Reader: Colorado drivers are too damn slow!

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Lots of commentary on our post about the ten most expensive places to get a speeding ticket in Colorado.

But one reader doubts many people are busted for too enthusiastically mashing the pedal to the metal.

theaddav writes:

I find it hard to believe that anyone in CO gets speeding tickets. I moved out here from Atlanta, and I can tell you that CO is the ONLY place that people drive below the speed limit consistently.... Come on people, if the speed limit is 55 you're not going to get a ticket for doing 62..... Have to somewhere to be!!!

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Are you people crazy? 15 miles an hour over the speed limit is legally required in Colorado. If you're going under 90 mph on the freeway they will pull you over for being a hazard. What do you dumb-asses want? 105 in a 75 mph? 150 mph?  What will be fast enough for right-wingers?

Jeremiah Bebo
Jeremiah Bebo

Denver is still a major city and people here should learn to drive like they live in a major city. Not like they have all the time in the world and so does everyone around them. This isn't NY but the hustle and bustle is still here.

Jeremiah Bebo
Jeremiah Bebo

Agreed! Ive never been around such bad drivers in my life and Im a Colorado NATIVE. I do not understand why people around here continuously pump on their brakes, stop for no reason, merge onto the freeways at 30 miles per hour, drive 5 under in the fast lane or pull out into the intersection to turn left. Ever heard of two-to-a-red? I love this state but Colorado drivers are by far the worst!

Matt Paschich
Matt Paschich

In my experience is seems like a lot of drivers in Colorado either drive too fast OR too slow but there isn't any real consistency. The real problem in Colorado is that the vast majority of drivers don't seem to understand simple rules of the road. For example, so many drivers here do not accelerate when entering the highway, the on-ramp's purpose is to allow you to get up to the speed of traffic so you can merge seemlessly. Another issue is that so many people don't use their blinker when changing lanes and are prone to following way to closely. These are only a couple examples but it really seems like a lot of drivers just don't grasp the basics in this state. Finally, I have seen very few drivers that actually pay attention to the people around them and are considerate of other drivers. If you are going the speed limit in the left lane and a group of cars suddenly comes up behind you at five miles per hour faster, move over until they pass and then return to the lane if you absolutely think you should be in it, don't hold everyone else up.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Huh? FIBs drive like maniacs. Not uncommon to see cops going 90 mph in a 65.

Carter Spencer
Carter Spencer

Our scenery is better to admire then it is in atlanta, sorry to get in your way, dude.

Jayson Degroot
Jayson Degroot

The roads are not designed by the engineers very well. Colorado drivers are a lot better than the illiterate fools I'm dealing with in Houston right now. Nothing is that important to get there NOW!!

Willie Culkin
Willie Culkin

"People in (name a state) are the worst drivers!" Now THAT'S a fresh take!

Heaven Northrop
Heaven Northrop

We like living in Colorado!! Some people think that they can drive however fast they want to in any condition and guess what while I am on my merry way, you are in a ditch somewhere on the side of road.

Lani Prochnow
Lani Prochnow

Don't get me started on CO drivers because they are the worst in the United States!! They have never had driver's ed so they know nothing!!! They have never even heard of driver's ed!! Makes my road rage insane!!

Nick Jones
Nick Jones

Safety. Going 5 mph over the speed limit gets you there a whole, what, 2 extra minutes usually ? Give it take? I'm good going the speed limit, thanks.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Because rust is so much worse than dying.

Christine Shock
Christine Shock

Never driven the Boulderbahn (highway 93), the Brightonbahn(I-76) or the E-470bahn have they...

Rae Alvarez
Rae Alvarez

Of like to know where the hell she's driving, because where I'm at they way over the speed limit

TxTransplant.
TxTransplant.

I just moved here and Ive never dogged my truck like this just to get around. You must be out east.

Michael Price
Michael Price

Not really. They're inconsiderate and aggressive.

Galen Stevenson
Galen Stevenson

Totally agree with Reader. Keep up with the flow of traffic, right lane except to pass! Go Go Go

Rob Karnisky
Rob Karnisky

The people in front of me always seem to drive too slow. The ones behind me always seem to drive too fast.

Nicholas Richter
Nicholas Richter

Colorado has the worst collective drivers I've ever seen. Not in aggressive, asshole Chicago/New York/LA sense, the opposite. Nobody pulls out into the intersection for left turns, ridiculously slow and daydreamy. If I had to describe colorado drivers in one word it would simply be "inefficient".

Corey Steven Haley
Corey Steven Haley

I do agree with that persons opinion. I find people in Colorado drive slow but isn't that why all us transplants have moved here bc life is slower and more relaxed. What we want LA sprawl? The highways are already some of the largest and most slow in the nation behind DC and LA. When I was little we lived in Europe and they drive so fast but they also have much better highways and more casualties and it does use more fossil fuels to speed. I also lived in Montana when there was zero speed limit and the tradition there is to put white crosses on hwy when someone dies and they are everywhere. My dad totaled our family car, my sister got in a head on, I went off the side of a mountain, and my mom hit a deer- thank god we all lived. So speeding can also put your life at risk especially in winter rural roads which is much of Colorado outside of Denver front range metro.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

the butthurt of an dipshit Southerner who thinks public highways as their own personal NASCAR track

Quentin Shehan
Quentin Shehan

Only slow on hwy. If speed limit is 35 on a side street then they drive fast. Mainly they don't know the concept of merging.

Jay Polo
Jay Polo

If you want to see real dip shit drivers come visit your neighbors in good ol Cheyenne Wyoming

Alex Wolff
Alex Wolff

People suck at driving in Denver. Fact. Learn to merge and use turn signals while driving with the speed of traffic, please.

Nancy Honea
Nancy Honea

If your not Native American, your not FROM Colorado. Your family had the audacity to relocate here! Or you wouldn't be here either. Man what's wrong with you grouchy butts? We have people, speed past us, dangerously on Mountain Roads, only to drive several miles to see them upside down in their wrecked cars.

Handy Wipe
Handy Wipe

Karla Shapley-Cordova and Gary Allen Krout you really have some entitlement issues don't you? Laughable how people think being born in a state or nation gives them ownership that ends with them. Never move...someone will irrationally hate YOU then. Haha!

Caren Kershner
Caren Kershner

And I have often been passed by folks doing 85 while I'm cruising along at 70 in a 65 mph zone. There are way too many people who drive well over the speed limit on our rural highways. I have seen so many accidents on these roads that were caused by people who think they deserve to drive 15 miles over the speed limit. I don't live on the front range, so can't comment on 70 or 25. But 285, 50, and 160 clip right along, except for uphill semi trucks. No need to be a speed demon when there's wildlife on the road.

Kimberly Scott-Marsden
Kimberly Scott-Marsden

On the highway..i dont usually have a prob..on Morrison Road..omg!!! 45..its 45! Not 35 or 40. Never fails some ass hat jumps in front of me like they are in a hurry..only to go UNDER the speed limit..

Gary Allen Krout
Gary Allen Krout

Bullshit. We were better off until all the assholes moved here.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

So you get off on being a huge prick? Props to you good sir.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Without all the transplants, Denver is Omaha or Kansas City at best.

Eddie Carraro
Eddie Carraro

The signs every 200 yards say "slower traffic move to right lane" but no one ever does. They should give tickets for people blocking the road

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Colorado drivers suck at driving in snow too, but it's not entirely their fault. Why the hell doesn't this state use salt on the roads when it snows?

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Colorado drivers aren't necessarily too slow... Problem is they choose to drive in the passing lane creating a Mexican road block which is quite annoying.

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Yeah, I've never been, but every time I have seen videos of New York the traffic is going what, like a hundred miles an hour all day? It's so fast that it's one of those effects where it wraps back around to looking like it takes two hours to go ten miles in New York. That's a weird illusion, huh?

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Dude, you're a native! You you've lived there what, like a whole year or something?! Wow!

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You must not live in Denver. If you do, you'll be pulled over for only going five over. Gotta go 90 or you're a hazard.

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You're an idiot, I hope you never breed, if you have children I hope they die before they have a chance to spawn, and I hope you die soon too, so as to rid the world of the potential for your genes to continue in anyway, shape, or form.

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You're an idiot, I hope you never breed, if you have children I hope they die before they have a chance to spawn, and I hope you die soon too, so as to rid the world of the potential for your genes to continue in any way, shape, or form.

goaway
goaway

Ya know, youre more than welcome to march your happy ass on out of here and go back to where youre from, instead of moving here and acting like douche.

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