On Friday, February 09, 2018 Monona Rossol said in part:
>Yes, I have been the passenger in two double cab accidents in Boston, the city with the highest per/driver
> accident rate in the country. You can't even get a license there unless you've been committed at least once.
>And at 7:30 pm today, I'm flying to Boston again, Oy. I wouldn't risk going if it weren't for insurance.
Yes, Boston has that reputation and I've known many Bostonians to take perverse pride in it. On the other hand, in a crunch Boston drivers can be the most polite in the world.
Back when I-93 was first connected to what was then I-95 southbound just north of Boston, it was merging 3 lanes of traffic in the already existing 2 lanes of I-95. (I-95 has since been re-directed around Boston and this location is a now an improved merge between I-93 and US 1). In rush hour the backup was horrendous, but no one was bulling their way through. It was a self-disciplined left-right-left-right merge process with no police or other authoritative presence. I found it very impressive. And I've seen similar but less obvious instances of polite driving in Boston on return visits after I moved away.
Now, traffic in New York City, especially Manhattan, that I'll avoid like the plague.
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