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worst driving spot in the USA?

Old 03-15-06, 01:34 PM
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worst driving spot in the USA?

Is it Texas with their crazy traffic jams on I35 and people who drive off the sides of roads to escape the traffic? Is it Los Angeles with their ultra aggressive driving and constant jams on the 405? Is it San Francisco with their angry apathetic driving? Is it Miami with their no-rules survival of the fittest Cuban style driving coupled with the tons of old people who live there and nobody signals or lets you in?
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that people will vote for the place they most often drive.
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i thought long and hard about putting my city on this list, and compared it with other areas. i chose to leave it off, it just doesn't compare to the other areas.
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I just spent a week in Naples, FL. South Florida wins.
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the DC beltway
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A write-in for Boston, although I haven't driven there for years.
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I'm sorry, there's no way anything can compete with rush hour in LA. But that barely even qualifies as driving. It's more like being parked in a really long gas chamber.
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Minneapolis (62/35W) Two major freeways merging into one 2-lane road where everybody is going one of two places: downtown or to the U of M.

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If I lived in LA, I would own a motorcycle - no doubt about it. Make your own lane and bypass all the stalled vehicles.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
I just spent a week in Naples, FL. South Florida wins.
I'll second South Florida (or most of Florida in general). Driving US-19 in St. Pete is like suicide.

I'd rather drive a NASCAR race against Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Milsap than willingly drive Florida's roadways.
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None of these compare to the drivers in Italy or the Bahamas or any number of other countries.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
I'm sorry, there's no way anything can compete with rush hour in LA. But that barely even qualifies as driving. It's more like being parked in a really long gas chamber.
I have driven all around this country and nothing compares to the traffic here in Los Angeles. I was in a "huge traffic jam" according to the radio, and i'm telling you it wouldn't even change the caltrans color here in LA.
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Wherever my wife is driving at the moment.
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Originally Posted by AsmodeusVice
I'd rather drive a NASCAR race against Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Milsap than willingly drive Florida's roadways.
Who's Ronnie Milsap?
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Originally Posted by PrincessT
Who's Ronnie Milsap?
Blind country singer

Let's hope that Jeff Healey and Andrea Bocelli aren't reading this thread. . .
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Ohhhh, thanks! Though I lived in the South, I don't speak Country.
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Los Angeles. Easy. No problem. I lived there for 5 years (left 10 years ago, can't even imagine what it's like now!) and it was horrible. Whether it's 5pm rush hour or 2:30am, you are not going to move on the freeway. You WILL be in a traffic jam.

But at least that's safe! If you take the side streets, you got to deal with people cutting you off left and right, speeding recklessly, trying to reverse their car into you so they can claim that you "hit" them, and on and on...
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Minneapolis (62/35W) Two major freeways merging into one 2-lane road where everybody is going one of two places: downtown or to the U of M.
oh please! I spent a week there last May and thought I was in heaven driving there! I spent just as much time driving there as I do an average week here and it was actually a pleasure to drive there!

People actually drove the speed limit and treated their fellow drivers with respect! Only saw about a half a dozen people on their cell phones while driving. I was actually happy that I got cut off once during that week! Once! That was it! That was for the whole WEEK!

And the couple traffic jams I was in lasted about 10 minutes. Total. Compare that with having to drive 10 miles in San Diego and it takes you 45 minutes on a regular basis!

I actually want to move to Minneapolis because the traffic was so light and the people were so respectful!

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Without ever experiencing N.Y. traffic Seattle has the worst I have seen, including L.A., Philly, and D.C.
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I consider it a three-way tie between the DC Beltway, Boston in general, and LA.
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Even though I live in NYC, I will have to say LA is worse.
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Originally Posted by AsmodeusVice
I'd rather drive a NASCAR race against Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Milsap than willingly drive Florida's roadways.
Roy Orbison wasn't blind.
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Yeah, we win! Though apparently LA traffic is STILL not bad enough to convince people to commute (including me). And it'll just get worse and worse, as the cost of housing force people to live further and further away.
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