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Photos: Top ten scariest out-of-state license plates to see in a snowstorm

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Our commute to work this morning wasn't as thrill-packed as during some Colorado storms, but it definitely had a certain level of danger -- thanks to a couple of drivers from out of state who appeared to have just seen their first flake. But which state's drivers are the scariest? We've photo-illustrated and expanded a 2009 post to provide our top ten. Check them out below.

Number 10: Kansas

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If you've ever driven across Kansas, you were probably fighting sleep the whole time -- but during those moments when you were fully aware, you undoubtedly noticed that there are fewer inclines on the roadways there than on the typical kitchen table. That makes Colorado driving a challenge for Kansans under ideal circumstances. But when it's snowing?
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Number 9: Louisiana

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As we know, parts of Louisiana are actually below sea level -- so driving in a state that's thousands of feet above that mark pretty much everywhere can't help being an issue. Plus, Louisiana humidity usually isn't white, lumpy and slick.
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Continue to keep counting down our top ten scariest out-of-state license plates to see in a snowstorm.


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Festismcgee8888
Festismcgee8888

This post is hilarious. I'm a Texan and I just got tailgated by a lifted truck with CO plates because I wouldn't go faster than 50 in a 35. I also got a nice bird from him. Sure, maybe he followed me here from TX. Or who knows, maybe he's a native that happens to be an a-hole. If we want to read into plates, let's do a post on how bad people with CO plates drive when it's sunny and dry.

ebethcheese
ebethcheese

New York no way…those suckas can drive in anything.  You miss Massachusetts…those suckas can't drive in anything.  


sumne797
sumne797

im born and raised in hawaii, living in colorado now, and i KNOW i am  better driver in the snow than most dumbasses during colorado snow storms

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Being from the tri state ny and nj need to be removed and both spots taken up with Coloradans. Drivers are so bad even with their 4wd wranglers and outbacks they can't drive in the snow.

Justin Pearce
Justin Pearce

Snow, or sunshine never trust a person with Texas license plate

Janine Brown
Janine Brown

Let's just face it, every state has its load of bad drivers..

quintstevenson
quintstevenson

New York on this list??? Ever heard of Lake Effect? NYS is huge. You can drive 8-9 hours and still be in the state... Syracuse and Buffalo might have a thing to say about this supposed lack of snow/ice driving skills...

Ashley Jackson
Ashley Jackson

Haha I have a rental car that has Texas plates, maybe it will keep the crazy drivers far away from me.

Scott R. Shriver
Scott R. Shriver

Are you going to repost this every snow storm. Pls get new material. Plz

Drew Aslin
Drew Aslin

Rain, Snow, or Shine, how did everyone forget about MASSACHUSETTS DRIVERS? It's only the state's most infamous trait!!! (I learned how to drive in MA, so I'm not sure I can claim to be much better LOL)

drew.aslin
drew.aslin

... Someone made a serious mistake for forgetting about MASSACHUSETTS DRIVERS!!!

Tacy Gaede
Tacy Gaede

I guess I should be happy I'm from Colorado, and live in Northern California?

Shawn Weber
Shawn Weber

Not sure why it must be out of state drivers. More often then not it's some idiot with a Colorado plate I have issues with. Can we address the lack of merging traffic knowledge??? Dry, wet, snow, rain, light, dark... Can any one freaking merge properly in this state? Lets get the fundamentals figured out first.

Marlon Peyton Chance
Marlon Peyton Chance

I'm from Texas, haven't had an accident in the snow, and have never been in an accident that was ruled my fault.I have had a grand total of 0 speeding tickets in many years. To be quite honest the worst drivers I know, snow or not, are native Coloradans.

Beth Harris
Beth Harris

Ha!!! Can I help start the Texas flame war again?!! It was fun last time!

Star Stepping
Star Stepping

mostly true but the cool thing is now they all get scared of these wee snowstorms and stay home . yay! humphh came from the west side in '80's lived for years at 9700 with 75 yard long dirt incline drive, never got stuck, had an accident or caused one, did prevent many, would pass by 4x4s in a ditch whilst in my rear wheel drive sportscar. its about whomevers behind the wheel pretty much.

ej001
ej001

You all are delusional... I  have never seen a place where "tail gate driving" is so prevalent. Ie:

lots of wrecked cars rear ended after a snow storm.. as for your list?   DUH ?  Hawaii, never snows?

Texas?   c'mon...  New York and NJ??  granted  NJ has bad drivers, i lived there, but NJ against Hawaii in the snow?   You are kidding?


Robert Barnhart
Robert Barnhart

The New Yorker bit is over reaching. Many of us in the real NYS are some of the best snow drivers in the United States. The locust hoards of New York City on the other hand can't drive for shit regardless of the weather conditions.

Dylan Wikepaugh
Dylan Wikepaugh

pretty much any state with no snow seasonally. not sure why Montana would be on the list. but totally agree with texas and california

pschwynoch
pschwynoch

Seems like All have issues... Just Drive.

ryanjohnsmith1013
ryanjohnsmith1013

Texas.

Stay off our ski slopes and roads. Stick to NASCAR and cocaine.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

The license plates don't mean a thing. The worst drivers out here are the transplants who came from states that receive little snow. The Texans and Californians are among them. They could have lived here long enough to obtain Colorado plates but that doesn't mean that they are capable of driving safely in Colorado weather.

Curtis Flax
Curtis Flax

Being on Fire-Rescue. The most common tag to go to assist in Kansas during winter storms around here is Colorado plates. "Lets set the cruise on our 4x4 at 70 it will be ok"

Karen Erickson
Karen Erickson

There are people from everywhere that don't drive well in snow, even those born and raised in Colo. The article is stupid.

redsoxfan
redsoxfan

@sumne797 and this attitude is why your state is on the list. You are the only one that knows you can drive better than a Coloradoan in snow.

redsoxfan
redsoxfan

@Adam Aedro Drotar tri means 3 so if you can't count to three you probably can't drive in snow either

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Candie Bernard You make a good point, Candie. Thanks for the post. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Much appreciated.

redsoxfan
redsoxfan

@Karen Erickson if this is so stupid why did you take the time to read and then comment---stupid much?

sumne797
sumne797

did i say coloradoans?!? i said most dumbass. there are a lot of out of state drivers, a lot of people i meet are from out of state. been here 8 years, drive to the mountains a ton, not one accident. fuck off

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