Aarontology: I've been dealing with the terror of Masshole drivers on my roads since forever.Man up, other states.
April 19, 2013
Znuh: Former Masshole here, and before that, former NY'er. As in, NYC.I gotta say, the worst drivers I've encountered are:DelawareMarylandPennsylvaniaVirginiaNY 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.
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?
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.
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.
Znuh: And anyone who stops at a highway merge needs to be ticketed. Beyond dangerous.
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?
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.
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.[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 430x286]
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".
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.
keylock71: You might remember 24 from the new recently: State's most dangerous road.
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