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Which state has the worst drivers?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rusty Shackleford, Mar 27, 2008.


Which state has the worst drivers?

  1. Illinois (correct answer)

    2 vote(s)
  2. Anywhere else (wrong answer)

    22 vote(s)
  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    The thread about Virginia's new heavy-handed fines for bad drivers got me to wondering: Which state has the worst drivers? So I made this poll. But I'm lazy, so I didn't include all 50 states and frankly, there's only one right answer anyway.

    Driving in Illinois, or in a state bordering Illinois, is taking your life in your hands. Blatant traffic law violations abound. Cops ignore all but the worst because the state's jails and court system are over-burdened. And besides, when six people zip through a light after it turns red at 20 over the speed limit, beer cans flying out the window, one cop can only nab one violator anyway, right?

    If driver quality is any marker of a state's collective intelligence, Illinois rode the short bus to the union.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I lived in Indiana, right on the border with your beloved Illinois, for about 5 years. I still think Texas drivers are worse.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    New Jersey by a thousand miles. Actually, 3,000 miles.
  4. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    City of Albuquerque.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's like humidity. Everyone thinks theirs is the worst.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Rusty, I've lived where you lived ... in the same county, anyway ... but no region has worse drivers than the South. It's not even close.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Not me; I live in California. We have the best weather. :D
  8. SigR

    SigR Member

    Anecdotally, I'd say Boston area. But I'd guess florida would end up taking the cake in an objective survey.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Bastard. Even your drivers are nice and safe, 'cause they're always stopped in traffic.
  10. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    D.C. drivers are insane.
  11. I thought Illinois was the worst until I moved to Florida.

    I blame Illinoisians who have moved here.
  12. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    The way people drive everywhere is evidence of widespread insanity and stupidity.
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