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Isle drivers rank low in annual insurer test - Hawaii News

There are 30 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 21, 2009, titled Isle drivers rank low in annual insurer test - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hawaii motorists ranked nearly last in an insurance company's national driver's test.

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NoCanDrive

Troy, MI

#1 May 21, 2009
I guess that explains why so many pedestrians are getting run over.
Joe Local

Dallas, TX

#2 May 21, 2009
Good God! Can we get ANYTHING right? Near the bottom in academic test scores. Schools and library services cut back and closed. Curbside recycling programs targeted for shut down. Gas prices going up. Property taxes going up. Sewer fees going up. Tourists avoiding the place. Transit tax soaking us for a rail project that nobody else in the USA would be foolish enough to build now. Is there any good news????
notthefullstory

San Diego, CA

#3 May 21, 2009
this is not the full story

from an insurance stand point, we have some of the best drivers and some the worst

bottom line is that older, good drivers in Hawaii get good rates --- so that means the insurance companies don't think we are all idiots --- that is the rest of the story
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#4 May 21, 2009
any state that has a large immigrant population will not do good on the test...plain and simple
Willy

Portland, OR

#5 May 21, 2009
Joe Local wrote:
Good God! Can we get ANYTHING right? Near the bottom in academic test scores. Schools and library services cut back and closed. Curbside recycling programs targeted for shut down. Gas prices going up. Property taxes going up. Sewer fees going up. Tourists avoiding the place. Transit tax soaking us for a rail project that nobody else in the USA would be foolish enough to build now. Is there any good news????
Yes there is. The old standby that islanders have resorted to for years. LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII!
Willy

Portland, OR

#6 May 21, 2009
There's one test score that Hawaii drivers would rank first. The one that measures how many drivers are willing, able, and ready to pull a fricken haole driver out of his vehicle and pound 'em senseless.

It might not be much but hey it's something most mokes would be proud of.

Go Warriors?
alice

Kahului, HI

#7 May 21, 2009
it is scary on the roads
arrogant

Hilo, HI

#8 May 21, 2009
And how should Hawaii drivers grade GMAC????
Please. GMAC was on the verge of collapse and is getting bailed out by the government.
Poorly managed. Along with GM, Chrysler, Bank of America, CITI bank, AIG etc. etc.
Joe Local

Dallas, TX

#9 May 21, 2009
Willy wrote:
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Yes there is. The old standby that islanders have resorted to for years. LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII!
Oh yeah. Dat. Hawaii no ka oi!! True. Now, if we could just get a few inspirational leaders .....
Local fisherman

Waipahu, HI

#10 May 21, 2009
Hawaii's drivers have developed that "me first" attitude over the years. Nowadays a greater number of locals are acting more like haoles.

Driving cooperatively is a thing of the past.
no speak English

Honolulu, HI

#11 May 21, 2009
I pass license without knowing what's written on the test. But me real good driver.
Mike 96816

Honolulu, HI

#12 May 21, 2009
Local fisherman wrote:
Hawaii's drivers have developed that "me first" attitude over the years. Nowadays a greater number of locals are acting more like haoles.
Driving cooperatively is a thing of the past.
What the hell does haole have to do with it???
I see plenty of nutcase drivers every day of the week and I don't see any particular race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation group as being any kind of standout performers.
Bottom line is, this is an island. I doubt that anyone has a destination more than 35 miles from where thay started.
How much time can anyone gain by driving like an idiot? A couple of minutes, maybe..... But I see them, bobbing, weaving, driving in the HOV lane with only one person, gunning through red lights, ignoring pedestrians and bikes....
I really don't see much 'driving with aloha' except the occaisonal shaka when someone cuts in front of someone.
Yes We Cant

Honolulu, HI

#13 May 21, 2009
Lets see the little racers. the local idiots who drive huge jacked up trucks with no re-con sticker. The morons that don't understand the right of way laws. The titas with arms full of gold, yhea GMAC got it right.
Brian B

Kahului, HI

#14 May 21, 2009
Many local drivers are courteous but to a fault. Sometimes they expect drivers with the right-of-way to yield which is dangerous. Also, many local drivers do not heed stop signs, know how to use turn signals or observe common driving etiquette (like staying out of the left lane when your slow). They need to get a clue. Then you have the self-righteous haole haters who think they are above the law and drive like aggressive idiots to compensate for their other defficiencies.
This aint news

Honolulu, HI

#15 May 21, 2009
we already knew this, I just came back from SoCal and let me tell you I was so happy to have driven there, so much more intelligence on the road, I didn't even hear a horn once, people merged as they're supposed to , no having to wait for them to merge, no shaka, no middle finger just plain old driving. I wish all HI drivers would learn how to drive like that. oh and also they no longer offer driving tests in a foreign language, ENGLISH ONLY.
Angel

Tokyo, Japan

#16 May 21, 2009
I'm not especially surprised at this. However, you're looking at an average of 110 people per state. For Hawaii, you're looking at a sample of 110 people out of 150,000 or 200,000 drivers? A very small sample. Not being a statistician, I don't know how accurate this could possibly be.
Mike 96816

Honolulu, HI

#17 May 21, 2009
Angel wrote:
I'm not especially surprised at this. However, you're looking at an average of 110 people per state. For Hawaii, you're looking at a sample of 110 people out of 150,000 or 200,000 drivers? A very small sample. Not being a statistician, I don't know how accurate this could possibly be.
If you doubt the accuracy, come on over and drive around. Almost the worst drivers that I have ever had the pleasure of sharing the road with. Guam is the only place that I have driven where the drivers outshine those on Oahu.
Hawaiian Kingdumb

Mililani, HI

#18 May 21, 2009
Drivers in Rhode Island are pretty bad too. They are more of a reckless, combative sort, combined with a roadway layout that makes Hawaii look like the midwest.
Hawaiian drivers suck on a more pea-brained, mentally stunted level. I've had local drivers almost back into me in the parking lot, and when I lay on the horn(you know, that noisy thing thats used to alert others of a dangerous situation) they have the nerve to look at me like I am the problem.

Thats why so many pedestrians get lit up on the roads here. The pedestrians think that some stupid "shaka" and "aloha" will magically stop the moke driven monster bearing down on them, and the driver refuses to alert the unfortunate oldster to mortal danger because laying on the horn "shows a lack of aloha, and besides only stupid haoles use da horn. Them and their silly mainland ways"
So if you see a white guy laying on the horn, its probably just me dealing with another local pea-brain
localandstaying

Honolulu, HI

#20 May 21, 2009
Enforcement should be done when you reach an age that you can't walk up right anymore, become deaf, suffer from cataracts or come from a place where a bicycle is the major mode of transportation. Since when is it ok to come to a complete stop on the freeway because someone is trying to come on the onramp but doesn't know how to press the gas pedal. So many people drive with no logic of where they are going. They stay in the left lane until the last minute then try and get over to the far right lane so they don't miss the exit. The Waipahu exit is famous for this coming from town. Good grief. Common sense goes along way and will save your life one day if you choose not to ignore it.
Sam

Hilo, HI

#21 May 21, 2009
No kidding! Have learned to drive more defensive than any state I have lived in. To many culters thinking they know the basic rules and Aloha driving is not in the book.

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