DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2082 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.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
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.
DeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1986 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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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1975 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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FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1876 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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