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Postby knapplc » Fri May 26, 2006 3:36 pm

Pacman wrote:Aside from the test, I just want to say that I learned to drive in Massachuetts, and currently live and drive in Mass., and am well aware of the way we drive out here.

But, I also lived in California for 4 years when I was in the Navy, specifically in the SF Bay area, and in my opinion, drivers out there are WORSE than drivers here.

Mass. drivers are far more aggressive than Calif. drivers, but Calif drivers are wayyyy more clueless than Mass. People drive like maniacs out there... It was literally terrifying to commute back and forth to work on SF highways.


Just my two cents.


I wonder if that's due to the fact that there are so many foreign drivers in the Bay Area? I lived in SF for two years and commuted up and down 280 and 101 the whole time. It seems like half the population of the Bay Area is from another country, so they didn't learn to drive here. When I got my CA driver's license I think I was the only White Guy in the DMV - it was interesting to be a minority! :-D
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Postby Pacman » Fri May 26, 2006 3:39 pm

knapplc wrote:I lived in SF for two years and commuted up and down 280 and 101 the whole time. It seems like half the population of the Bay Area is from another country, so they didn't learn to drive here.


I commuted I-280 too (SF to Pacifica), and yes, a lot of drivers were newcomers to our shores... (how's that for politically correct??). And yes, that was part of the problem... :-?
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Postby Fireball Express » Fri May 26, 2006 4:00 pm

Well this isn't news to me. I could have told you NY drivers would be near the bottom of the list.
One guy I know failed his permit test 5 times before he finaly passed it. Permit test, not a license test.
My business partner can't even drive in reverse more than 10 feet. Sometimes I have to pull his car out of the driveway for him.
Just yesterday I watched a car blow through a police traffic stop (at a stop sign no less).
Typically a yellow (amber) light in NY means speed up before it turns red.
Throw in the cell phone to the ear oversized SUV Jappy housewives drivers and the unlicensed immigrants and you have a driver's nightmare.
I say all this about and hour before I'm about to drive into Manhattan.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Fri May 26, 2006 4:07 pm

I got a 75, but I don't even drive yet.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri May 26, 2006 4:08 pm

knapplc wrote:Average: 83.7 percent

1. Oregon 90.6
2. Washington 88.2
3. Vermont 87.5
4. Idaho 87.3 (Tie)
4. South Dakota 87.3 (Tie)
6. Montana 87.2
7. Nebraska 87.0
8. Kansas 86.8
9. Iowa 86.7
10. Wyoming 86.2
11. Wisconsin 86.1
12. Minnesota 86.0
13. Alaska 85.8
14. California 85.6
15. Indiana 85.2 (Tie)
15. Colorado 85.2 (Tie)
17. Michigan 85.1
18. North Dakota 85.0
19. West Virginia 84.8
20. Utah 84.5
21. Mississippi 84.4
22. Illinois 84.3
23. Tennessee 84.2
24. Texas 84.0 (Tie)
24. Kentucky 84.0 (Tie)
26. New Hampshire 83.9
27. Arkansas 83.8
28. Virginia 83.5
29. Arizona 83.4
30. Georgia 83.2 (Tie)
30. Louisiana 83.2 (Tie)
32. North Carolina 83.1 (Tie)
32. Maine 83.1 (Tie)
34. Ohio 83.0
35. Oklahoma 82.9
36. Alabama 82.8
37. Missouri 82.7 (Tie)
37. Delaware 82.7 (Tie)
39. Nevada 82.6
40. South Carolina 82.3 (Tie)
40. Florida 82.3 (Tie)
42. Pennsylvania 82.1
43. New Mexico 81.5
44. Connecticut 80.9
45. Hawaii 80.7
46. Maryland 79.5
47. New York 79.4
48. New Jersey 78.6 (Tie)
48. Massachusetts 78.6 (Tie)
50. Washington, D.C. 76.5
51. Rhode Island 75.1


I already knew Illinois drivers were better than Missouri drivers. :-D

btw - I got a 90. I wish they would tell you the questions you got wrong.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri May 26, 2006 4:12 pm

knapplc wrote:1. Oregon 90.6
2. Washington 88.2
3. Vermont 87.5
4. Idaho 87.3 (Tie)
4. South Dakota 87.3 (Tie)
6. Montana 87.2
7. Nebraska 87.0
8. Kansas 86.8
9. Iowa 86.7
10. Wyoming 86.2


I work with quite a few people from Iowa. I'll have to mention this. :-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri May 26, 2006 5:48 pm

I got a 95! Curious to know what I missed.
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Postby Madison » Fri May 26, 2006 6:13 pm

Seems they closed the survey. :-/

Texas at 24 doesn't surprise me. Take out Dallas, and we'd improve considerably. Those guys can't drive at all. :-P

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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 26, 2006 6:19 pm

Madison wrote:Seems they closed the survey. :-/

Texas at 24 doesn't surprise me. Take out Dallas, and we'd improve considerably. Those guys can't drive at all. :-P

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I was gonna post that. Closed for me as well.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri May 26, 2006 10:03 pm

They must have figured nobody was going to beat 95, so why keep it open.
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