State with worst drivers? California ...

State with worst drivers? California miles ahead of Florida, tr...

There are 52 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 29, 2007, titled State with worst drivers? California miles ahead of Florida, tr.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

And in the category of states with both the worst drivers and the best-smelling bus stops, the winner is: California.

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Bernice Fish

Pompano Beach, FL

#42 May 14, 2008
MartaK wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen everything you mentioned and MORE here in Florida.
No kidding. Driving on the wrong side of the road. Stopping in the middle of an intersection. Driving on the sidewalk. Driving over the median. U-turns at red lights. Not stopping at red lights. Not stopping at stop signs. Turning left from the right lane. Turning either way from the center lane. Changing lanes during a multi-lane turn. Stopping sideways blocking all lanes of traffic for no apparent reason.

And I saw all that on my way to the office this morning.

From what I can see, this has nothing to do with language, nation of origin, or age. It must be something in south Florida's water.
Donald Taylor

Henderson, NV

#43 May 24, 2008
I live here in Vegas and the drivers here are terrible. I don't know how any of them get a license. I still think southern Calif driver are a little worse though.
po8tick

Katy, TX

#44 Jun 29, 2008
Raised in Miami - lived 2 years in Los Angeles and currently living in Houston TX and I can say that still MIAMI is by far, the worst ever.

Road Rage? MIAMI
Bad Drivers? MIAMI
Traffic? LOS ANGELES

Lastly - how the state decided to apply the rules of the road - the construction of the road and thier LIGHT system - Los Angeles

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Road Rage - you have not seen nothing yet until you go to HIALEAH, MIAMI BEACH, SOUTH BEACH, CALLE OCHO, DOWNTOWN, COCONUT GROVE and check out the Road Rage, mines included!

Bad Drivers =
- We got retiree who cant see shit and drive slow
- We got young teens in Fast and the Furious Mode with thier pathetic Honda Rice
- We got HAITIANS who runs the DMV and hook all thier "FRESH OFF THE BOAT" Hiatians who cant speak English nor Spanish and are currently Driving the road.
- We got JAMACIANS who are the equivalent to MEXICANS when it comes to "How many humans can you fit in a Chevy Impala" and they manage to get 20 people in it...
- We got MEXICANS too... lol.. but mostly in Kendall or Homestead
- CUBANS / Puerto Ricans - The top dogs when it comes to ROAD RAGE - dont fuck with them!

So with Slow drivers (old people) PLUS speeders (teens) PLUS Road Rage (Hispanics) and people who have no driving experience (Blacks/Haitians) all merged into the same road - Shit will happen.

Oh yeah I forgot - South Florida is also known for the most scam / con artists - no other states I know has "Ticket Clinics" and it's almost nearly impossible to get your license revoked / suspended with all those ticket clinics out there. if you had used 10 ticket clinic service in 1 year, you have 3 more chances with Driving School than you can take the risk and show up personally to Court for dismissal - after the 15th violation - you finally get a point....
you got 15 free chances b4 a point... so in reality you need to fuck up 20-25 times b4 they take ur license.

DUI is no exception either LOL...you can get pulled over 10x - all DUI violation and you will still be able to drive!

Now LOS ANGELES ROAD SYSTEM however is by Far the worst - you dont have your own specific lane to make a left turn.
You have to wait until it's yellow to GUN IT...
and if you do take that chance: one of 2 things occurs:

1 - Crash
2 - Nothing but you will recieve a ticket in the mail for crossing a "red light"

that doesnt constitute Los Angeles as bad drivers - it's how the system is there that is FUCKED UP.
We atleast have proper road system to keep flow of traffic good.

I nearly crashed in Los Angeles trying to enter the highway - WTF is up with putting a light to enter the highway - BULLSHIT - Your Road Light system are horrible
As far as road consutrction - MIami vs Houston...
apparently my friends who lived in Houston for 7+ years but Grew Up in Miami explained to me Houston is worst.
Miami has improved on getting thier shit done now I guess but BISCAYNE BLVD IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR 22 FUCKING YEARS... im 25!!! I remember they started on 41st, now they are on 110-120th st and still portions between 41-71st on Biscayne - JESUS..

Lastly - I know we are the worst - im no angel either and everyone who has been in my car here in Houston are scared shitless of my driving.. Im so fucking used to driving this way now... beyond aggressive! Hell I could recall I nearly cause several car accidents and 2 people dared to cut in front of me - my road rage kicked in and miami pride I guess - I jumped into the emergency lane to cut in front of them with a flick of the finger! 3 months in and already 4 tickets in Houston.. so sad I have to brag about it.... but goes to show - Miami Mentality to survive the highway gets me in trouble elsewhere in the States.

BUT WORST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD - PHILIPPINES HANDS FUCKING DOWN!!! OMFG they Make Florida Drivers look like the best drivers in the state! The Philippines Trike drivers are dare devils!
P0rt_Phragger

United States

#45 Jul 31, 2008
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for your acknowledgement. South Floridians to work very hard to uphold the distinction. Keep it up South Florida so we can be recognized as number 1 in the national poles!
lol thats true love for a state.....spirit man lol

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#46 Aug 4, 2008
P0rt_Phragger wrote:
<quoted text>lol thats true love for a state.....spirit man lol
I always strive to be the top of my field! LOL.
curious cat

Watsonville, CA

#47 Aug 5, 2010
the absolutely worst driver is in Santa Cruz, California. thus California wins over Florida hands down.
Mike

United States

#48 Aug 6, 2010
California drivers suck!! They come here to western Nevada and are a bunch of road hogs. They ride side-by-side on roads with two or more lanes going the same dircetion, usually they're doing 20 mph or more below the speed limit. They won't pull over and let you pass. If you can manage somehow to pass them, they give you dirty looks and the finger as if YOU did something wrong. They don't get the concept of "KEEP RIGHT, PASS LEFT."
Sandy

Sacramento, CA

#49 Feb 18, 2011
I have lived in New York, Las Vegas and California. New Yorkers don't observe stop signs and steal parking spaces; Las Vegas has distracted rubber necking tourists on the road; however, California has the worst drivers I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. They speed through school zones, residential streets as well as in and our of driveways. They seldom yield to emergency vehicles and have complete and total disregard for other vehicles' right-of-way. They will cut you off and act as if that were their birthright. Californians drive like cockroaches that scramble when the lights are turned on. They outnumber all of the highway patrol cops out there and they damn well take advantage of it.
orlando drivers the worst

Orlando, FL

#51 Sep 23, 2011
yes orlando drivers SUCK...basically...orlando driving is about...they go really slow most of the time, drive like crap...theyre slow UNTIL, you try to pass them then the dipsh*ts speed up to prevent you from passing them...then once you have or haven't the faggots slow back down again...
also orlando drivers like to just cut you off for no apparent reason....its not like they have to get in the right or left lane to make a turn-- as you're driving fast, cruising, they just make a split second decision to move right in front of you..dangerously, cut you off...and then drive slower...they are such scumbags i hate them..

the times they do speed up-- During POURING rain and dangerous storms....oh yeah...that's when the retard orlando trash idiots speed up so fast, begin driving through puddles oh and HONKING at people driving slow....they use a storm and cars driving safe to feel superior to others or who knows what---backwards twisted idiots and retards....so they're slow half the time but during a storm they speed up and begin harassing cars that slow down for safety--talk about scum crap sh*t..and they speed up if youre trying to pass them....worst drivers not worse than miami but really really bad....orlando is the worst place....even LA wasn't half as bad--everyone said traffic in LA was awful...but it wasn't...people at least drove normally there and had brains..go to central florida and its a bunch of backwards lunatics driving like freaks....orlando is full of trashy weird annoying nasty people...and the way they drive...shows what those jerks are

Since: Jun 11

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#52 Sep 23, 2011
So, my husband and I are driving to West Hollywood from Malibu on the Pacific Coast highway. It's bogged down, as usual, with bumper-to-bumper. My husband is trying to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead when a car whips in, cuts us off, then flips us the finger. There's bad drivers everywhere, guys.

“I miss poe15”

Since: Sep 11

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#53 Sep 23, 2011
Taste of dixie wrote:
So, my husband and I are driving to West Hollywood from Malibu on the Pacific Coast highway. It's bogged down, as usual, with bumper-to-bumper. My husband is trying to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead when a car whips in, cuts us off, then flips us the finger. There's bad drivers everywhere, guys.
Ha!

When my grandparents retired and moved to Florida in 1972, he said Florida was hands down the worst place he'd ever driven, because...

Half the drivers were having heart attacks, and the other half was driving around causing them.:-)

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#54 Sep 23, 2011
Poe-Nocchio wrote:
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Ha!
When my grandparents retired and moved to Florida in 1972, he said Florida was hands down the worst place he'd ever driven, because...
Half the drivers were having heart attacks, and the other half was driving around causing them.:-)
You win. My dad ran into the bank and two light poles confusing the gas peddle for the brakes. He didn't stop driving until a month before he died. I thought he was going to get him and my mother killed, bit the old gomer would not stop driving. This is God's waiting room here so we have a lot of senile gomers here. Myself, I'm a gomer in training.

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