Road Rage is Alive and Well
Auto Advantage recently interviewed 2500 drivers who regularly commute in the US's 25 largest metropolitan areas. They were asked to determine the worst places for road rage. According to them, the margin for error was a plus or minus 2.
The worst place, or, number one rating was Miami.
2. New York City
4. Los Angeles
5. Washington, DC
8. Sacramento, Ca.
10. San Francisco
My experience with drivers in Boston just might have nudged them up a bit higher had they asked me. Watch out for THOSE traffic circles.
Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway (I'll just take out a second motgage to afford the gas). --RoadDog
Seriously, traffic there is a nightmare during commuter hours. In my experience, you have roughly from about 10am-2pm to get through before the roads get clogged. We used to think nothing of hopping in the car and driving to Seattle for the day to play tourist. But that was 20 years ago. Since then, I avoid the place unless there's something particularly intriguing to go to the city for, like a good play or a Mariner game. But then we plan our times to avoid traffic as much as possible. It gives me a headache just thinking about it. I'm convinced I would be on the news as a Road Rager if I lived up there and had to deal with it all the time.
We're starting to see more and more traffic circles in the PNW. I've mainly seen them in the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater area but I hear they're becoming more common elsewhere. I hate 'em, too. There are a few places that I go to in Olympia fairly often and I've gotten in the habit of actually going out of my way to go another route just to avoid those things.
In my town, a councilman suggested doing a traffic circle at a particular intersection. I think half the town showed up to shout the idea down. :-)
Last edited by PNW Judy; 05-23-2007 at 11:24 AM.
Reason: added more stuff
There Were Others
There were a total of 25 metro areas listed, so Seattle very likely was one. Perhaps someone can find the url for this.