Are Colorado driv­ers among the most po­lite in U.S.? Not by a mile

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Bar­bara Jean How­ell, RJ San­gosti, Den­ver Post file

“Colorado driv­ers among most po­lite,” July 6 news story.

The Kars4Kids study on the most po­lite driv­ers in the U.S. is ob­vi­ously a flawed and in­ac­cu­rate sur­vey. The rank­ings, based on re­sponses from merely 50 driv­ers per state, placed Colorado as the sev­enth most cour­te­ous. I have been liv­ing in metro Den­ver for four years, and in my opin­ion Colorado driv­ers are among the most dis­cour­te­ous driv­ers I’ve ever dealt with. They have ab­so­lutely no clue that the left lane is a pass­ing lane. They sit in the left lane and not only ig­nore the driver be­hind them sig­nal­ing them to please move over, they in­ten­tion­ally slow down and hold up the en­tire lane. This prac­tice is not only an­noy­ing, it is reck­less and rude. I ex­pe­ri­ence this on a daily ba­sis. I’ve never seen this be­hav­ior in other large cities. New York, which re­ceived the least cour­te­ous driv­ers rank­ing, has driv­ers who ac­tu­ally know how to drive. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­ or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is for our pur­poses only; we will not share it with any­one else. You can reach us by tele­phone at 303-954-1331.

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