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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by johnapril
Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Seattle and Atlanta were rated as the cities with the most courteous drivers, who were less likely to change lanes without signaling or swear at other motorists.
Well isn't that nice...they don't swear at other motorists! Minneapolis only made the list because nine months of the year no one can get their cars onto public roads because of all the damn snow and ice.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by johnapril
Miami Tops Auto Club List for Rude Drivers By BETH RUCKER, Associated Press Writer Tue May 16, 7:02 PM ET Stressed Miami drivers speed, tailgate and cut off other drivers so frequently that the city earned the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. AutoVantage, an automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance, also listed Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles and Boston among the top five cities for rude driving. Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Seattle and Atlanta were rated as the cities with the most courteous drivers, who were less likely to change lanes without signaling or swear at other motorists. More than 2,000 adult drivers who regularly commute in 20 major metropolitan areas were asked to rate road rage and rude driving in telephone surveys between January and March. The survey conducted by Prince Market Research has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. Drivers owned up to some rude behavior themselves: Nearly all said they had talked on a cell phone while driving, and 64 percent acknowledged they occassionally drive too fast. Young drivers and people with long commutes were found to be the most likely to react to an aggressive or rude driver. The top reactions included honking the horn, cursing or making an obscene gesture. No distinct differences were found between male and female drivers. "Human behavior is so involved with crashes at all levels," said Elly Martin, a spokeswoman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "(Aggressive driving) is a pattern of behavior drivers exhibit over and over." AutoVantage, based in Norwalk, Conn., hopes to use the survey to educate people about how to resist road rage. Among its tips are remaining calm and not making eye contact with an angry driver.
In Boca, its not that I drive too fast, it’s the geriatrics drive too slow! Seriously, 20 in a 45 mph zone is a joke, thus I have to speed up to cut them off, and because of moment I’m now doing 55 mph… ME-a-Me is horrific when it comes to drivers. It’s the combination of Cuban and snowbirds from NY that ends up ruining it for everyone else. The old people use massive cars: S-Class’, 7-Series’, A8’s, Lincolns, and Cadillac’s, which weigh 3 tons each and are not easy to handle, all the while they have slowed down reactions and wear trifocals. Its really a recipe for disaster. Jon.
post #18 of 25
If Seattle has the best drivers everyone should just kill themselves now.
post #19 of 25
Death becomes the archbishop.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by johnapril
Death becomes the archbishop.
There is no there in the words of another lesbian leviathan of literature.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by j
If Seattle has the best drivers everyone should just kill themselves now.

It didn't say anything about being a good driver. Just courteous.

It's me not using my horn. Someone taking this survey swerved in front of me, took their time crossing the street while I had a green light, and slammed on their brakes in front of me for no reason. I didn't touch my horn once. They just assumed that everyone in Seattle is as laid back as I am.
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
No point in using your horn unless you need to get someone's attention.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
No point in using your horn unless you need to get someone's attention.

I'm usually concentrating on not dying or killing someone else. J frequently reaches over and smashes my horn down when he rides shotgun.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
No point in using your horn unless you need to get someone's attention.

Too many people use their horn to get attention. I'm with Tokyo: never use your horn indiscriminately. You should always put safety first; sometimes that means you should not use your horn at all. However, if anyone reached over and mashed my horn, I'd probably break their face. Though, thre are exceptions.

~ Huntsman
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
I think I've used my horn twice in all the time I've been driving. My point is that it should be used when you need to get someone's attention, not when you want to get comical, petty revenge. Then again, I don't understand most people's driving. Everyone assured me I'd get angry and start swearing at other drivers when I started driving, and I'm still waiting.
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