Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Nashville Full of Safe Drivers

In news that may shock many, Nashville is the 23rd safest city to drive in of towns greater than 100,000. Other Tennessee towns are in the top ten. These results may get all of my Northern friends to stop complaining about Southern drivers... but I doubt it.


At 6/07/2005 03:16:00 PM, Blogger Kennelworthy said...

Heck, it may change the comments I make about southern drivers!

But seriously, it's too bad that a survey like that is only about accidents. To me, a Nashville resident, the true craziness of our drivers is not in how often they wreck, but how wrecklessly the drive without wrecking.

Why...when it rains, do half the drivers in Nashville decide that exact moment is the time to go 85mph and the other half decide that moment is the perfect time to crawl along at 35mph?!

At 6/07/2005 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

The rain situation kills me as well, and this isn't L.A. for Christ's sake. We get a lot of rain; a hell of a lot of rain. Our main interstates and highways are built to handle downpours with drainage fall off and what not. So, why when it starts sprinkling, and I mean just a little drizzle why does every damn person decide to slam on their brakes?

The other things that get me, and I'm sure this is true in most other states as well, are things like people slamming on their brakes when they see either a policeman has pulled someone over or there is an accident. If the guy has pulled someone over then how the hell do you think he is going to have a freaking radar gun pointed at you, and even if he somehow did. What makes you think that he can write up that guy's ticket jump in his car and catch you on down the road. As for people being obsessed with watching accident sites, it's sick as hell and I don't understand it.

I am glad to hear we are considered one of the safest places to drive, and for the most part, mainly because I have lived nowhere else, I guess I am not terribly surprised. But how do they figure that out anyways? Do they just take the number of wrecks and moving violation tickets handed out in a single year?


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