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2013-04-24 11:02:04 AM
Let's be fair... people driving with Massachusetts plates can't be trusted.
 
2013-04-24 11:03:46 AM
I'm currently still trying to get over to the right lane at the Fresh Pond rotary so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies
 
2013-04-24 11:15:08 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!
 
2013-04-24 11:19:11 AM
The terrorists have won

/again
 
2013-04-24 11:59:51 AM
have you ever driven in Massachusetts?  those people are nuts.
 
2013-04-24 12:21:22 PM
I've been dealing with the terror of Masshole drivers on my roads since forever.

Man up, other states.
 
2013-04-24 12:32:21 PM

Aarontology: I've been dealing with the terror of Masshole drivers on my roads since forever.

Man up, other states.


I deal with Kentucky drivers. Your move.
 
2013-04-24 12:35:51 PM
If you have Massachusetts plates, you probably don't want to drive outside of Massachusetts until the country calms downanywhere because you're a terrible driver.
 
2013-04-24 12:36:42 PM
April 19, 2013
 
2013-04-24 12:39:52 PM
Former Masshole here, and before that, former NY'er. As in, NYC.

I gotta say, the worst drivers I've encountered are:

Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia

NY and NJ are aggressive, but hey, they make decisions and follow through. Mass is a little bit behind that, but not by much.

Meanwhile the DE/MA/PA/VA crowd (YMMV and this is an opinion), are downright dangerous. Noncomittal to anything on the road, distracted, dithering, and all together mostly out to lunch.

I'll take being stuck in MA traffic and drivers hands down. They may be rude, but they're not OCD to the point of zero predictability.
 
2013-04-24 12:40:29 PM
The term "Massholes" dates far back before the bombing.
 
2013-04-24 12:40:44 PM
Let's be honest, masshole drivers are at their most dangerous when merging onto a highway.

I had never seen someone STOP on an on-ramp until I moved here. It is crazy dangerous and stupid, why do you do that?
 
2013-04-24 12:40:52 PM
i got stuck behind someone driving with massachusettes plates recently.  the dumb farker couldn't make a left turn to save his life, had to wait two lights.  and i live in the south were everyone drives 20% below the speed limit and freely waves you through any intersection, no matter how much they have the right of way.  and, worst of all, the person was not an old person.
 
2013-04-24 12:42:19 PM

Znuh: Former Masshole here, and before that, former NY'er. As in, NYC.

I gotta say, the worst drivers I've encountered are:

Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia

NY and NJ are aggressive, but hey, they make decisions and follow through. Mass is a little bit behind that, but not by much.

Meanwhile the DE/MA/PA/VA crowd (YMMV and this is an opinion), are downright dangerous. Noncomittal to anything on the road, distracted, dithering, and all together mostly out to lunch.

I'll take being stuck in MA traffic and drivers hands down. They may be rude, but they're not OCD to the point of zero predictability.


i will never stop saying this, but the worst drivers are in south florida.  nothing more dangerous than a combination of psychopathic youth in super cars, and geriatrics who should have lost their licenses (and wills to live) decades prior
 
2013-04-24 12:42:51 PM
Old news is old.
 
2013-04-24 12:43:28 PM
Slowly I turned, step by step...
 
2013-04-24 12:43:38 PM
So they still wrote these guys a couple BS tickets?

I'd be damned if I would pay them.
 
2013-04-24 12:45:15 PM
pute kisses like a man:
i will never stop saying this, but the worst drivers are in south florida.  nothing more dangerous than a combination of psychopathic youth in super cars, and geriatrics who should have lost their licenses (and wills to live) decades prior

This!
Florida drivers trump all when it comes to hairbrainedness.
 
2013-04-24 12:45:19 PM
"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."

Well . . . .  no. Because . . . .

Investigators said the packages simply contained personal items and papers upon closer examination.

Also this: The Onion: Suspicious Package Industry Falls On Hard Times
 
2013-04-24 12:45:31 PM
1 - Asian communities are dangerous to drive because lack of common sense.

2 - White parts of the county are dangerous because people are pushy, inconsiderate, have a sense of
     priveledge et al.

3 - Hispanic community is probably the safest because they don't want any trouble and seem to be pretty
     chill. Exception being for the Americanized latino drivers (see 2)

4 - Black community - we don't have one of those.

So what's the deal with the Mass drivers?
 
2013-04-24 12:45:56 PM
I'd have to say Georgia is by far the worst state for drivers.  I've never seen so many people driving around with their headlights off at night as I did when I lived in GA.  Plus nobody ever allows you to merge on interstates no matter how thin the traffic is, they'll never pull into the left lane to allow you to enter on the right.  Whenever they aren't on the interstate and it's light out they generally tend to drive like blind Chinese people.
 
2013-04-24 12:46:01 PM
fta: "His instincts were right on"
Huh?
 
2013-04-24 12:46:30 PM
The incident began around 8:30 a.m. Friday when an Air National Guard member driving on the I-190 noticed the black Nissan and thought the car's occupants looked suspicious brown, according to Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto.
 
2013-04-24 12:46:54 PM
DWM?
 
2013-04-24 12:48:46 PM
NIAGRA FALLS ......... Sloooowly I Turned ..........
 
2013-04-24 12:48:47 PM

Klivian: Let's be honest, masshole drivers are at their most dangerous when merging onto a highway.

I had never seen someone STOP on an on-ramp until I moved here. It is crazy dangerous and stupid, why do you do that?


People here in Maine do that do. I think they're looking out for low-flying planes or something. Or everybody learned to drive on a tractor.
 
2013-04-24 12:49:06 PM
And if you must drive out of state while driving a car with MASS plates, don't do it while brown.

And if you must drive out of state while driving a car with MASS plates while brown, don't buy fireworks from a roadside stand.

And if you must drive out of state while driving a car with MASS plates while brown and buy fireworks from a roadside stand, don't use a credit card.

And if you must drive out of state while driving a car with MASS plates while brown and buy fireworks from a roadside stand using a credit card, don't be memorable by asking for just the biggest bomb in their inventory.

And if you must drive out of state while driving a car with MASS plates while brown and buy fireworks from a roadside stand using a credit card and being memorable by asking for just the biggest bomb in their inventory, don't blow yourself up by accident while making an IED that you intend to use at the Boston Marathon.

Actually, if you got that far, please do that last part.
 
2013-04-24 12:50:20 PM
FTA: "The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."

Wat? He was farking wrong. You can't get more wrong than the ANG guy was when he phoned in a tip about "suspicious" car.
 
2013-04-24 12:50:21 PM

Dimensio: The incident began around 8:30 a.m. Friday when an Air National Guard member driving on the I-190 noticed the black Nissan and thought the car's occupants looked suspicious brown, according to Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto.


This.
 
2013-04-24 12:51:49 PM
Some of you have obviously never encountered a Rhode Island driver... They make us Massholes look like driving instructors.

Driving in Massachusetts is easy. You just need to remember a few things.

1. Stop signs are merely suggestions.
2. Break down lane is an appropriate travel lane as long as there are no state cops around.
3. Cross walks are for tourists. The line aren't there to protect you, but to help drivers target you better.
4. A middle finger extended out the window is a suitable turn indicator.
5. If the guy in front of you at the traffic light isn't going at least 35 mph as soon as the light turns green, it's appropriate to lean on your horn and yell obscenities out your window. "Let's move it, fark face!" for example.
6. When merging into rotary traffic, you best strategy is to speed up, extend middle finger out window (see Number 4) and avoid making eye contact with your mirrors.

and the most important one...

7. If you are not from Massachusetts, get your leaf-peepin', Freedom Trail walkin', Cape goin', slow driving tourist ass back to whatever shiat hole you call home.

Thanks and enjoy your (hopefully short) stay in the Commonwealth.
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2013-04-24 12:52:31 PM
I've never encountered drivers worse than in  INSERT ANY STATE NAME HERE.  Holy shiat, they are the farking worst!
 
2013-04-24 12:53:55 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Aarontology: I've been dealing with the terror of Masshole drivers on my roads since forever.

Man up, other states.

I deal with Kentucky drivers. Your move.


Where in Kentucky do you reside? I am a Louisville resident and, while I have observed many drivers whose behaviours deserve capital punishment, I feel safer operating a vehicle in Louisville than I do being a passenger in a vehicle in New York.
 
2013-04-24 12:54:09 PM
And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.
 
2013-04-24 12:56:29 PM

Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.


Always dangerous for sure, but even more infuriating is when they do it at the beginning of the on ramp.  Holy farkballs, dude, do you not see the 100 yards of clear acceleration lane ahead of you?
 
2013-04-24 12:58:12 PM

jaydawg53: Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.

Always dangerous for sure, but even more infuriating is when they do it at the beginning of the on ramp.  Holy farkballs, dude, do you not see the 100 yards of clear acceleration lane ahead of you?


This. The scary thing is this happened to my Sister last week. He honked the guy once (Beep. Not BEEEEP) and the guy got out and screamed I'LL DO THIS HOWEVER I CHOOSE TO".

In Maryland. WTF.
 
2013-04-24 12:58:18 PM
FTFA: The unidentified driver of the car was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use a turn signal.

In fairness to the driver, stopping for stop signs or using turn signals are not customary in Massachusetts.
 
2013-04-24 12:59:52 PM
FTFA
The incident began around 8:30 a.m. Friday when an Air National Guard member driving on the I-190 noticed the black Nissan and thought the car's occupants looked suspicious, according to Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto.

"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."


Given that the terrible city-wide life threatening offense was failure to come to a complete stop and turning without a signal, I'm going to disagree.  His instincts were probably just racist.  But now I'm very curious as to what constitutes looking suspicious.
 
2013-04-24 01:00:23 PM
And not that I implied my sister is a He. (shakes head, gotta start proofing things before hitting submit).
 
2013-04-24 01:00:38 PM
an Air National Guard member  (and avid NY Post reader) driving on the I-190 noticed the black Nissan and thought the car's occupants looked suspicious dark-skinned
 
2013-04-24 01:02:42 PM

lilbjorn: FTFA: The unidentified driver of the car was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use a turn signal.

In fairness to the driver, stopping for stop signs or using turn signals are not customary in Massachusetts.


You're clearly not up to speed on the "left on red" rule we have here.

(oddly, the only place I've ever been where people wojn't stop at a light until it's already been red for 3 or 4 seconds was Ithaca, NY.)
 
2013-04-24 01:03:04 PM
www.bulgeland.com

police officers spotted suspicious-looking packages.
 
2013-04-24 01:03:09 PM

Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.


In all fairness, there are many "merges" here in MA where the merge lane is about 10-15 ft long. If the traffic is heavy, the chances are quite good the cars already in the right lane aren't going to slow down to let you in. If you don't stop during these times, there will be an accident. We have about 3 or 4 of these on Route 24 just north of Fall River. You might remember 24 from the new recently: State's most dangerous road.

There are a lot of highway merges here that simply do not allow enough space for a merge to occur. Slowing dramatically or stopping are pretty much the only alternatives when traffic is heavy.
 
2013-04-24 01:03:41 PM
FTA:
DalPort agreed and praised the actions of the man who called police about the car.
"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."


But they WEREN'T.  These guys weren't doing anything wrong and they had nothing suspicious.

If your instincts tell you that that person at the bar is a hot lady and she turns out be a he, your instincts were anything but "right on".
 
2013-04-24 01:05:25 PM

keylock71: Some of you have obviously never encountered a Rhode Island driver... They make us Massholes look like driving instructors.


Thanks and enjoy your (hopefully short) stay in the Commonwealth.
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to be fair, they only have like 3 miles of road to practice on
 
2013-04-24 01:05:34 PM

jaydawg53: Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.

Always dangerous for sure, but even more infuriating is when they do it at the beginning of the on ramp.  Holy farkballs, dude, do you not see the 100 yards of clear acceleration lane ahead of you?


We have an on ramp to I-95 here that is so messed up people get confused and stop all the time. Here's the deal:

The ramp itself starts with 2 lanes. One lane is for people making a right turn onto the ramp, the other lane if for people making a left turn onto the ramp. So far no problem. Now the BS part. The lane on the right has a yield, but it's the left lane that ends in 100 feet away from the intersection! So you get people in the left lane too afraid to move over into the real acceleration lane, and the people in the right lane by law have to yield to them!

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2013-04-24 01:07:02 PM

pedrop357: FTA:
DalPort agreed and praised the actions of the man who called police about the car.
"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."


But they WEREN'T.  These guys weren't doing anything wrong and they had nothing suspicious.

If your instincts tell you that that person at the bar is a hot lady and she turns out be a he, your instincts were anything but "right on".


The entire event appears to weapons grade stupid, from DalPort on down.
 
2013-04-24 01:07:16 PM

keylock71: Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.

In all fairness, there are many "merges" here in MA where the merge lane is about 10-15 ft long. If the traffic is heavy, the chances are quite good the cars already in the right lane aren't going to slow down to let you in. If you don't stop during these times, there will be an accident. We have about 3 or 4 of these on Route 24 just north of Fall River. You might remember 24 from the new recently: State's most dangerous road.

There are a lot of highway merges here that simply do not allow enough space for a merge to occur. Slowing dramatically or stopping are pretty much the only alternatives when traffic is heavy.


That I can agree to. I remember many times I had to merge with Rte. 2 in Fitchburg, and the on-ramps were more like sneezes than proper ramps. Same with the Saw Mill in NY, or the Taconic Parkway.
 
2013-04-24 01:07:25 PM

pedrop357: FTA:
DalPort agreed and praised the actions of the man who called police about the car.
"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."
But they WEREN'T.  These guys weren't doing anything wrong and they had nothing suspicious.
If your instincts tell you that that person at the bar is a hot lady and she turns out be a he, your instincts were anything but "right on".


Great example. I wonder what, exactly, in DalPorto's opinion, a wrong instinct in this situation would have been.
 
2013-04-24 01:08:43 PM

keylock71: You might remember 24 from the new recently: State's most dangerous road.


I was led to believe it is the most dangerous because every other car on the road is stuffed to the gills with drugs and being driven by a passed out drunk in the middle of writing a text message.
 
MFK
2013-04-24 01:08:51 PM
FTFA: The incident began around 8:30 a.m. Friday when an Air National Guard member driving on the I-190 noticed the black Nissan and thought the car's occupants looked suspicious, according to Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto
.....

DalPort agreed and praised the actions of the man who called police about the car.
"The Air National Guard member did exactly what he was supposed to do," DalPorto said. "His instincts were right on."


Except they weren't "right on" at all. This dumbass wasted the morning of two random guys who's only offense was a minor traffic violation. They called the farking bomb robot to look at these guys' personal items and papers because some weekend Rambo decided that he's the arbiter of who's a terrorist.
 
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