I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work there, Lou.

March 27th, 2013 · 83 comments

Morgan from Fargo, North Dakota went out with friends one night in Grand Forks, and the parking situation was, in his words, “atrocious.” He spotted this message on the dash of one particularly poorly-parked pickup.

Though it’s hardly the most offensive part of this “multi-offensive” note, Morgan was just as confused by Andy’s Iowa/Texas hate as I was. Interestingly, at least one recent analysis found the state with the worst drivers to be none other than…any guesses?

Are you from Iowa or Texas? Because you park like a...

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  • #1   NoAdditives

    Ouch. I’ve written a couple of notes to douchey parkers, and I even yelled at a spoiled rich teen girl who was a terrible driver and parker. (I was pregnant, and that leads to some Hulk-like moments.) But I was never so rude as to use the “R” word, or otherwise make comments about the person’s intelligence.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   KittenPlaysTheViolin

      What does that list of states with the worst drivers go to show you? Rednecks can’t drive. They are up here in the north too. Just venture out of the metro areas. They must not have been fortunate to have received that gene during the evolutionary process. I just wonder how they survived natural selection to this point.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 8:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Bee Good

      Wow. Thanks No Additives but you should really get back to your henpecking the PTA about bullying. Retards or tards in the modern era are referring to people who are perfectly capable but choose to be coy, lazy, in denial or obstinate just to avoid social mores. Its like asshole-light. For example: 15 year old yelling on speaker phone in front grocery store- tarded, 38 year old yelling into bluetooth earpiece- asshole, 1989 Ford Aerostar driving in number 1 lane at 55 mph by old mexican lady who is afraid and takes 2 miles to complete lane change – tarded, 2013 Mercedes driving in number 1 lane at 60 mph who refuses to move the steering wheel a quarter inch to the right for the 20 vehicles behind- asshole.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 10:22 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Raichu

      Bee Good

      No. “Retard” still has obvious ties to mental disabilities. If you use it to insult someone who you think is being dumb or lazy, that’s offensive.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 10:47 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   redheadwglasses

      Ah yes, Bee Good works very hard to maintain hizzer “asshole” status.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   azula

      People need to calm down about saying retarded. My brother has ADHD and a bunch of other disabilites, yet my family and friends still use retarded without offending either us or him. Hell, HE even calls people retarded. I’ve never met a person who is actually offended by the term, except over the internet….

      Mar 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   it's naptime

      I get why it offends people, but I think they’re going have to let it go.

      It’s like idiot, moron, and imbecile.

      They were once technical terms used by medical professionals and now they are very much not.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   kermit

      The Library of Congress has the neatest maps detailing the population of idiots in the late 1800s. (Seriously). It’s rather unfortunate that they only made them for a few years.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Nunavut Guy

      I don’t understand the big fuss over the use of the word “retard”.My parents have a mentally challenged son and they are not the least offended by the term.

      Signed only child

      Mar 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Nunavut Guy

      No Adds use “H” word…….Hulk MAD!!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Joe

      Raichu – show me an insult that’s not offensive in any shape or form and it’s likely not an insult.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 11:39 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Danika Amott

    No R words please. :)

    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   H for Toy

      aRound the Rocks, the Rugged Rascal Ran.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Rhamza

      Would you rather the note writer say that the person who parked the car is about as good as the surf in Nebraska? I honestly think that using the dreaded R word is fine. Who cares? It is as insulting as being told you are a fucking dumb ass without using profanity… So…I would rather say the R word in public.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Gladystopia

      And not JUST “r-word”…”MULTI-r-word”. All while being meth-addicted and participating in sex acts. That’s an achievement, folks. That takes WORK.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Dakota Kid

      The new and approved R-word replacement: multi-rhamza cocksucker…. I like it!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 5:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   kermit

      Wait, since when did it become gauche to mention Iowa Republicans or Texas Republicans?

      Mar 28, 2013 at 6:06 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Gladystopia

      Kermit, I lack sufficient thumbs to express my agreement thoroughly.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 2:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   kermit

      Gladys, you should be glad for that. There’s a word for people who are all thumbs…

      Mar 29, 2013 at 8:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Kiki

    That list is clearly wrong as Michigan has the worst drivers. I once saw someone driving down the street with a coffee in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and her head out the window as she didn’t bother to clear her windshield from the three inches of snow that was stuck to it.

    I’m from Michigan and I’ll be the first to say we will give a license to almost anyone.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Sir Puke

      I am from Michigan as well and you are right about the “Diva Drivers” that are too busy to scrape ice or clear snow.
      What I have found is that people from Ohio don’t know how to merge into traffic on entrance ramps. They will nearly come to a complete stop if the lanes are not completely clear.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   mel

      That move where someone goes directly from the extreme left lane, across four lanes of traffic, into the off-ramp? My husband and I call that a “Detroit Slide”. Never saw anyone do that until we went to Michigan.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:14 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Bubbe

      drive rush hour in Atlanta…they be sliding all over the place…in the sunshine.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 7:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Seanette

      That “Detroit Slide” is not uncommon in California I’ve most commonly seen it in Sacramento.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Tutu

      You’ve clearly never been to Newfoundland… and I don’t blame you…

      They’re the world’s worst drivers. Absolute idiots up here. I’ve driven in many states in the US, including Texas, and I’d pick Texas drivers, who I found to be the worst I’d encountered until moving here, over NL drivers.

      I think the difference is, in the US drivers seem to be aggressive and rude, but they know they’re doing it. Here, they’re morons in pick-up trucks who drive below the speed limit, don’t know the rules of the road and don’t even know how to use a 4-way stop. Want to completely baffle a Newfie? Have them drive up to a 4-way stop. They’ll either sit there for days and let everyone else go, or they’ll ignore the sign and run it. 9 times out of 10, they run it. I’ve nearly been in countless accidents when I was silly enough to assume someone was going to stop at a stop sign.

      I tell my husband I hate him on a daily basis for moving me here, and it mostly has to do with the anger I feel when I drive here.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 3:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Tutu

      I forgot to talk about parking… the worst part of being here…

      They park wherever they please here. MANY opportunities for passive aggressive notes. I’ve never seen such stupidity and selfishness in my life. They park in fire lanes RIGHT in front of the store (no joke) just to avoid walking an extra 20 feet from the parking lot. Any time of day, the fire lane is packed with cars. If you’re disabled, good luck finding a spot if you manage to get to the store after these selfish jerks who think they’re entitled to park there “just because”. It’s always guys in huge pick-ups, too. Douches.

      When I was 7-9 months pregnant (huge), I wanted to use the very convenient, larger, clearly marked, pregnant lady spots considering it was difficult to get in and out of the car without the door being wide open, which is impossible in normal spots. You know what I saw? Men using them without having a pregnant woman with them or even children! I had to park at the back of the lot where no one else was parked and I flipped those jerks off as I walked into the store.

      The most pathetic thing is how I’m constantly stalked for a parking spot from the time I walk out of the mall, until they see I’m walking to the back of the parking lot, where there are TONS of spaces, then they move on to stalk the next person. They’re LAZY. I moved from a city where I walked everywhere I went, so this behaviour disturbs me.

      Sorry for the rant…

      Apr 1, 2013 at 4:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Mangosta

    The writer’s (obnoxious) comment has nothing to do with who has the worst drivers, it has to do with which states have the most meth. Iowa and Texas are good guesses in that department.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   jdaniel

    I don’t know about Iowans. I can speak for Texans however; we have our share of lousy drivers. Anyway, my first Texan response is “Why would ANYBODY be found in Fargo ND in the first place”? And secondly, in the 69,000 square mile State of ND, with more tractors than automobiles, how could someone consider parking atrocious?

    In the words of Bugs Bunny, “you’re a maroon” Andy.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   spoko

      The words of Bugs Bunny would be “Whatta maroon.” I have seen a lot of BB, and don’t recall him ever calling someone that in the second person.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 5:35 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   smittenkitten

      well…most of us were born here?? a lot of us came back to raise our kids somewhere safe. a lot came to work here because the state gives tax breaks like you won’t believe to companies. …and in the case of one Texan who moved up here, he wanted to marry me! :)

      Apr 2, 2013 at 8:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Adriana

    Since we’re all trashing on people: I’d like to give a shout-out to Marin County, California drivers who may be the most incompetent, obnoxious, and passive-aggressive dick monkeys alive. Of special note is the Trader Joe’s in San Rafael. When I lived there, almost no one could manage to park in the lines, setting off a domino effect so severe that eventually cars would be parked literally halfway to three-quarters into the next person’s space.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Straightline bang

      “dick monkeys” wins. Game over.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:09 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   dragon bang

      I vote we cross out multi-”R” and replace it with Dick Monkey.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 7:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Raichu

      Your insult is awesome.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:05 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   redheadwglasses

      IME, people in California park like crap because they’re driving gigantic SUVs that are too big for the parking spot spaces. But was just my observation up in the mountain towns in San Bernardino County.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Crystal

      You lived in a Trader Joe’s? That must have been AWESOME!!!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Dakota Kid

    Idiots Out Wandering Around – the name says it all!

    Mar 28, 2013 at 5:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   KellSo

    I sincerely expected the link to the worst drivers to say Massachusetts. By far, they are the worst drivers in New England if not the entire country or world. There’s a reason they’re called “mass-holes.”

    Plus the roads there are full of pot holes, making driving there all around terrible.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 7:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Christine

      I’m pretty sure New Jersey gives Mass a run for the money. We despise driving through NJ. (Or, as Bugs Bunny says, New Joisey)

      Mar 28, 2013 at 7:29 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   That's Ms. Masshole, to you

      Nah, KellSo, Connecticut is worse than Massachusetts (altho’ Christine’s right about New Jersey, if we expand “New England” to “the Northeast.”).

      We are Massholes, though, in myriad other ways.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 9:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Tom

      As a NY driver who goes around, I’ve noticed some key points:
      NJ are the aggressive ones. They will swerve and cut you off with a purpose.
      NY are the oblivious ones. They assume you will get out of their way and do not check lanes around them before doing anything.
      MA are the asshole ones. They will cut you off with a purpose and then flip you the bird to boot.
      CT are bipolar. They are either driving 20 under the speed limit or 20 over the speed limit.

      I loathe driving in Boston because they haven’t repainted their road lines in years. There are literally swaths of the city that are supposedly 3 lane roads that have no road markings whatsoever. I think it contributes to the masshole problem.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 10:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Raichu

      Might have to do with Boston being virtually impossible to navigate.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Felicity

      “Plus the roads there are full of pot holes…”

      “I loathe driving in Boston because they haven’t repainted their road lines in years. There are literally swaths of the city that are supposedly 3 lane roads that have no road markings whatsoever…”

      —————————–

      Budget cuts by a certain former Governor?

      Mar 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Maitri

    Hey, Iowan here – we’re not that bad! That link says we’re 32nd, which is fair to middlin’ .. we’ve got some meth, but nobody’s perfect!

    Mar 28, 2013 at 8:21 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   jazzgirl205

    I don’t complain about drivers in the US because I have been a passenger diving thru Italy and Greece. Nice people but they do drive as if they’re on a ride at Six Flags.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 9:40 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Kelsey

    Hi, longtime lurker here. I had to comment after seeing the about ND and MT being the first two “terrible driver” states. I’d like to point out that those stats do not really include the worst terrible driver offenses- classic things like cutting somebody off, giving appropriate room when moving over in front of somebody on an interstate, tailgating, etc. There’s a reason that people from the north states have an unnatural hatred for Texan and Californian drivers (and I argue NM plus AZ too) – out of town plates do those things the absolute most! When I was younger, I thought the northern states had terrible drivers, and then I made a long distance trip to LA. Nope, I changed my mind about that.

    Besides, those stats are really based off the weather. Fatal crashes usually involve interstate pile ups on super icy roads or interstates, even when people are driving carelessly. That and so many cops will ding you for not stopping at a stop sign in the middle of nowhere with no one around or not going 30 (or some other asinine number) on a deserted road.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 9:42 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Kelsey

      *out of state plates

      Mar 28, 2013 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   redheadwglasses

      MT = Montana, MA = Massachusetts. : )

      Mar 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   The Elf

      It’s a given that out of state plates, no matter what state they’re from, no matter what state they’re in, are going to pull some crazy stunts. They don’t know where they are going. It’s not their state!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Kelsey

      reheadwglasses: I’m well aware, I’m actually from Montana. I was referring to the article quoted. :)

      Mar 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   redheadwglasses

      Oh, sorry, I was distracted by all the East Coasters’ reference to Boston! : )

      Mar 29, 2013 at 11:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   PiperEureka

      I have to say that based on the article attached, Montana should be worse than Montana. The only part that ND as worse than MT was the drunk driving (Which really is a problem here.) But now that I’ve lived in “Oil Country” I have to say that the worst drivers I have seen here (and there’ a TON of out-of-staters here now) are all from IDAHO. They suck. Don’t know what a turning signal is, don’t know what a speed limit is, don’t know they’re supposed to yield when they’re turning and I’m going straight at a green light, and don’t know they’re supposed to frickin’ stop at a stop light when it’s red or at a stop sign.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 10:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Danny

    I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work there, Lou. LOVE IT

    Mar 28, 2013 at 10:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   pooham

      Makes me want to watch that movie again.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   skatters

    I live in Iowa. And yep, I am a bad parker. Not too bad at head-in parking. But if I have to back up into a spot? Or god-forbid, parallel park? I try, please stop honking at me when it takes me 5 minutes to park correctly.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 11:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   redheadwglasses

      Go Hawkeyes!

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   redheadwglasses

    I’m from Iowa. I am a bad parker. WE didn’t have to learn parallel parking in driver’s ed, because the nearest town (Iowa City) was mostly diagonal parking, even downtown. As a result, I can’t parallel park unless the spot is big enough to essentially drive right into it. And I park in regular parking lots like an idiot. Even when I think “I did a good job of parking!” I will get out and see that I”m too far over to one side or I’m at an angle. My boyfriend is amused (okay, openlymocks me, but I deserve that). Sorry, folks. Maybe it IS an Iowa thing! (I’m in Minnesota now, the land of people who do not understand how to merge onto the freeway.)

    Mar 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   H for Toy

      Is that different than Pennsylvania, the land of people who do not understand how to allow someone else to merge onto a freeway? Almost without fail, if someone moves into the completely clear left-hand lane, so that I am able to easily merge onto the highway, #1 I am surprised, and #2 they are from out of state.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Tom

      Well, there’s a tip you can learn even about regular head-on parking in a normal parking lot. When you get to the car before the spot you want to turn into, look at the car parked there. When you (the person) line up with the rear license plate on that car, start turning into your parking spot. Works best if you’re going into a stall on the left. Parks you perfect nearly every time.

      There’s the same sort of trick for parallel parking. Line up next to the car in front of the stall you want, then reverse. Turn hard into the stall. When you (the person) line up with the back bumper of the car next to you, that’s usually the cue to start turning the other direction to get your nose into the stall. Not nearly as foolproof as the other parking mechanic, but it helps. I still avoid parallel parking whenever possible.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 11:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   redheadwglasses

      H for Toy: Well to be honest, it’s not my responsibility to allow you to merge onto the freeway. It’s the merger’s job to gauge the traffic and the speed of the cars in that right lane, and to adjust his/her speed in order to merge between the cars already in that lane.

      Now, I will get over into the left lane if I can, or I will speed up so you can safetly get in behind me, but I am not otherwise adjusting my speed so an ill-prepared merger can get in. Too many mergers don’t even LOOK into the left lane until they’re ready to get in that lane right at that moment.

      Plan ahead, people. The car already there has the right of way.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 11:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   mutzali

      redhead, in California, the driver merging onto the freeway has the right of way. That’s something most folks here have forgotten.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   mutzali

      OK. I wrote that backwards. (Something to do with my boss wanting me to do actual work…)
      I apparently don’t have permission to edit or delete it. Oh well. Not the first time I’ve looked like a moron today.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   H for Toy

      I agree with you redhead, and wouldn’t expect people to go way out of their way so I can merge. I’m talking about cars in the right hand lane, absolutely nothing in the left lane, and no one will move over to the left lane to make it easier for people to merge from the right. But they will drive for miles in the left hand lane, 5 miles under the speed limit, not passing anyone. It’s a beautiful place to live.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   PinkPlaidRibbon

    .

    Mar 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   PinkPlaidRibbon

    Clearly none of you have driven in Florida. I think most people would agree that makes one of the top 5 worst states (overall, as well as in drivers).

    Mar 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   H for Toy

      When you have mostly old people and tourists, it’s not surprising.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   mutzali

    I drive on the California freeways about 1 to 2 hours a day. I have come to the conclusion that Prius drivers are smug, self-important assholes who can’t be bothered to signal or otherwise acknowledge that there might be other (lesser) vehicles on the road. Not all hybrid drivers, just Prius drivers.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Thneed

      So, all the CA freeways? That’s thousands of miles of road. Maybe you mean the LA freeways? Or the Bay Area freeways? Those are both only hundreds of miles of road…

      And — yup. Lots of bad drivers in California. And most of them moved here from other states, with other assumptions about driving etiquette.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   mutzali

      I’m sometimes in the LA area, sometimes the SF Bay area, sometimes Sacramento and the Central Valley. (I never said all the freeways.) Just that among all the self-important, rude, arrogant, oblivious, texting, speeding, phone-using drivers that traverse the highways and byways of Golden State, Prius drivers are the worst.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   kbee

    Pfft, in all my travels in and outside of the US, I am a firm believer that Louisiana drivers are fucking awful. Driving from Texas to Louisiana, I swear people lose their damn minds when they cross the state line. People stop moving onto the shoulder to let you pass in Texas, to driving too slow in the passing lane, shooting through stop signs and lights, NEVER indicating, merging suddenly, road raging by trailing behind at 80mph with no braking distance. And so on. Not a day goes by that I don’t see someone blatantly breaking the law or getting into a fender bender in this state.

    Pleased to see this state is 4th on that list; hoped it was higher.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   H for Toy

    This has nothing to do with the note, but to Katie who posted the lemon chicken recipe a couple days ago, wherever you are, I tried it last night, and it was a big hit! Thanks :)

    Mar 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Red Letterboxer bang

    I don’t know where Georgia is ranked, but I’m positive that it’s much higher in the rankings since my son got his licence four years ago. I can’t even be in the car with him; he changes lanes at 80 mph in construction zones while tailgating like a half-blind monkey with a death-wish.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   SeeYouInTea

    Florida drivers (mostly NY or NJ transplants) are TERRIBLE. Most of the transplants have probably only had a license for a few years. Georgia (ATL) comes in second place for me.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Ajax

    The Daily Beast doesn’t know what it’s talking about. The worst drivers in the United States are concentrated in New Mexico.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   redheadwglasses

    Sounds like it’s a 50-way tie for first for which state has the worst drivers!

    Mar 29, 2013 at 11:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Sweetleifster

    This was funny until everyone got all inbred douche-tarded about the whole frikkin retarded word…. besides clearly this person is working on multi-tasking mongoloid!

    Mar 29, 2013 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Jo

      Nah, it was funny until everyone started talking about traffic.

      Apr 13, 2013 at 11:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   ano

    Have to say, watching the American states one up each other in horrible drivers is entertaining in a scary way.

    I’ll leave you all to your country, especially the snowy parts and wrong side of the road parts!

    Apr 1, 2013 at 6:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Wait..what?

    multi-retarded cocksucker…man that cracked me up. Gotta remember it for my next ‘you can’t park for shit’ note that I leave.

    Apr 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   smittenkitten

    that’s strange.. being from ND I can state that we usually reserve that kind of hate for Wisconsin. (fekkin’ ‘Sconies!!) but, having a Texan husband, I can say that Texas drive like assclowns… and having gotten my only speeding ticket in Iowa, I can also say they’re assclowns. (i was about 1/8 mile onto a tiny state highway and there hadn’t been a speedlimit sign yet.. being from ND where speed limits are reasonable, i took a guess. i was over by about 10mph. the patrol man stated it was “my obligation to know that speed limit on a road before i got on it” regardless of whether i’d even even been to his godforsaken state before or not! i was less than pleased.) also, to touch on the “r word” controversy.. for godssake, don’t been such prissy babies. it’s just a word and isn’t even used by anyone to describe mentally handicapped people anymore anyway. it’s like being offended by the phrased “getting gyp’d” it’s just common slang now, calm down ya bunch of nancies!

    Apr 2, 2013 at 8:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   mn

    woohoo, according to the linked article, Virginia is 49th, only worse than Connecticut. Suck it, Maryland!

    Apr 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Kate

    WOOOT!

    Check out the stats for driving under the influence here!

    Most of Oregon driving consists of studiously avoiding the truck/car in the lanes next to you as they casually swerve back and forth between lanes.

    My father taught me to drive many years ago and explained that the other drivers knew they got half the road so they decided to take their half right out of the middle

    Apr 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Seanette

      Sounds like Oregon’s drivers are being corrupted by California transplants. I grew up in Oregon and learned to drive there, then moved to California not quite 20 years ago. I remember driving in Oregon being a much less scary experience than driving in California (especially since moving to Sacramento).

      Apr 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     

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