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Top 20 US Cities For Road Rage  
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Miami at #1 is not a huge surprise given the craziness of that town. I suppose they conducted this poll during the off-season in Los Angeles was what dropped them down to #4. Wonderful ATL is down the list at 16 though I thought we would be higher.

http://www.wxia.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=79952


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User currently offlineNwajetset From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

I find Miami #1 hard to believe. They drive way too slow everywhere in Florida. Detroit #7? C'mon you've got to be kidding. Let that reporter drive on 94 or 75 for 10 minutes. It's kill or be killed.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 1):
I find Miami #1 hard to believe

Are you kidding me? Miami is bad, followed by Broward(Ft. Lauderdale) and you have to get out of Palm Beach county for things to get better.

Part of this has to do with people on their cel phones, the other part is they have the common sense that God gave a fence post.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

I'm actually surprised that PHX is number 2.... Iwould have expected LAX #1 and NYC #2, then the entire South Fla. area...


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

 guilty  Were number #2 (Phoenix). Take the mix of the tranisent population bringing their driving styles from all over to Phoenix, a state government that refuses to fund the Highway Patrol in the metro areas allowing all sorts of strange behavior on the freeways, winter visitors (enough about them), the hot weather, the illegals without licenses/insurance driving crap you have the situation of where its not if but when you will get involved in an accident.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

I'm pleased to see Dallas-FW is a reasonable #11. Driving in the suburbs is always frustrating, but Dallas does a great job timing lights and keeping traffic flowing during peak and non-peak hours.

User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Try driving in Lexington KY where they don't know how to merge at on ramps, never use turn signals, space out at green lights all the time, have so many wrecks the cops have no time for anything else, and no one even has a clue as to what a stop sign means. Add to that some wise-guys sick joke of adding roundabouts to the mix and you have total chaos.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7801 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 3):
I'm actually surprised that PHX is number 2

Not surprised @ all. Everytime I go back I am always amazed at how aggressively people drive. And it isn't like traffic congestion in metro Phoenix is all that bad. Compared to some of the other metros in the top the road/freeway system in Phoenix Metro is pretty damn good.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Take the mix of the tranisent population bringing their driving styles from all over to Phoenix, a state government that refuses to fund the Highway Patrol in the metro areas allowing all sorts of strange behavior on the freeways, winter visitors (enough about them), the hot weather, the illegals without licenses/insurance driving crap you have the situation of where its not if but when you will get involved in an accident.

While I suspect all these factors play into this, I don't think these problems are exclusive to Phoenix. I'd say a poor lack of traffic enforcement (and I am not talking about red light and speed cameras, which are ever present in most valley cities) is a big factor. And in general speed limits on major surface streets and freeways might be a factor... in that they are generally higher than in many other parts of the country.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 6):
Add to that some wise-guys sick joke of adding roundabouts to the mix and you have total chaos.

Any Yankee that moves South and proposes traffic circles should be shot on sight!



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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 8):
Any Yankee that moves South and proposes traffic circles should be shot on sight!

HAD to be a Yankee, being a transplanted Hoosier myself, those roundabouts never fail to make me snicker, especially all the ruts in the grass, smashed signs, skid marks, and beat up curbs.

Don't they know they've been punked?



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7801 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 8):
Any Yankee that moves South and proposes traffic circles should be shot on sight!

Roundabouts actually make a lot of sense and work really well if people know how to navigate them. But when most people can't figure out a 4-way stop, well you know what happens next....



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

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You know... not all road rage is bad!!!!



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12260 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 1):
I find Miami #1 hard to believe. They drive way too slow everywhere in Florida.

That's why it's number 1. It's all the younger people trying to get past the old farts doing 20mph on the highways  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 13):
That's why it's number 1. It's all the younger people trying to get past the old farts doing 20mph on the highways

And all the ambulances and Hearses (sp?)



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

DC is #6. My question is: with traffic congestion is so bad you can't actually go anywhere in a car between the hours of 6am-10am and 3pm-8pm, does it count as road rage if the car is in park?


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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting Nwajetset (Reply 1):
I find Miami #1 hard to believe. They drive way too slow everywhere in Florida.

Well the slow drivers is one of the problems. Especially the older people and the illegals who are afriad to drive fast or they will get stoped by a cop and be deported.
I am not surprised by this at at all. Miami is always #1 in this survey. And if you think everyone drives to slow in Miami you never been on the highway or main roads at night, durring the day you cant drive fast to much traffic.

The problem with Miami is the mix of drivers from all the different countries, its not like all the drivers drive fast like in NY or Boston, but there are slow drivers, fast drivers, rude ones, drivers who dont know how to drive at all. And those latin American Drivers! Wow are they crazy especially the ones from Buenos Aires, you want to see some great and crazy driving go to Buenos Aires, you can see some of that down here though. Oh and cant forget about how people just love to cross the street any where at any time. I will have to slam my breaks atleast once every two days for a person crossing the street at the wrong time, or in the middle of the road at night.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1844 times:



Thought I'd share Toonces with you. Washington/Baltimore as 6 that makes sense!  bouncy 



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User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):
Wonderful ATL is down the list at 16 though I thought we would be higher

I'm sure we are higher - just not in this survey! Heck, it claims "Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Seattle and Atlanta were rated as the cities with the most courteous drivers."

Impossible!


User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9485 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

We're only number 18? What the hell am I doing wrong?


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Highly dissapointed Las Vegas didn't make the list - I guess I'm not doing enough to help our cause.

User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2776 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 3):
Iwould have expected LAX #1

When did LAX become a city???


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 21):
When did LAX become a city???

my bad... L.A. should have been no.1.... althought I have seen road rage at LAX



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