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Chicago: America's worst drivers?

Posted By on 09.23.09 at 03:18 PM

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Jalopnik thinks we suck the most (h/t Aaron). I don't drive much here, and haven't driven in many cities, but I will say one thing in disfavor of Boston, which also has a notorious reputation.

When I was a kid, I was there for the Fourth of July, and our hotel was near a fireworks display. Boston drivers, in a remarkable display of communal extralegal creativity, doubled the number of "lanes" into and out of the hotel; it was like slow-motion NASCAR, and I've never seen it replicated elsewhere. In fairness to Boston, however, they have a much, much more difficult city grid to work with, so even if they're worse drivers than us, we have a much less compelling excuse.

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