisco - Driverless cars and homeless don't mix, must be a racist list?
6. Los Angeles - Out of town drivers freak No left turn lanes in LA proper, trucks and piruses don't mix
7. San Diego - Surfboards sticking out of Honda's create driving hazard
8. Orlando. Fla. - Disney bound hysteria
9. Raleigh, N.C. - Must be a acist list?
10 Hartford, Conn.- East coast attitude, must be a racist list?
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:17 PM
Location: 415->916->602
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I live in Phoenix now but I grew up in Sacramento/Norcal, so I will put in my two cents.

Phoenix drivers are way more aggressive than Sacramento drivers and there are more accidents in Phoenix than they are in Sacramento. (but Phoenix has a much bigger population) There are ALOT of people in Phoenix who: bob n weave through traffic, like to switch lanes without signaling, and drive really fast.

With that said, I do prefer Phoenix drivers just for the simple fact that people "know their roles.''. All the fast drivers are in the left lane and slower drivers are in the right lanes. I seriously cannot recall a time where a driver was driving slow in the fastest lane and held up the traffic behind them. Sacramento is KNOWN for this. There are "certain drivers" who would drive very slow in the fastest lane, to the point where the middle lanes are moving faster than the fastest lane. This causes so much road rage. I also noticed that "certain drivers" rather tail gate the car in front of them, in the slower lanes, than for them to switch lanes when the coast is clear and pass you up. In sacramento, I had numerous drivers mindlessly tailgate me when I was in the slower lanes, even when they could pass me up in the left lanes, and they choose not to do so. In Phoenix, drivers will pass you up the very second they have the opportunity to do so.

So while driving in Phoenix is more chaotic and you have to be a GREAT defensive drivers due to the number of idiots on the road, I will still choose Phoenix drivers over Sacramento drivers. Even though it is more dangerous, I like to view it as organized chaos.
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