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Bad Gopher

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I think we're better than average, wink, wink.

The writer should head out west and try to drive with all the hippie stoners in Portland. They are in no hurry to get anywhere.
 

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As some stated in the comments section, drivers in the Midwest don't use the zipper merge like you see many other places. That would make a big difference when it comes to traffic.
 

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Yes there seems to be a correlation between no allowing a merge/zipper merge and large trucks.
 

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MSP area drivers=horrible.

Out-state drivers=not bad at all.

I currently live in Illinois though (Chicago suburbs), and the drivers here are so far beyond horrible it's hilarious. I witnessed someone turn left on a red left arrow after the main light also turned red. I mean, really?
 

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MSP area drivers=horrible.

Out-state drivers=not bad at all.

I currently live in Illinois though (Chicago suburbs), and the drivers here are so far beyond horrible it's hilarious. I witnessed someone turn left on a red left arrow after the main light also turned red. I mean, really?
The roads in Illinois are beyond bad to add to the problem.
 

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MSP area drivers=horrible.

Out-state drivers=not bad at all.

I currently live in Illinois though (Chicago suburbs), and the drivers here are so far beyond horrible it's hilarious. I witnessed someone turn left on a red left arrow after the main light also turned red. I mean, really?
Each state has bad drivers, they all say the same thing. Illinois is horrible, a lot of left lane squatters. And I thought people from New York didn't drive, mostly mass transit, so how's that opinion valid?
 

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In my experience, having lived and driven in Okinawa, Florida, and Texas in addition to Minnesota, there really isn't that much a difference in driver quality other than drivers in Texas frequently going 20mph over the speed limit on the freeways. There are good and bad drivers anywhere.
 

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In my experience, having lived and driven in Okinawa, Florida, and Texas in addition to Minnesota, there really isn't that much a difference in driver quality other than drivers in Texas frequently going 20mph over the speed limit on the freeways. There are good and bad drivers anywhere.
Exactly as I see it and I also drove in Japan. And have taken cabs in many countries, everyone has their issues.
 

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I have driven all over. In the Twin Cities people drive fine. My one pet peeve, and it seems to be a Minnesota quirk, is people driving in the left lane on highways. This is constant on I-94 between Fargo and Minneapolis. It disappears as soon as you turn north on I-29 in North Dakota.
 
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