Bob Sihler wrote:Edit: Salt Lake has never seemed that bad to me.
I visit SLC at least once (often twice) per month for business. I call the driving there "Every Saint
These two posts prove the point beautifully. When I moved to the Salt Lake area 7 years ago (from the DC area), I thought the drivers were quite tame and well-mannered. Hell, people move over when you want to get on the freeway! What the hell is that?!
But over the course of 7 years in Utah, I heard endless bitching, from locals and out-of-staters alike, about how bad the drivers there were. I still don't see it.
I've wondered whether the "worst driving" cities are just those that have people from all over the country. I lived in a college town that had Californians, Utah locals, East coasters and everything in between, and it seemed like there was sometimes chaos as a result. Where I'm from you don't let people merge unless they prove they want it, but other people expect more courtesy. The kids from southern California were rolling through stop signs and everyone seemed shocked. There was no established order because everyone came from different learning backgrounds.
Just a thought....and that would explain DC's notoriety, what with all the recent immigrants, embassy employees, etc driving around.