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Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:52 pm

http://money.cnn.com/2003/10/30/pf/autos/bad_drivers/index.htm



















Notice where pilots are.

Yeah, gee, I wonder why law enforcement is low on receiving tickets?  Insane Uhhh....cause cops don't give cops tickets!!!!!
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:03 pm

Here's an idea, let's keep teens, docs, and liars from driving. Soon there will be nothing but old folks on the road, and we all know how good they drive. Big grin
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:55 pm

My personal opinion is the worst drivers are...

...women.

 Wink/being sarcastic Ok, Ok...not all of them are bad. But usually the drivers that piss me off come from the other gender.

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:24 pm

There was once a survey, where respondents were asked about their driving ability... a vast majority thought that they were above average - especially the men. Where did all the below-average drivers go?  Big grin

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:45 pm

>>>Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

>>> let's keep teens, docs, and liars from driving.

Very funny indeed, Lehpron  Yeah sure

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:49 pm

I still say the worst drivers on earth are:

1. people in Ford pickups so large they indicate less than average equipment below the waist. (may be some cases in chevy pickups but most jerks i have found on the road are in fords)

2. Soccer Moms on cell phones. (what is so damn important they cannot hang up and drive)

3. Teens, or early 20s that think their 88 honda civic just barely missed the cut for the fast and the furious. (save buying the stupid accessories and get a better car)

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:03 am

Daniel, unless you used the wrong "smily", I believe you misinterpreted Leprons clever post.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:33 am

That's funny. Doctors & Lawyers typically make the worst pilots, too. After all, they're the ones who got the V-tail bonanza the nickname "the fork tailed doctor/lawyer killer".
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Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:54 am


Well, FlyVirgin744, I interpreted it as "lawyer = liar". I kindly invite you to check my profile to see why I don´t find this funny or clever at all.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I don´t mind a witty lawyer-joke (never hurts to be able to laugh about oneself), but this was just too blunt.

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:03 am

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:14 am

Hey now, I'm 17 going on 18.....I've had my liscense for over a year and I have never gotten into a car accident or gotten a ticket. Knock on wood. People in Wisconsin suck at driving.
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:53 am

Just yesterday, I almost had a soccer mom kill me with her big bad mini-van.

CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOTS PEOPLE!

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:58 am

I almost got into an accident this morning! If I hadn't blown my horn....  Wow!
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:01 am

OMG! When did we start letting lawyers drive?

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Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:04 am

727,

That reminds me... If they didn't make the Intrepid with a loud-ass horn, I probably would have found myself in a ditch yesterday. After I held down the horn for a good 30 seconds, she gave me a dirty look.

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:17 am

Soccor moms shouldn't be allowed to drive. Ive nearly been in an accident with 3 in the last month. All were talking on their cell phones and had a cup of coffee in their hands when they nearly plowed me and my little Civic down.

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:25 am

the majorty of people from long island are bad. and most people from jersey are bad too, especially in the city. volvo drivers are pretty bad too, since they think they're soo safe inside thier volvo.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:28 am

Apparently pilots have (generally - with exceptions) good driving records...
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I do not consider myself a good driver. I drive since age 18, now age 60, and never had a car accident, nor minor "fender bender"... merely luck, I guess. Neither had a single moving traffic violation, I just pile up parking violations... Basically, I hate driving, and avoid driving cars. I do not like cars.
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My wife owns a brand new "Cooper S" and is a "superior driver", hi-speed addict, age 34... she collects speeding violations, passing red lights (street decorations, as per her description) and always have a $20 bill ready with her driver's license, ready for the cop who will stop her...
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:34 am

The Taxi Driver Association must have bribed Money mag to keep their drivers off the list. They are definitely some of the worst drivers on the road, and, to be honest, another group that I might include would be off-duty police.

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:40 am

i'm for mandatory drivr education. i don't mean the bullshit courses that they make you take here in NYC. i mean real education. how to merge, how to pass, how to get the fuck out of the way of faster traffic!
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:54 am

"Students" is a pretty broad term...remember this survey is by occupation, not age...so students could be a 16 year old HS sophomore who just got their license, or a 25 year old 3rd year professional school student...whos been driving for nearly 10 years...

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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:34 am

I'm living proof that not all teens think ricer's with huge wings, big exhausts (mind the 4-banger), and stupid neons are cool. And I don't think I'm that bad of a driver  Smile.

(What if you're a teen and a pilot? Will it even out?)
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:56 am

It's not that teens are bad drivers, generaly I think that when paying attention they have the best reflexes around. It just happens that most dont pay attention, have no fear, and when you get another kid in the car the driver will do ANYTHING! (light fire crackers while driving the car, try to max out the car's speed, pass on the left side of the road, with double yellows etc etc....)
...and I'm proud to say I'm one of these kids.  Big grin
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:01 am

I'm not going to say that these are the worst drivers, but they scare me half to death. I'm talking about little old senior citizen ladies who must drive cars that are way, way too big for them...Town Cars, Cadillacs, Grand Marquis, Crown Victoria etc. Some of these little old ladies can barely see over the dash boards of these big battleships. They usually take their cars out of the garage (don't ask me how they back out) twice a week -- once for a visit to the grocery store and once for a visit to the doctor. Seeing them trying to turn into a parking space is scary.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:48 am

Yeah, some off duty police officers are the worst. One of my friends dad is a cop, and he drives about 15 over the limit EVERYWHERE, and he gets pulled over quite a bit. All he does is flash the badge and he is off on his way without any ticket or warning.
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Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:25 am

"Very funny indeed, Lehpron "

It was sarcasm, I was not trying to.

However I am disturbed by the assumption that students are teens, I am a student and I have not been a teen in a long time. I can understand how Lawyers and Doctors might not have the best record, they are probably the busiest people around, constantly on the move and on their cell phones, which will distract them.

Teen drivers for the most part have no experience, they just want to drive cuz society wants them to (still trying to show off to someone whether it’s family or peers). Crazy kids act and think like they will live forever, that is why they do what they do; drink, drive, smoke, screw ... whatever. They want to be adults but they are not ready for adult responsibility. Sometimes I feel that the min age for anything should be 22 and other times it should be zero to weed out the stupid. But then the world's pop would drop to a few hundred million within 5 years, cuz everybody is stupid to some degree.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:03 pm

Learpilot, actually the doctor killer is the mooney. but yea, they usually make bad pilots as well. although, my dad is an MD and he's pretty damn good behind the wheel.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:21 pm

my cousin (16) just recenty was driving his mom's van and backed right into my unkles truck. Dont try this at home kids.



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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:37 pm

Doogie Howser must have had REALLY high insurance rates....
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:03 am

The people who made this up label md's lawyers pilots etc.. As bad drivers mainly because those professions are making a hell of a lot more money then the people conducting the survey.

Teens are shitty drivers no doubt- that's because they think they are invincible.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:12 am

Worst drivers are Virginians (people living in Virginia State).
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:30 am

Teens think they're invincible, and they're inexperienced. Bad combination.

A lot of my friends (20-somethings) are terrible drivers and I actually don't feel very safe in the car with them. I've realized it boils down to two things (lacking): confidence and alertness.

Sometimes I feel like they're going to flip the car just because they get freaked out by a plastic bag on the highway.

I, of course, am an excellent driver!
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:40 am

I disagree Triscl.

Some 20 somethings may be bad drivers, but you can't generalize. I personally feel as if I am a pretty experienced driver. I don't think I am invincible, but I admit I do drive fast.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:12 am

No no, I was talking about my (20-something) friends only. My bad-driver-friends lack confidence and alertness when driving, not all 20-somethings. But I WAS generalizing about teens. You're right though, generalizing is bad. I also chose to leave out the part about how all the bad-driver-friends are of the same gender.
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:00 pm

I'm 16 years old, and I have had my drivers license since May (Student Pilots License since February). And, according to my friends and family, I am one of the best drivers they know. I always wondered why they thought this, until I drove with a few of my friends in their cars. I have one friend whos parents bought him a BMW SUV, brand new, custom everything, the works. I rode with him a couple blocks down to the supermarket one night, and he drove 85 MPH down a 40 MPH street. Thats more than twice the limit. At that time, I swore never to drive with him again.

No wonder, when I drove my date to homecoming, she said "Do you always drive this safely?" Apperantly every other guy in the city drives 90 MPH down residential streets.

Its kids like them that hike my insurance up.
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:02 pm

Its kids like him that hit little kids crossing the street.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:50 pm

Soccor moms shouldn't be allowed to drive.

I agree. They seem to be focused on everything BUT the road in front of them.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:25 pm



I could see why........always look up  Insane
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:38 am

Lawyers tend to be in a hurry.
I know of one notable exception, my dad drives fine, and is a lawyer.
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:11 am

Lawyers tend to be in a hurry.

Only when they're waiting for you to pay an invoice. When a business deal is in the offing, it will always be the lawyers who bog it down.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:47 am

What type of pilots are good drivers?

I have noticed that all of my pilot friends, instructors, commercial students, me, are good drivers. I guess it is just hard for us to loose control of a car that goes slower than planes  Smile

I've never gotten a ticket in over two years of driving. Is it just luck?
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RE: Worst Drivers Are Teens, Doctors & Lawyers

Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:58 am

"Lawyers tend to be in a hurry."

Well, ambulances are usually moving very quickly getting to or from the scene of an accident.

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