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BurntOrange

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 8:59:15 AM

Imagine: You're driving a car, and the driver ahead of you is behaving erratically. He can't stay in a lane. He puts on his left turn signal but doesn't turn. He slows to a near stop for no apparent reason, then surges forward. Finally, he makes a right turn from the left lane. You mutter to yourself,

What city are you envisioning?

Our first stop is the annual "America's Best Drivers Report," published by Allstate Insurance Company. Allstate uses claims data to determine how often drivers in the largest 200 U.S. cities get into accidents.

The bottom 5:

No. 5: Baltimore.
No. 4: Tampa, Fla.
No. 3: Hialeah
No. 2: Philadelphia
No. 1: Miami. And it's not even close. First in automotive fatalities, first in pedestrian strikes, first in the obscenity-laced tirades ...
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FranklinGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:30:28 PM

Miami and Hialeah are one and the same. I don't go on green until I look and yield means nothing. It has been a few years since the last business trip. Hope the next one is way off.
Tampa is fun too.

I had to go to Atlanta this week. The wife came along. She had never been and I don't think she will go again anytime soon. I have to go back in Oct!

Baltimore has been a long time. Don't remember it as a problem.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:04:22 PM

I don't know anyone that's witnessed 2 accidents occur in 1 day other than myself but it was in the bay area, St. Pete side, and every time I go down there, I see at least one so, I'm not surprised to see 3 FL cities on the list.
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bsnort
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:49:07 PM

@ straitliner - well said!
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:27:03 PM

I'm surprised Washington DC didn't make the bottom 5. From having lived in its suburbs for years, I can attest there are some rotten drivers in DC.

GTH
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:27:42 AM

snowbirds
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mrpc90
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:37:34 AM

Three of the bottom 5 in Florida. Who'da guessed it?
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GreatWaldoneous
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:09:19 AM

My friends sell insurance in Philly, they say it's one of the most expensive car insurance places in the country. I don't know about Miami, their state minimum coverage is only Personal Injury Protection and property damage (no bodily injury to others?!)
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gobux10
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:04:42 AM

First in something
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:04:11 AM

The world doesn't have a shortage of idiots and stupid dumb people.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:07:10 AM

There are some pretty bad drivers almost everywhere.
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:59:15 AM

good to know
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bolobill
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:44:45 AM

ok
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BALRSTATUS
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:54:03 AM

sounds right
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Keepingoin
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:12:33 AM

They seem to think it's a hunting license - not a driver's license.
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:06:52 AM

ok, stay there
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:04:57 AM

lived there ...bad drivers
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arnerator
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:03:01 AM

Poor Florida.... what used to be the best in everything is becoming worst
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:59:54 PM

YES!!!
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:58:57 PM

If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the bleeping sidewalk.
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gobux10
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Seem to be everywhere
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benjy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:57:58 PM

been to Miami once, twenty years ago... seen stop signs that said "ALTO".. will never go back.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:53:32 PM

I noticed Miami, Hialeah and Tampa are all on the list (Hialeah is in the top 200 cities in America?). All are Florida cities. What that says to me is that the snowbirds and older fogies are terrible drivers.
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billwho
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:53:29 PM

Now that article was a perfect circle. If my aunt wears pants, how soon would she become my uncle? I stated in an early reply....El Paso, Tx should be ranked close to the top. Reason being that on Tuesday and Thursdays everyone that wants to can make their own rules.....
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braves89
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:52:21 PM

vegas cab drivers!
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flyfast
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:50:41 PM

ok
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ESCORT6768
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:46:53 PM

This surprises me. I thought it would be Chicago or L.A.
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cutter1330
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:45:34 PM

Some body has got to be 1st.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:45:20 PM

Thanks for posting article, BurntOrange.
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WeasleyOC
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:43:48 PM

I thought all of the out of state driver in California are the worst!
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Samo1961
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:42:22 PM

Interesting.
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BREW9
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:41:29 PM

definitly miami
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srchr
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:40:35 PM

lots of ripoffs there
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OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:36:39 PM

Safety is important.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:35:27 PM

texting drivers are the worst!
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GASCRUSHER79
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:35:14 PM

Scary, I'm planning a road trip to Baltimore, I'm a little scared. I'd hate to have to deal with a situation, after a long trip. Maybe we'll switch drivers more often so we are more rested towards the end of the trip. In case we run into a bad driver. Its only a 6 hour trip but including stops will be longer. It shouldn't be 2 bad.

Wish me luck!

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Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:33:56 PM

I'd like to nominate Houston. All four of those mentioned "bad driver" incidents happened in one day while I was driving across town last week. It's definitely a defensive driving city.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:29:09 PM

I don't know....I could've sworn I saw several here today!
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:24:22 PM

I'm glad California did reasonably well in the standings.
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lewpuckett
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:21:52 PM

nice to know moving to florida
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WIWalt
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:21:13 PM

Very interesting
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DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:18:43 PM

Miami?? Who would ever have thought that it would Miami??
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SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:17:57 PM

Do these bad drivers live in Miami, or just passing through?
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:17:23 PM

I'm getting old....
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Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:08:24 PM

Bad drivers are everywhere.
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GenChick
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:07:26 PM

I agree with you "bubba99"!
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serrog
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:05:29 PM

They're everywhere
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BigO99
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:05:11 PM

Ok
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:05:05 PM

And I thought Boston was bad...
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dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:01:44 PM

Sounds like 25 cent beer night in any Wisc town.
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:00:51 PM

Not surprised that three of them are in Florida, I have driven there and would concur.
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