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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1860 on: January 08, 2019, 03:18:23 pm »
That is amazing- my state is not even in the top 25 and here I thought it should be 2nd or 3rd.

I was thinking the same thing.  It was updated for 2018 and now Florida is # 8 worst and Mississippi is #1.  Apparently, Virginia is #34 (17th best)... so I guess I need to shut up about all the bad drivers here?

Here is the full updated list:
https://dr5dymrsxhdzh.cloudfront.net/blog/images/a18535/2018/08/2018_worst_drivers_table-1.png
Full article:  https://smartasset.com/checking-account/states-with-the-worst-drivers-2018-edition

And yeah, I would take these "statistics" with a grain of salt.  Doesn't appear to be very scientific and the criteria are a bit strange.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1861 on: January 08, 2019, 03:30:34 pm »
I was thinking the same thing.  It was updated for 2018 and now Florida is # 8 worst and Mississippi is #1.  Apparently, Virginia is #34 (17th best)... so I guess I need to shut up about all the bad drivers here?

Here is the full updated list:
https://dr5dymrsxhdzh.cloudfront.net/blog/images/a18535/2018/08/2018_worst_drivers_table-1.png
Full article:  https://smartasset.com/checking-account/states-with-the-worst-drivers-2018-edition

And yeah, I would take these "statistics" with a grain of salt.  Doesn't appear to be very scientific and the criteria are a bit strange.

Well there you go. Texas moved up to #5 and Oklahoma down to #16. Maybe there is something to this list 8)

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1862 on: January 08, 2019, 03:47:51 pm »
The worst place that I have actually driven in is MA, with several areas really ringing the proverbial bell. Boston and north of Boston ('Little Silicon Valley') especially stand out. Tremendously aggressive drivers, either on the brink or actually having a never- ending case of road rage. Driving in NYC is a cake- walk compared to Boston IME.

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Drivers are pretty crazy where I live near Fredericksburg, VA.  I can tell the difference after being somewhere other than here in the craziness quotient.  Gets worse as you go north.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1863 on: January 08, 2019, 03:55:45 pm »
Give that man a cheroot! You nailed one of, or maybe the MAIN complaint of lots and lots of drivers: hanging in the left lane(s), cruising along like he / she is the only human on the planet.

Funny thing though, I tend to think of CT as being horrible in this regard, while I know some CT folks who thing it is RI leading the pack. You think it is TX. ??

I saw a truly amazing thing traveling through the center / north of the US on a couple of occasions- on I90, and endless, two- lane highway through, say, SD or MT, two vehicles, side- by- side, going well under the speed limit (75 MPH at least at that time), looking like they are connected by a chain! Completely blocking the road ahead. Finally, I beeped while behind the driver in the left lane, he / she sped up for a few seconds but NOT LONG enough to clear the car in the right lane! I had to bang the horn AGAIN to get him / her to finally move forward and over a lane. I was kinda' under the gun, time- wise and on  the clock to hit the Pacific.  :o :yikes:

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I'm not convinced the statistics in this list are the final word on bad drivers. I would nominate Texas, #9 on this list, to be in the top 5 at least. One of the statistics not on this list but certainly should be is: "Number of drivers permanently in the left lane going less than the speed limit". Texas would be #1 for that statistic. I've been spending some time in Oklahoma (#3) and I can say without a doubt, TX has WAY more drivers parked in the left lane than OK.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1864 on: January 08, 2019, 05:19:10 pm »
Give that man a cheroot! You nailed one of, or maybe the MAIN complaint of lots and lots of drivers: hanging in the left lane(s), cruising along like he / she is the only human on the planet.

Yep, and what it causes is major traffic congestion AND it starts to create road rage and unsafe conditions as tempers flare and drivers start doing more and more aggressive and then dangerous things to get them to move.  I have often wondered how much that contributes to accidents.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1865 on: January 11, 2019, 08:25:52 am »
I forgot to mention this lil gem of irritation about Florida drivers.

This happened to me twice in Florida on I-75.

Pulled the RV into a gas station/fast food joint. You know the type, a gas station that also has a fast food restaurant in the same building.

As I pulled into the station I saw that all the pumps were taken and some even had one or two cars waiting their turns. I pull the RV in and get in line. Then I notice that there's no one in the car in front of me. I check the other cars at the pumps and there's no one in them either. WTF? EVERY single lane was the same, no one in the cars. Where are they? They parked their damn cars at the pump and went in to order food!!!

Who does that?

As the couple comes back to the car in front of me with their bags of food I asked them if they got anything for me. I get the look. Then the guys proceeds to put gas in his car.  :o
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1866 on: January 11, 2019, 01:18:29 pm »
I forgot to mention this lil gem of irritation about Florida drivers.

This happened to me twice in Florida on I-75.

Pulled the RV into a gas station/fast food joint. You know the type, a gas station that also has a fast food restaurant in the same building.

As I pulled into the station I saw that all the pumps were taken and some even had one or two cars waiting their turns. I pull the RV in and get in line. Then I notice that there's no one in the car in front of me. I check the other cars at the pumps and there's no one in them either. WTF? EVERY single lane was the same, no one in the cars. Where are they? They parked their damn cars at the pump and went in to order food!!!

Who does that?

As the couple comes back to the car in front of me with their bags of food I asked them if they got anything for me. I get the look. Then the guys proceeds to put gas in his car.  :o
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This is what we have to put up with now, I fear that our kids will have the same thing happen to them only then the family will proceed to eat in the car and then all pile out for the restrooms before they leave the pump. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1867 on: January 11, 2019, 01:56:56 pm »
I pulled into a station this morning and there was a car being fueled, engine idling, no one around.  I'm thinking what happens if the nozzle is broken and won't shut off and gas spills all over the ground?  And I'm right behind this fn idiot whose POS car could blow up an entire station and me with it.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1868 on: January 11, 2019, 04:42:34 pm »
I pulled into a station this morning and there was a car being fueled, engine idling, no one around.  I'm thinking what happens if the nozzle is broken and won't shut off and gas spills all over the ground?  And I'm right behind this fn idiot whose POS car could blow up an entire station and me with it.

if it wasn't for cameras, I'd have pulled the snozzle out, clicked it on and locked it, and let it sit on the roof of the car with the windows open, and driven away...


can't fix stupid...

But, you could have pulled the schnozzle out, replaced it into the pump, and driven away... which would have made the same, if not better, point...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1869 on: January 11, 2019, 04:48:01 pm »
Or pull up very close behind/side that car and just fill your own car up with his nozzle.  If you are caught, say "well, I decided to do the right thing and protect everyone and deserve a reward for doing so."
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1870 on: January 12, 2019, 08:01:59 am »
OMG!
I don't use the OMG letters very much, but when I do it's to marvel (sic) at how stupid and inconsiderate my fellow citizens are.  :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :doh: :doh: :doh:

This is what we have to put up with now, I fear that our kids will have the same thing happen to them only then the family will proceed to eat in the car and then all pile out for the restrooms before they leave the pump. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Yep, gotta love those intelligent and considerate Floridians. Hey, I wonder if they voted Republican or Democrat?    ;)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1871 on: January 12, 2019, 08:22:55 am »
This ain't the place for political references....I don't want to move this thread to the Arena.  :)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1872 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:03 am »
This ain't the place for political references....I don't want to move this thread to the Arena.  :)

Point taken Sir Knight.   :-X
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1873 on: January 12, 2019, 01:08:06 pm »
I am sure the great majority of the people voted Democrat or Republican. The percentage of votes for any 'third party' or unaffiliated (independent)  person is always very small.

 ;) ;D

(there ya' go Jim, fixed up the thread and took the politics out..... )

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Yep, gotta love those intelligent and considerate Floridians. Hey, I wonder if they voted Republican or Democrat?    ;)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1874 on: January 13, 2019, 07:14:47 am »
I am sure the great majority of the people voted Democrat or Republican. The percentage of votes for any 'third party' or unaffiliated (independent)  person is always very small.

 ;) ;D

(there ya' go Jim, fixed up the thread and took the politics out..... )

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Why thank you, Brian. You sanitized that nicely.    ;)

You left out one small but very non vocal voting group. The non voting populace.
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