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Old 12-09-2005, 10:45 AM   #11
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Your chance of being killed in a rural accident are probably higher, but your chances of getting into that accident are ridiculously low compared to getting into a collision elsewhere.
Yeah, sort of the point I was trying to make.
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Fewer people on the road, fewer distractions, more relaxed driving (enjoyable even). Vs. city bumper-to-bumper, road rage, traffic jambs, etc.
You said it right there. In the country, you are more relaxed which equals less alert. So as you are speeding along, singing to the radio and enjoying the trees, things jump in front of you. I know that I will react slower when I drive in the country because of this.
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...trees, things jump in front of you...
This just reminded me of a strange short story I read eons ago, where a tree beside the road and a car meet in a a crash. However, the story is told from the tree'* perspective, as if the tree were the one running alongside the road and jumped out in front of the car. Different.

It was so long ago that I can't remember much beyond the premise and the visuals I retained. <he says, as the rest of them roll their eyes and call the guys with the white butterfly nets..>
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I would say that is true. When I lived in PA and traveled the back roads regularly, I commonly went over twice the speed limit... which ended up being andwhere from 50-90. I would say that is very true, some of those blind corners can be pretty dangerous if you dont know the road. (or if there is traffic comming from the other direction)

but I haven't found any driving as fun as doing those back roads as fast as possible, with the stereo up loud ...
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The biggest problem with rural driving (and I grew up very, very rural) is the familiarity.

"I've driven this road a million times. I can do it with my eyes closed" So, they pay less attention at higher speeds. In the city, you learn that every corner is a potential accident, so you're forced to stay more alert.

My opinion, anyways.
That is VERY true, the average speed limit on a farm to market road around here is 60mph, with sharp curves that have 20-45 mph warnings. Some folks think that there big ol' farm truck or SUV can handle those turns. We always see a suburban flipped, a farmers truck wrapped around a tree, or worse on hwy 77 we see ALOT of small compact cars play tango or chicken with eighteen wheelers because people drive 90-100mph on that road when most folks drive the speed limit, and since its a two lane road, passing people is VERY dangerous. ALSO on the FM roads, there are NO shoulders, folks get a little relaxed with there driving and catch that edge and their cars start spinning like boomerings. I've had it happen to me in the Bonneville, I caught the shoulder of a farm to market road and had to get in the ditch to regain control of the car. The Maxima behind me was sitting on my passenger side and we were both in the ditch before we knew it.
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i think that its a rural road so people think: no people around, no cops around, lets speed and have some fun, then people loose control, flip, crash, roll, burn, etc, etc
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i think that its a rural road so people think: no people around, no cops around, lets speed and have some fun, then people loose control, flip, crash, roll, burn, etc, etc
Exactly. So is rural driving more dangerous or drivers in rural areas?
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Dumb a$$ people in the city are 100 times more dangerous. I havent driven in rush hour traffic in 6 months till 5 days ago. I almost got fu^*ed 3 times due to stupid people. Every time I take a 100mile plus drive through the sticks I NEVER have a problem. I call on rural driving being more dangerous. Ever noticed the nice classic cars are in the country. There ya go, proff right there.
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You see ALOT of these around this area in REALLY good shape.

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I know why it is, I'm on all the backroads at the same time (super powers, long story) and I'm such a lousy driver, when people see me coming, they swerve off the road so they won't get hit, and end up hitting a tree.
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