Bad driving, was Re: NYT on flaming
kplug at thebucks.net
Thu Feb 22 18:30:59 PST 2007
Andrew Lentvorski wrote:
> Alan wrote:
>> I'm not sure I agree.
>> I can assure you that Back East, where the traffic density is much
>> higher(1), people tailgate much the same as they do in California.
> I don't agree. Having lived in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC,
> I never found tailgating to be anywhere near the problem as it is out here.
Maybe it's New Yorkers and Jersey-ites then.
> I tend to attribute it to a higher incidence of auto-Darwination. Idiots
> who tailgate wind up punished by the weather in those cities.
A bit of snow does make for good accident weather, though no more than a
good rain will cause havoc in SD.
> It probably also has to do with commute distance. An hour commute is
> the absolute upper limit in Boston because any amount of weather can
> turn that into 2-3 hours fairly quickly.
I never drove much in Boston (I wsa too young when we left), but just
about everyone I know in NY who commutes goes at least an hour, most more.
My hometown is 80 miles from the city and probably 1/3 of my neighbors
drove down there everyday.
I'll have to ask our Newton folk how far they drive.
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