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We're #5!

Posted at 7:25 AM on June 27, 2009 by Alison Young (2 Comments)

Minneapolis has ranked in the top-five of the nation's rudest drivers, according to a study just out. We out road-raged notoriously congested cities like Miami and Houston for laying on the horn, using obscene gestures, blabbing on our cell-phones and basically driving way too fast. New York came in first and the unlikely laid-back San Diego hit the top-ten for the first time.

So, if traffic's down and one could take their Ferrari as fast as it might go, it might sound a bit like this.

Comments (2)

why am I not surprised..... although Atlanta GA Birminham AL are as bad as Minneapolis St Paul Drivers .God Protect us all

Posted by kennebecsouthdakota | June 27, 2009 9:42 PM

I grew up and learned to drive in California and spent four years in NY/Philadelphia area plus several years of living and driving in Paris, France. When I moved to Minnesota forty-five years ago, I was taken by how poorly Minnesotans drive, and it has only gotten worse. At first speed was not a problem, and I generally drove faster than most Minnesotans. Now speeding is common, as is lane changing without signaling and then when you signal a lane change, Minnesotans regularly speed up to prevent you from changing lanes, often offering a Ted Williams salute to put you in your place. Rudeness is commonplace. Garrison Keillor was right when he said that as soon as a Minnesotan gets behind the wheel of a car, Minnesota nice disappears. There are many wonderful things about living in Minnesota. Driving on the state's streets and highways, contending with road rudeness, is not one of them.

Posted by JKM | June 29, 2009 1:58 PM