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    The worst driving is concentrated in the city Atlanta and the sprawl around it. The state as a whole is not bad. I think Atlanta's bad driving is because of all the transplants from other states. It is like somebody decided to send the worst drivers from every state here.
    Atlanta is horrible, and if I didnít go to Miami I wouldíve said itís by far the worst city to drive in that Iíve been to. Even Chicago moves smoothly compared to both.

    Iíve heard the worst in the country are Boston and LA but Iíve never been.

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    Atlanta is horrible, and if I didn’t go to Miami I would’ve said it’s by far the worst city to drive in that I’ve been to. Even Chicago moves smoothly compared to both.

    I’ve heard the worst in the country are Boston and LA but I’ve never been.
    I have never been to Miami, but I would imagine it has the same issue as Atlanta - transplants.

    I was in Boston 20 years ago, it was pretty bad. I cannot imagine it improved.
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    come spend a couple of months commuting in atlanta if you think you've seen bad driving.
    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    The worst driving is concentrated in the city Atlanta and the sprawl around it. The state as a whole is not bad. I think Atlanta's bad driving is because of all the transplants from other states. It is like somebody decided to send the worst drivers from every state here.
    Hotlanta is bad. But I see your Atlanta traffic and give you Central Expressway from Dowtown Dallas to Plano. It's U.S. Highway 75 (non toll) so it's crazy. It's like riding an amusement ride, but it's not amusing. LBJ (I-635) runs a close second!

    Other places I've driven that are pretty bad that I'd add to the list: Nashville, Boston, NYC, Knoxville (about a 100% chance to get in a traffic jam on I-40) and the winner goes to the Washington DC metro area!

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    Atlanta is horrible, and if I didn’t go to Miami I would’ve said it’s by far the worst city to drive in that I’ve been to. Even Chicago moves smoothly compared to both.

    I’ve heard the worst in the country are Boston and LA but I’ve never been.
    After driving the Dan Ryan for many years NASCAR became far less exciting. I mean six plus lanes all traveling at maximum velocity or completely stacked up stop and go with ice falling. On the other hand Atlanta is an absolute parking lot all rush hours and around holidays with the entire east coast attempting to get through on their way to Florida. That is true however for I-75 north and south. There are unsafe drivers everywhere traveling at way too high a speed then there are the outliers that end up killing others through their stupidity.

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    Re: Rod Bramblett and Wife in Serious Car Accident; Wife Passes Away (Update: Both Pa

    My first post about Rod and his wife. Incredibly sad news, and the Auburn family will miss them dearly. I can't imagine sitting in Stand White's seat at that first game of the season, and the chair next to him does not have Rod Bramblett in it. I know they will honor him in some way.

    On the subject of driving, sure, the big cities have some notoriously bad drivers. But, as someone who grew up in rural NW Alabama, Muscle Shoals/Florence area to be exact, those rural drivers can be even worse. Yeah, the cities have a lot of them, usually sitting in traffic jams on freeways. But the rural areas have the drunks coming in early in the morning hours, the wild animals that venture across the road and cause accidents, and the general lack of adherence to laws such as speeding, that makes rural drivers worse. Dark roads, booze, wide open speeds, people driving who are too old, too young, or just inexperienced, make those rural roads far worse IMO.

    I drive Atlanta weekly, but live in Birmingham. I have driven Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, rural Minnesota, Des Moines, IA, Kentucky, Tennessee, both the Carolinas, including Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and everywhere in between. Jerks are all around us. But I'll take the congestion of big cities over the recklessness of rural Lauderdale County Alabama, or Coffee/Houston County Alabama, any day.

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    My first post about Rod and his wife. Incredibly sad news, and the Auburn family will miss them dearly. I can't imagine sitting in Stand White's seat at that first game of the season, and the chair next to him does not have Rod Bramblett in it. I know they will honor him in some way.

    On the subject of driving, sure, the big cities have some notoriously bad drivers. But, as someone who grew up in rural NW Alabama, Muscle Shoals/Florence area to be exact, those rural drivers can be even worse. Yeah, the cities have a lot of them, usually sitting in traffic jams on freeways. But the rural areas have the drunks coming in early in the morning hours, the wild animals that venture across the road and cause accidents, and the general lack of adherence to laws such as speeding, that makes rural drivers worse. Dark roads, booze, wide open speeds, people driving who are too old, too young, or just inexperienced, make those rural roads far worse IMO.

    I drive Atlanta weekly, but live in Birmingham. I have driven Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, rural Minnesota, Des Moines, IA, Kentucky, Tennessee, both the Carolinas, including Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and everywhere in between. Jerks are all around us. But I'll take the congestion of big cities over the recklessness of rural Lauderdale County Alabama, or Coffee/Houston County Alabama, any day.
    You are absolutely correct on that. The speed and condition of drivers make all Alabama rural roads especially hazardous. I have never seen a highway patrol or sheriff's vehicle patrol rural bars where liquor and drugs are consumed in much too high quantities. Then there are prescription pain killers combined with alcohol that offer extraordinary hazards for anyone on the road.

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    After driving the Dan Ryan for many years NASCAR became far less exciting. I mean six plus lanes all traveling at maximum velocity or completely stacked up stop and go with ice falling. On the other hand Atlanta is an absolute parking lot all rush hours and around holidays with the entire east coast attempting to get through on their way to Florida. That is true however for I-75 north and south. There are unsafe drivers everywhere traveling at way too high a speed then there are the outliers that end up killing others through their stupidity.
    hell, the connector (i-75/85 thru downtown) is pretty much a parking lot at any given time 6am-8pm 5 days a week and from about 9-7/8 on weekends
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    Re: Rod Bramblett and Wife in Serious Car Accident; Wife Passes Away (Update: Both Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by jashleyren2 View Post
    My first post about Rod and his wife. Incredibly sad news, and the Auburn family will miss them dearly. I can't imagine sitting in Stand White's seat at that first game of the season, and the chair next to him does not have Rod Bramblett in it. I know they will honor him in some way.

    On the subject of driving, sure, the big cities have some notoriously bad drivers. But, as someone who grew up in rural NW Alabama, Muscle Shoals/Florence area to be exact, those rural drivers can be even worse. Yeah, the cities have a lot of them, usually sitting in traffic jams on freeways. But the rural areas have the drunks coming in early in the morning hours, the wild animals that venture across the road and cause accidents, and the general lack of adherence to laws such as speeding, that makes rural drivers worse. Dark roads, booze, wide open speeds, people driving who are too old, too young, or just inexperienced, make those rural roads far worse IMO.

    I drive Atlanta weekly, but live in Birmingham. I have driven Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, rural Minnesota, Des Moines, IA, Kentucky, Tennessee, both the Carolinas, including Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and everywhere in between. Jerks are all around us. But I'll take the congestion of big cities over the recklessness of rural Lauderdale County Alabama, or Coffee/Houston County Alabama, any day.
    when i was growing up, winston county was dry, surrounded by all dry counties. folks had to make beer/liquor runs to the "line" at colbert co. (iirc, it was in littleville) the party would start on the drive home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    when i was growing up, winston county was dry, surrounded by all dry counties. folks had to make beer/liquor runs to the "line" at colbert co. (iirc, it was in littleville) the party would start on the drive home.
    From Walker Co. it was the Jefferson Co. line. My mother and dad are teetotalers and I always wanted to stop at Greentop to get Barbeque but it never happened.

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    From Walker Co. it was the Jefferson Co. line. My mother and dad are teetotalers and I always wanted to stop at Greentop to get Barbeque but it never happened.

    Made that trip a few times from Jasper! Also reminds me of the large pile of beer cans that once existed at the state line on the route back from Columbus, MS!

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    hell, the connector (i-75/85 thru downtown) is pretty much a parking lot at any given time 6am-8pm 5 days a week and from about 9-7/8 on weekends
    Sometimes Iíll look out the window from the hotel room and see 285 just stacked nose to tail and I say,ĒNopeĒ and close the curtain. It wouldnít be so terrible if the back roads and shortcuts werenít slam full of cars as well.


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    Sometimes I’ll look out the window from the hotel room and see 285 just stacked nose to tail and I say,”Nope” and close the curtain. It wouldn’t be so terrible if the back roads and shortcuts weren’t slam full of cars as well.


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    The back roads are people that were on 285 but thought they were being smart by getting off to take the back roads. These people are the worst. I have had days where I could have biked home faster than t took to drive it because of these people.
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    hell, the connector (i-75/85 thru downtown) is pretty much a parking lot at any given time 6am-8pm 5 days a week and from about 9-7/8 on weekends
    Sometimes Iíll look out the window from the hotel room and see 285 just stacked nose to tail and I say,ĒNopeĒ and close the curtain. It wouldnít be so terrible if the back roads and shortcuts werenít slam full of cars as well.


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