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Old 08-16-2022, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hello to all,
I was in Tucson recently and that there were a really high amount of people stopping in the middle of the road (the worst of it was on Fort Lowell) and I was wondering if anyone has noticed this and if anybody knows why the drivers are so bad here. This is not a knock against Tucson as I still love this place, I was just wondering why there are so many bad drivers here.
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Old 08-16-2022, 08:50 PM
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Location: Dessert
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There seem to be more red light runners than most places.
I gotta admit, I ran a red today myself. It almost wasn't hardly red, and it was just a right turn, and I could see nobody was coming...
I'd guess everybody has excuses like that.
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Old 08-17-2022, 05:39 AM
 
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Arizona in general has issues due in part to half our drivers coming from California and the other half from the Midwest. Both sides have completely different driving styles and the two styles do not mix. Hence why you'll see someone parked in the left lane on Oracle for miles going 2 MPH over the speed limit thinking that they are driving fast while 10 cars going 15 MPH over zip around them. Then throw in the lagging left turn lanes which seems to be unique to Tucson, certain intersections where you can't make a left turn and horrible road conditions for added challenges.
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Old 08-17-2022, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Arizona in general has issues due in part to half our drivers coming from California and the other half from the Midwest. Both sides have completely different driving styles and the two styles do not mix. Hence why you'll see someone parked in the left lane on Oracle for miles going 2 MPH over the speed limit thinking that they are driving fast while 10 cars going 15 MPH over zip around them. Then throw in the lagging left turn lanes which seems to be unique to Tucson, certain intersections where you can't make a left turn and horrible road conditions for added challenges.
Yeah I know you can’t make a left at Ina and Oracle, I tried to make a left there and I had to make a u-turn to make a left to get to The Parish. BTW we were staying at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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Old 08-17-2022, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Just as bad in Phoenix. It's an Arizona thing. As someone state above I believe the culprit to be an abundance of people from elsewhere with different styles.
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Old 08-17-2022, 07:56 AM
 
Location: IN>Germany>ND>OH>TX>CA>Currently N/VA and a Vacation Lake House in PA
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Driving has deteriorated everywhere. The more drivers the more evident this fact is. Most of it is inattention as they keep up with the latest tik-tok videos. Be alert out there.
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Just as bad in Phoenix. It's an Arizona thing. As someone state above I believe the culprit to be an abundance of people from elsewhere with different styles.
The drivers are pretty bad in Phoenix as well, I live in Phoenix, but in Tucson they seem just a touch worse.
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Old 08-17-2022, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Any time I encounter a super-aggressive driver here in Tucson, I start wondering: Is he visiting from Las Vegas or, God forbid, he decided to move here from Las Vegas?

After 22 years in Sinless City, I have no complaints about drivers in Tucson. Sometimes the Las Vegas comes out in me, and I stop quick from being an aggressive driver, honking my horn.
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Old 08-22-2022, 06:18 AM
 
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Texting and driving.
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Old 08-22-2022, 08:54 AM
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Location: Dessert
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The most aggressive drivers I've seen lately were in Albuquerque. One guy made a right turn on the red while we were making a U-turn on the green; nearly hit us, then followed us for a couple of miles, yelling threats and making gestures. That wasn't the only aggressive stunt we saw in the 3 days we were there.

But yeah, there are lots of very sloppy drivers here in Tucson.
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