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(Herald Tribune (SW Florida))   53 car pileup in Tallahassee. 47 car pileup in Sarasota. On the same day. Can't Floridians farking drive? The snowbirds aren't even back yet   (heraldtribune.com) divider line 61
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2012-10-06 09:06:33 PM

Optimus Primate: xaks: Florida is the worst place to drive east of Texas.

I've never been further west, but I've been in every town big enough to have a Rite-Aid in it to the east. And, bar NONE, the worst driving/drivers are in Florida.
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So true. I had driven extensively in almost every single state thanks to an installation job I had for several years. I now live in St Pete - and had never driven in Florida prior to moving here. It is a new definition of pain and suffering unlike anything I have seen. And DANGEROUS. If you aren't an extremely good defensive driver, and VERY alert - you WILL be in an accident.

Also, the accident will be with one of two types of folks: Old people, or someone on pills who uses auto accidents as their income source.

/otherwise I freaking love this place.


Ooh. St. Pete. Went to college there. Drove a motorcycle for four years. I can't count the number of times I almost got smooshed. Made the mistake of driving to Clearwater one day, and about two thousand red lights later, I got back to the dorms and vowed never to go back up there.
 
2012-10-06 09:14:02 PM

dahmers love zombie: No. Floridians cannot drive. As one of the few Floridians who can (HAH), let me tell you what the typical road in Florida contains:

People from the Northeast who will not under any circumstances allow you to merge.
People without drivers licenses at all, who are surprisingly better at driving than other people on this list.
People drunk texting while getting road head and eating a Whopper.
Women from Middle Eastern and Asian countries who just got their license last week. After eighteen tries. And a bribe.
People in barely-moving cars who will, and I am not making this up, literally make NO attempt to avoid a crash if they see you make a driving mistake, so that they can call 1-800-PAIN-LAW before they even farking call 911.
Tourists from countries where road rules apparently involve using the horn as a replacement for all signals and the brake.
People actually cooking meth AS THEY DRIVE.
Bikers riding without shirts, helmets, or shoes. On the Interstate.
And, of course, people like me, who are fortunately so incredibly talented at avoiding all of the above that they've not been killed yet (makes jerking-off motion).


Tosser :0
 
2012-10-06 11:33:21 PM
Jacksonville ≠ Tallahassee
 
2012-10-06 11:34:53 PM
It's still the rainy season here. Sudden cloud bursts can make it hard to drive.
 
2012-10-06 11:42:46 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Lunchlady: Oldiron_79: dahmers love zombie: No. Floridians cannot drive. As one of the few Floridians who can (HAH), let me tell you what the typical road in Florida contains:

People from the Northeast who will not under any circumstances allow you to merge.
People without drivers licenses at all, who are surprisingly better at driving than other people on this list.
People drunk texting while getting road head and eating a Whopper.
Women from Middle Eastern and Asian countries who just got their license last week. After eighteen tries. And a bribe.
People in barely-moving cars who will, and I am not making this up, literally make NO attempt to avoid a crash if they see you make a driving mistake, so that they can call 1-800-PAIN-LAW before they even farking call 911.
Tourists from countries where road rules apparently involve using the horn as a replacement for all signals and the brake.
People actually cooking meth AS THEY DRIVE.
Bikers riding without shirts, helmets, or shoes. On the Interstate.
And, of course, people like me, who are fortunately so incredibly talented at avoiding all of the above that they've not been killed yet (makes jerking-off motion).

Thats not just Florida, thats everywhere.

Ya no shiat. Aside from the meth one and the bikes on the freeway all of that applies to LA.

Yea, that sounds just like LA if you add pickup trucks with a half dozen mexicans in the back & 4 in the front.


Come to South Florida, we've got those too. And yes, the Snow Birds have started coming down.
 
2012-10-07 02:11:18 AM

dahmers love zombie: No. Floridians cannot drive. As one of the few Floridians who can (HAH), let me tell you what the typical road in Florida contains:

People from the Northeast who will not under any circumstances allow you to merge.
People without drivers licenses at all, who are surprisingly better at driving than other people on this list.
People drunk texting while getting road head and eating a Whopper.
Women from Middle Eastern and Asian countries who just got their license last week. After eighteen tries. And a bribe.
People in barely-moving cars who will, and I am not making this up, literally make NO attempt to avoid a crash if they see you make a driving mistake, so that they can call 1-800-PAIN-LAW before they even farking call 911.
Tourists from countries where road rules apparently involve using the horn as a replacement for all signals and the brake.
People actually cooking meth AS THEY DRIVE.
Bikers riding without shirts, helmets, or shoes. On the Interstate.
And, of course, people like me, who are fortunately so incredibly talented at avoiding all of the above that they've not been killed yet (makes jerking-off motion).


That would sound just like Wisconsin if the list included the alcoholic out on bond for his 13th drunken driving charge
 
2012-10-07 12:34:52 PM

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: 53


Romney said something about the 47%. So maybe the other 53% felt left out.
 
2012-10-07 02:19:23 PM

aevorea: I'm guessing "driving in Taxachusettes".


LOL funny joke from 1988 that has fark-all to do with how people drive in Massachusetts. You're hilarious.
 
2012-10-07 04:50:23 PM

mehcky: I live in Sarasota... Yes on the above regarding drivers here..BUT... I've also been caught in one of these 5 minute deluges of rain that tends to occur here in the afternoons this time of year. You generally don't see it coming and its too strong for wipers, you can literally see nothing and its sudden.. Also when the roads here get wet...they get extremely slippery from oil etc.. Im surprised this doesnt happen more often frankly..


Oh yes, this also so much. Frikken terrifying every time I have every been in one. I was in one of those for at least 40 minutes in 75 for the first time I had ever seen that (because of my northern driving) my thoughts were, "Oh is this some fog up ahead?"
 
2012-10-07 08:53:35 PM

dahmers love zombie: Oh, and how's this for a CSB: My wife just called me to tell me that her sister was right at the back of the Sarasota crash. She wasn't in it, but the road closed down for 16 hours and they weren't turning people around so she had to abandon her car and walk several miles to an exit where her husband could pick her up. Just got her car back a bit ago.




too funny number one the road was closed from 310pm to 915pm (i live here I know, I can link you the story if you would like) number two you must not know the area because the exits aren't several miles apart, and the only way she would have not been able to move at all if she was past the exit it happened at and before the accident, which means she would have been right next to an exit AND they didn't make any one walk they brought in city buses to take people out of the area that weren't injured in the accident. I don't even think the driver that caused the accident was from Florida, it was a truck driver that started the chain reaction, and I have to wonder if you have ever hit rain in Florida? where you can not see past the hood of your car sorry but clearly who ever told you this was either straight up lying or tried making it sound much worse. And I know we are such bad drivers that with a total of 100 cars wrecked between the two accidents (which were actually multiple smaller accidents) there were no deaths and only a couple serious injuries
 
2012-10-07 09:21:31 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: mehcky: I live in Sarasota... Yes on the above regarding drivers here..BUT... I've also been caught in one of these 5 minute deluges of rain that tends to occur here in the afternoons this time of year. You generally don't see it coming and its too strong for wipers, you can literally see nothing and its sudden.. Also when the roads here get wet...they get extremely slippery from oil etc.. Im surprised this doesnt happen more often frankly..

it's not the rain's fault. it's the fault of bad drivers (duh). u should be able to drive in any kind of weather condition perfectly safe.


clearly you have never driven in this weather, i am also from sarasota, and how safe can you drive when you can't see ANYTHING in front of you, or anything behind you? you can't pull over because some one will hit you from behind you can't see the side of the road to see if there is already a car pulled over there, and its hard to even slow down because no one else does so if you do, you will get hit
 
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