February 19, 2011

Gratuitous Commuter Observation

Regular readers will know of my long-held opinion that Murrland drivers are the worst in the country. Well, here's scientific proof to back me up:

The Capital Beltway, one of America's busiest roadways, is universally congested but only intermittently lethal. The notoriously overburdened highway is the site of nearly 3,000 accidents a year -- about eight a day -- and claims the lives of 18 people a year on average, though almost all of the fatal crashes occur along just one stretch of the 64-mile-long Beltway, the section that runs through Prince George's County on the roadway's eastern side, according to an analysis by The Washington Examiner of data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and transportation officials and police in Virginia and Maryland.

Fifty of the 58 fatal accidents on the Beltway between 2007 and 2009 occurred between the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the south and the Interstate 95 interchange in the north, with 42 of them clustered in Prince George's County.

(Emphasis mine.) That's the Murrland side, boys and girls. The article suggests all sorts of reasons for the numbers - geography, congestion, etc. The real reason, of course, is that Murrland drivers are bat-shite crazy.

Posted by Robert at February 19, 2011 12:00 PM | TrackBack

Try Boston,Norwich CT or the Peoples Republic of the District....not to mention Gotham....

Posted by: kmr at February 19, 2011 03:38 PM


Posted by: Fear and Loathing in Georgetown at February 19, 2011 04:11 PM

Last Friday's expedition on the northbound BW Parkway begs to differ.

Besides, here in VT the only proper place for cars bearing MA, CT, or NY plates is upside-down in the median.

Posted by: Captain Ned at February 21, 2011 08:16 AM

Two Words:

Southern California.

Posted by: B.B. at February 24, 2011 07:47 PM
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