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California’s drivers are ‘firmly the worst,’ survey says. Sacramento is no exception

By Noel Harris

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December 14, 2017 07:25 PM

UPDATED 1 HOUR 33 MINUTES AGO

Do you often complain about drivers around you? Chances are they have a mutual feeling.

A study released Thursday is complaining about all of California’s drivers.

Using methodology that includes accidents, fatalities and driving under the influence cases, Quote Wizard has determined that the state has the worst drivers in their 2017 survey. Rhode Island has the nation’s best drivers, according to the survey.

In an added shot at locals, it called Sacramento the “worst driving city in America” in a June survey.

“The dubious honor of having the worst drivers in the country goes to California,” Quote Wizard’s release said. “After jumping from second (worst) in our 2016 rankings, California is now firmly the worst. That’s not surprising when you consider that, according to our recent study of the best and worst drivers in the U.S. by city, five of the top 10 cities with the worst drivers are located in California. That includes the worst driving city in America – Sacramento.”

“California’s less-than-stellar drivers are somewhat notorious – especially in gridlocked Los Angeles. An increase in citations and DUIs helped drive the state to the number one spot in terms of bad drivers. In fact, California also set the worst standard in the U.S. for DUIs on our rankings. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, California. Hopefully your assortment of beautiful beaches and national parks will be enough to provide some comfort from those dangerous roadways.”

Minnesota, Utah, South Carolina and Washington round out the worst five, while Florida, Mississippi, Michigan and Arkansas complete the best five
 

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while Florida, Mississippi, Michigan and Arkansas complete the best five
Who would think...

I personally dislike how people drive around here. I am not talking about speed only.
Because occupying passing lane (most left) while the right is empty is a new norm.

I am talking about those small things - use blinkers, anticipation, attention to road condition, and taking care of your car (mechanically).

We are in traffic, bumper to bumper. Why would you bother to leave gap when you are about to stop on intersection? Cross traffic does NOT have to get stuck.


So I would expand this comparison to other countries. Got to Europe. Sure, Italians are crazy, French don't care and will bump your car while parallel parking, Germans - oh well, depends where you go to. Polish drivers - impatient.
Yet, the law is different. Police may stop you anytime, anywhere, with or without any reason. Hence, DUI is not so bad as it is here, because you know they might pull you over regardless of what you do.
 

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in cali while i was just visiting i remember if you don't make the left turn as it's turning red people behind will honk and complain
 

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I get a kick out of the road ragers I see, I just steer clear of it, and I see the most poorly maintained vehicles around here. Im very LEARY of large trucks (F-150's, Silverados, RAMs etc) that just wallow down the road on worn out shocks. I routinely see front tires with the sides worn off due to alignment problems, makes me wonder if they know what brake pads are!
 
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