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Maine Drivers #4812250
07/12/18 11:52 AM
07/12/18 11:52 AM
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Illinois
javacontour Offline OP
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Illinois
What's up with them? Seems the Subaru driving crowd was the worst.

Just got back on Saturday from 9 days in ME and NH. Visited Acadia, Mt Washington and other spots such as the Bangor, ME Police Department. Not that I was in trouble, I had to see the Duck of Justice mentioned on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bangormainepolice/

While I loved ME, and sorry about bringing the STL like weather to your area last week, the drivers about drove us crazy.

Seems I'm not alone thinking they are bad: http://hashtagmaine.bangordailynews.com/...-worst-drivers/

http://wcyy.com/new-study-says-maine-drivers-amongst-worst-in-the-entire-country/

http://hashtagmaine.bangordailynews.com/...-talking-about/

So some beautiful country, some really nice people and more than their fair share of bad drivers.

I'll have to review the Nissan Armada we had for the trip too.

Maybe El-Hefe could chime in. Perhaps I should have asked him in advance so I was ready for the experience smile


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812263
07/12/18 12:14 PM
07/12/18 12:14 PM
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NH
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NH
I'm from Maine, and I don't know what you're talking about.

Oh wait...


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812269
07/12/18 12:19 PM
07/12/18 12:19 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Every time I'm in Maine the only bad drivers I see are the out of state drivers who are lost. shrug


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812272
07/12/18 12:22 PM
07/12/18 12:22 PM
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Lyndhurst NJ
Audios Offline
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Lyndhurst NJ
Ive never noticed anything different honestly, been going to Denmark, Brigton, Portland for about 8 years. I stick to backroads mostly up there, its such a great area to explore


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: pandus13] #4812274
07/12/18 12:24 PM
07/12/18 12:24 PM
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Illinois
javacontour Offline OP
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Hmmm,

The trucks I encountered typically stayed right. Very little of the pass at the rate of continental drift that I witnessed in ME when a two lane would add an up-hill passing lane where one Subaru would go 47 and the other Subaru was in the right lane at 46.6 MPH.

I don't recalling looking up into the cab of trucks as I already had enough to do at 200+ KPH smile


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: jeepman3071] #4812280
07/12/18 12:30 PM
07/12/18 12:30 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
If you didn't like Maine drivers you sure won't like the California ones. Many of them can't read English so they can't read the signs. The rest are driving dangerous hoopties since we don't have safety inspections

Last edited by Chris142; 07/12/18 12:31 PM.

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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812284
07/12/18 12:32 PM
07/12/18 12:32 PM
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Hudson, NH
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Hudson, NH
They always been Maineiacs.

Last edited by wwillson; 07/13/18 12:35 AM. Reason: remove language
Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812286
07/12/18 12:35 PM
07/12/18 12:35 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: javacontour
Hmmm,

The trucks I encountered typically stayed right. Very little of the pass at the rate of continental drift that I witnessed in ME when a two lane would add an up-hill passing lane where one Subaru would go 47 and the other Subaru was in the right lane at 46.6 MPH.

I don't recalling looking up into the cab of trucks as I already had enough to do at 200+ KPH smile

Re: 200KPH

(how do you insert a BIG THUMBS UP?)


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: Chris142] #4812293
07/12/18 12:42 PM
07/12/18 12:42 PM
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Posts: 10,535
Illinois
javacontour Offline OP
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Illinois
Originally Posted By: Chris142
If you didn't like Maine drivers you sure won't like the California ones. Many of them can't read English so they can't read the signs. The rest are driving dangerous hoopties since we don't have safety inspections


While it's been a while since I've been to CA, I don't recall having any really bad experiences other than just bad traffic in the bay area.

Going to give it another go in OCT when oilBabe and I head to LA to take in the Reagan and Nixon presidential libraries/museums. That's a thing we do.


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: LeakySeals] #4812295
07/12/18 12:45 PM
07/12/18 12:45 PM
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Illinois
javacontour Offline OP
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Illinois
Odd, I found they were slower for the most part. I guess it depends on your control sample.

I'm not counting the knuckleheads in Acadia who would be in the left hand lane of the loop road and then want to dart right to park to see something, not checking the right lane as they were already looking while seeking a parking spot.

Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
They always been Maineiacs.

Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812304
07/12/18 01:11 PM
07/12/18 01:11 PM
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Nebraska
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Nebraska
Been to Bangor Airport several times as almost every servicemember goes through there enroute to Iraq or Afghanistan. Never driven there, but I doubt if Maine is alone with moron drivers. I drive delivery from Lincoln to Omaha 3 days per week and I see stupid stuff every day. Drivers that zoom around and cut off 18 wheeelers, drivers who never yield when coming off of the ramps , drivers who weave in and out constantly. A few days ago in Lincoln I was downtown in the straight ahead lane, an idiot to my left in the left turn lane decided that he did not want to turn left so when I had the green he raced around me going straight. I get honked at several times per week by morons who cannot wait for the light to turn green and they honk at me hoping that I will turn right on red when it is a (no right red) or when I do not have the visibility to safely turn red. Also see morons who are in right turn only and then at the last second the decide that they want to go straight. Then there are everyone's favorite: the weavers who pass everyone and weave in and out of traffic constantly any to end up maybe 1 car length ahead at the next light. Then there are the side zoomers who desite ample warning of a lane restriction they wait until the last second and try and squeeze in. I do not think Maine has a monopol on idiot drivers.... not by a long shot


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: BJD78] #4812313
07/12/18 01:20 PM
07/12/18 01:20 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Originally Posted By: BJD78
Been to Bangor Airport several times as almost every servicemember goes through there enroute to Iraq or Afghanistan. Never driven there, but I doubt if Maine is alone with moron drivers. I drive delivery from Lincoln to Omaha 3 days per week and I see stupid stuff every day. Drivers that zoom around and cut off 18 wheeelers, drivers who never yield when coming off of the ramps , drivers who weave in and out constantly. A few days ago in Lincoln I was downtown in the straight ahead lane, an idiot to my left in the left turn lane decided that he did not want to turn left so when I had the green he raced around me going straight. I get honked at several times per week by morons who cannot wait for the light to turn green and they honk at me hoping that I will turn right on red when it is a (no right red) or when I do not have the visibility to safely turn red. Also see morons who are in right turn only and then at the last second the decide that they want to go straight. Then there are everyone's favorite: the weavers who pass everyone and weave in and out of traffic constantly any to end up maybe 1 car length ahead at the next light. Then there are the side zoomers who desite ample warning of a lane restriction they wait until the last second and try and squeeze in. I do not think Maine has a monopol on idiot drivers.... not by a long shot

Daily sport in CHI area....
you should see people trying to get to the airport (ORD)...


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: Chris142] #4812314
07/12/18 01:21 PM
07/12/18 01:21 PM
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NH
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NH
Depends where in MA basing it on speed.


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: Fifth87] #4812317
07/12/18 01:24 PM
07/12/18 01:24 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Originally Posted By: Fifth87
Depends where in MA basing it on speed.

It is still a thing that shoulder is a legal passing lane at rush-hour?
I was pretty shocked around 2007...for the rest, CHI traffic tournament all-around match-for-match...


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Re: Maine Drivers [Re: javacontour] #4812324
07/12/18 01:35 PM
07/12/18 01:35 PM
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New England
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New England
I drive quite a bit in Maine, NH , MA and VT. I live on that 15 min stretch on RT95/NH where get your money at toll as you pass MA<>NH<>ME.

I think they are just New England drivers and all over the place. I never noticed anything special in Maine except there is a lack of work rush hour. Just a ton of vacationer traffic.

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