Take a poll someday and ask people who the worst drivers in New England are and I almost guarantee that everyone would reply with the same answer: people from Massachusetts, especially Boston. Go try it and report back your findings...
Now I'm not taking away the key characteristics on Bostonian drivers: aggressive, fast, horn friendly. But, I just don't believe that they are the worst in New England. Given my travels the last few weeks for work I think a new entrant should be pushed to the top position:
Yes, that's right - in my opinion the drivers within the fine state of Connecticut are worse drivers than those from Boston! Now I realize that my opinion is only based on six or so trips to Norwalk in the last few weeks, but still...I saw enough to formalize my view. Let me highlight some of what I saw:
- Apparently in CT the left lane is for cruising at the speed limit which is interesting
- The left lane is also used by 90% of the drivers on the roads - again, that's one way of doing it I guess
- The idea of keeping a safe distance between the car in front of you hasn't been taught apparently as I saw no less than 8 rear-end accidents occur due to traffic and drivers not paying attention
- Quick tip State of Connecticut - it's called asphalt, maybe you use some of it on the highways going through your state - not really digging the crappy ass roads you have down there
- Turn signals are used BEFORE making a turn - yes I realize we in Boston have a hard time understanding this concept as well, but felt it was worse in CT
Well that's about it - I'm sure I could dig up a few other instances, but that's enough. Although I'm glad I made the drive down there so many times as it gave me a chance to open up the 337 a bit more which is always fun, but dizamn was dealing with the drivers down there frustrating!
So let me know what you think - Massachusetts, Connecticut or maybe Maine...who knows?!?