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Old 08-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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You’ve probably said this before, but what city would you consider to be “home of the worst drivers?”

Photo Credit: Greater Philadelphia Patch

Well, according to a recent Slate “investigation,” Philly drivers are the second-worst in the country.

While it’s impossible to really determine what city breeds bad drivers, the study looked at AllState’s “America’s Best Drivers Report,” mileage, fatalities, drunk driving incidents and more. Still, much of the data is limited, especially for cities with a lower population.

And the top 5 cities for worst drivers…drum roll please…
#5 Baltimore
#4 Tampa, FL
#3 Hialeah, FL
#2 Philadelphia- “Drivers in the city of brotherly love enjoy a good love tap behind the wheel. Second-places finishes in collisions and pedestrian strikes overwhelm their semi-respectable 16th-place ranking in DWI deaths,” according to Slate.

#1 Miami, FL
Well, at least we seem to be doing OK with those DWIs. I won’t be renting a car in Florida anytime soon, that’s for sure.

Still, Brian Palmer admits in the article that the list is imperfect:
Is that weighting arbitrary? A little bit. Is the data sketchy in places? Undoubtedly. Could you think of other metrics? Sure. But this isn’t a policy document. It’s a parlor game. If you don’t like my methodology, make your own.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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wheres NY?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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wheres NY?

Clicky the link download the Excel Spreadsheet, NY is 25th on the list.

Note Spreadsheet only goes to 40.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Is Miami so high because of all the retired old people? I see a lot of seniors on the roads that probably shouldn't be driving anymore. My wife's 86 year old grandmother can barely function but she still has her license and drives to the grocery store.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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I find this really hard to believe. How are CA cities not higher up on this list?

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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^ If you look at Pedestrian Strikes, San Francisco is right where I'd expect it to be. Number 5. I'm not even surprised.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Is Miami so high because of all the retired old people? I see a lot of seniors on the roads that probably shouldn't be driving anymore. My wife's 86 year old grandmother can barely function but she still has her license and drives to the grocery store.
And illegals that don't have licenses.

Phoenix came in #1, that's reassuring.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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That's not fair. We also have a lot of hipsters cyclists and more typical cyclists in general...that brings that pedestrian hit toll up a lot.

Distracted, disinterested ********+cyclists don't work and play well with each other.

Edit: After reading, meh, it's not that bad. It's a congested place, with A LOT of comparatively dangerous commuting roads. Really skews the numbers. Although I can't say that I think we're good drivers. It's a ****ing joke out there how out-to-lunch people are.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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And illegals that don't have licenses.

Phoenix came in #1, that's reassuring.
Let me reassure you. Illegals don't have the monopoly on bad driving. People that are here legally and have licenses can't drive for ****. They may as well drive without a license . Poor driver education leads to poor drivers.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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When I visited my friend in Florida I noticed what a bunch of aggressive, non signaling douches they all were. Floridians also seem to be narcissistic douchers, I don't know if there's enough drivers education in the world to fix Florida.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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Let me reassure you. Illegals don't have the monopoly on bad driving. People that are here legally and have licenses can't drive for ****. They may as well drive without a license . Poor driver education leads to poor drivers.
That's pretty much my point.

So what about an illegal that doesn't have a license, let alone gone through driver's ed?
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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Yeah, seriously. Those guys came from countries who either have poor driving habits or no drivers' education. Whenever I go back home, I'm astounded how people drive the way they do. I always hire a driver to drive me around, because I can't fathom driving in chaotic conditions.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #13
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Every time I drive through Hialeah, I fully expect to be murdered.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:53 AM   #14
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My school didn't even have drivers ed. I learned how to drive between 11-13 years old when my parents would let me drive around in an abandoned mall parking lot.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:32 AM   #15
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my insurance was halved when i moved from floiduha to texis.....actually...just a bit less than 1/2......48% for full coverage
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:12 AM   #16
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My insurance went up when I moved from Florida to Texas. Lol.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #17
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My insurance went up when I moved from Florida to Texas. Lol.

That's because they want you to move back to Florida.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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Agree, but most are also driving without a license or insurance too! Estimated 50% do not have insurance in Philly.
Florida is just insane with old folks and lost tourists riding the left lane being tailgated by 20 yr old beat pickups with lousy braking ability. Then there are the and hotshot maniac speeders. I say many chain wrecks there every time I visit.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #19
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #20
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I've been saying this for years; Miami drivers pull the most incredibly reckless maneuvers on a daily basis. It's awe inspiring at times...
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