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    Rude Drivers

    Miami holds top spot on rude driver list
    By SARAH LARIMER, Associated Press WriterTue May 15, 9:07 AM ET
    For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday.
    Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance.
    Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
    South Miami resident Erik Pinto told The Associated Press he's probably seen every bad driving habit on Miami's roads.
    "You don't want to know what I've seen," Pinto said. "I've seen everything. I'm from L.A., and we don't see the crazy drivers that you see here."
    Portland, Ore., drivers were the least likely of the cities to see other motorists tailgating on the roadways, and St. Louis motorists were the least likely to swear at another driver, the survey found.
    Minneapolis-St. Paul was rated the most courteous city in 2006 but slipped to the middle of the list this year.
    The most frequent cause of road rage cited in the survey was impatient motorists. Drivers also cited poor driving in fast lanes and driving while stressed, frustrated or angry.
    "The best piece of advice is to take a deep breath. Slow down, be aware and be careful," AutoVantage spokesman Todd Smith said, adding the aim of the survey is to increase driver safety across the nation.
    More than 2,500 drivers who regularly commute in 25 major metropolitan areas were asked to rate road rage and rude driving in telephone surveys between January and March. The survey was conducted by Prince Market Research has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
    The list, ranked from those reporting the most incidents of road rage to the fewest:
    1. Miami
    2. New York
    3. Boston
    4. Los Angeles
    5. Washington, D.C.
    6. Phoenix
    7. Chicago
    8. Sacramento, Calif.
    9. Philadelphia
    10. San Francisco
    11. Houston
    12. Atlanta
    13. Detroit
    14. Minneapolis-St. Paul
    15. Baltimore
    16. Tampa, Fla.
    17. San Diego
    18. Cincinnati
    19. Cleveland
    20. Denver
    21. Dallas-Ft. Worth
    22. St. Louis
    23. Seattle-Tacoma
    24. Pittsburgh
    25. Portland, Ore.

    Cant believe Jackson MS didnt make this list.
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    ROFLMAO...
    i would have to nod my head yes....
    at least once a week I write a ticket to someone who gave me the middle finger while I am in my PATROL CAR LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Miami holds top spot on rude driver list
    If you are trying to convince me to forego my dream of living in Miami someday, Cidp24, it aint workin'! Miami is the place to be. Right, goz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Cant believe Jackson MS didnt make this list.
    I can't believe Omaha, NE didn't make it.

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    #22 baby! Drivers suck here.
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    The entire state of New Jersey should be number one.




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    Hey BC, I didn't write it, and I think Miami would be a fine place to live. Apparently it's just not a fine place to drive!!
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    I would be a mean SOB if I had to drive in that damn heat all the time too!

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    lol it is a great place to live and work....
    the stats are fantastic lol

    just remember many used to drive donkeys
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    Found blackberry riots and
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    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
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    The sun turn tail and
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    Anywhere in Rhode Island should be #1. I used to think Boston were the worst....RI takes the cake.

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    All of the mentioned cities in comparison are near the same size. I'm sure if they broke in down by size comparison other smaller cities would make the list. I would bet Oklahoma City or El Paso TX for number 1.
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Gotta be bad data...Jacksonville FL didn't make the list, but Tampa did??? I've Lived in Miami, Tampa, and Jax., and Jax has always been the worst as far I see. The problem in Miami is they moved all the roads and exits around on I-95 and everybody is lost! I had a guy pass the car in the left lane by driving in the center/turn lane and swerve back across and get in front of my personal car in the right lane, (in which I was driving in uniform with no tint whatsoever on any of the windows) stop at the light and hang out the drivers side looking back at me and hollered "you got a problem"...I put my car in park and approached him smiling saying "no, but I think you do".

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    Gotta be bad data...Jacksonville FL didn't make the list, but Tampa did??? I've Lived in Miami, Tampa, and Jax., and Jax has always been the worst as far I see. The problem in Miami is they moved all the roads and exits around on I-95 and everybody is lost! I had a guy pass the car in the left lane by driving in the center/turn lane and swerve back across and get in front of my personal car in the right lane, (in which I was driving in uniform with no tint whatsoever on any of the windows) stop at the light and hang out the drivers side looking back at me and hollered "you got a problem"...I put my car in park and approached him smiling saying "no, but I think you do".

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    Surprise, surprise surprise. Pittsburgh's number 2 BEST drivers...
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    Maybe those drivers are just angry at other drivers for contributing to global warming!
    Last edited by Jenna; 05-16-07 at 08:40 AM.

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    Jenna only you would take a driving thread and put a political spin on it.
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    memphis is not on the list be cause they took the data from licensed drivers. that ruled memphis out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Maybe those drivers are just angry at other drivers for contributing to global warming!
    Why would those drivers be mad at other drivers for contributing to global warming? Now if the pedestrians were attacking drivers at the stoplights, and beating them while screaming "stop polluting my universe!" I could understand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    ROFLMAO...

    at least once a week I write a ticket to someone who gave me the middle finger while I am in my PATROL CAR LOL...
    OK, how many of us have waved the middle finger at someone while on duty in the patrol car??? I have,, just kept it down out of sight.

    I have visibly shook my fist at a knucklehead who ran me off of the road while I was on duty.
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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