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Old 05-21-2023, 06:03 PM
 
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I find Maryland to be extremely backwards as far as noise is concerned.
I live in Greenbelt and the number of poor losers circulating with cars having modified exhaust systems is overwhelming. Cops don't seem to mind illegal exhausts, since the State doesn't seem to stand behind them on this issue.I don't know what to think of a society not really able to actually control the noise made by cars?? If you can’t control that, what can you control? How hard is it to actually mandate exhaust inspection? It could be done when you take the emission test, for example. I commute every day from Greenbelt to Towson, and what I see on the Parkway and 695 is truly sad, a pure reflection of the state in which our society is, total decay. Wild imbecile individualism at its worst. I was born and raised between France and Italy, I'm used to speed. I don't mind speed when it's done in a way that is clean and organized. Driving in Germany on the right lane and being passed on the left on the Autobahn by guys driving at 150 mph doesn’t bother me a bit. What I see on our road are morons zigzagging in total disrespect of other people’s life with two tons vehicles prone to roll over. .I drive at 65 mph, speed limit is 55, I’m basically following traffic most of the time on the right lane and I seem to be too slow. I’ve had people passing me on the left, so driving at least at 75 judging by their speed, while some other idiot, who couldn’t wait for that guy to pass me on the left, decides to pass me on the right, so driving on the shoulder, even faster. Yes sir on the shoulder, that happens every day, more than once. Then I watch those two ugly retards race each other away and zagging, between cars, clearly we’re commuting but those wandering shreds of human being think they’re in a video game. I haven’t traveled by car in other parts of the country in a while, but do you have the feeling that what I see in poor Maryland is also happening everywhere, or is it just Maryland that looks like some of the worst third world countries?


Enjoy the trip home!
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Old 05-21-2023, 06:47 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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A rumbling exhaust is as American as apple pie. It's part of car culture. It can be factory or an aftermarket installation.
Yup, no different up here in Vermont. I hear loud rumbling exhaust constantly in my town, and pretty much every other state I've lived in. It does often get an eye roll reaction from me, but it is what it is.

I will say I once did a cross country drive on I-70 from Colorado to Maryland then up I-95. It was a pretty easy drive, but then I got to Maryland and that's when the white knuckles kicked in.
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Old 05-24-2023, 09:57 AM
 
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Maryland drivers are the worst drivers I have ever encountered. But I like Marylanders.
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Old 06-10-2023, 07:59 AM
 
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I find Maryland to be extremely backwards as far as noise is concerned.
I live in Greenbelt and the number of poor losers circulating with cars having modified exhaust systems is overwhelming. Cops don't seem to mind illegal exhausts, since the State doesn't seem to stand behind them on this issue.I don't know what to think of a society not really able to actually control the noise made by cars?? If you can’t control that, what can you control? How hard is it to actually mandate exhaust inspection? It could be done when you take the emission test, for example. I commute every day from Greenbelt to Towson, and what I see on the Parkway and 695 is truly sad, a pure reflection of the state in which our society is, total decay. Wild imbecile individualism at its worst. I was born and raised between France and Italy, I'm used to speed. I don't mind speed when it's done in a way that is clean and organized. Driving in Germany on the right lane and being passed on the left on the Autobahn by guys driving at 150 mph doesn’t bother me a bit. What I see on our road are morons zigzagging in total disrespect of other people’s life with two tons vehicles prone to roll over. .I drive at 65 mph, speed limit is 55, I’m basically following traffic most of the time on the right lane and I seem to be too slow. I’ve had people passing me on the left, so driving at least at 75 judging by their speed, while some other idiot, who couldn’t wait for that guy to pass me on the left, decides to pass me on the right, so driving on the shoulder, even faster. Yes sir on the shoulder, that happens every day, more than once. Then I watch those two ugly retards race each other away and zagging, between cars, clearly we’re commuting but those wandering shreds of human being think they’re in a video game. I haven’t traveled by car in other parts of the country in a while, but do you have the feeling that what I see in poor Maryland is also happening everywhere, or is it just Maryland that looks like some of the worst third world countries?
You are free to move to another country!
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Old 06-10-2023, 08:03 AM
 
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Maryland very much looks like a third world country. I posted somewhere here recently about the trash in PG County.

Apologists for MD will be along shortly.
I hate to break your very biased opinion but PG is NOT the entire state.

And Greenbelt is not the entire county.

You are free to move.
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Old 06-10-2023, 08:10 AM
 
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Maryland drivers are the worst I’ve seen.
Haven't driven in much of the country, I see.

1 reason why much of the areas near D.C has so many bad drivers is because so many from all the country come hear to work.

I've driven all over the country and my vote for the worst is Boston.
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Old 06-10-2023, 08:22 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Haven't driven in much of the country, I see.

1 reason why much of the areas near D.C has so many bad drivers is because so many from all the country come hear to work.

I've driven all over the country and my vote for the worst is Boston.
I'd say Ohio, but then you'd grow really old while I list my reasons for antipathy for people from Ohio. One major one is because the only time I've been mistaken for a deer and shot at, wearing blaze orange, was by an Ohio hunter trespassing on the family farm during deer season.
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Old 06-12-2023, 05:39 AM
 
Location: MD
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Worst Drivers by State - updated April 2023
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Old 06-12-2023, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I wish their published stats were congruent but it doesn't seem they are.
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Old 06-12-2023, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Old Dominion
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Maryland just have bad drivers lol...although NoVA one aren't that much better nor DC one.

But trust me, you'll see similar crappy driving even in Texas.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, but TBH 695 is just awful overall. Worse than Capital Beltway (495).
This is why Maryland has inflated car insurance rates when compared to other states in this country. This also includes Virginia btw. Northern VA has bad drivers who drive aggressively for sure, but Maryland aggressive driving is a different beast entirely. I notice the traffic enforcement in Maryland doesn’t seem to be as heavy as it is in Virginia.

So yeah, I think Maryland does have some issues with bad drivers and reckless driving. Further enforcement can help.

Arlington is looking into enforcing loud exhaust systems and ticketing people for having them on their cars.

https://www.arlnow.com/2022/06/24/lo...ou-eventually/

There is also the ability to use automated ticketing systems to send tickets to drivers of loud cars.

https://nypost.com/2023/02/02/traffi...-loud-car/amp/
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