Is I-75 GA really dangerous?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by iceman32, May 21, 2019.

  1. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Medium Load Member

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    Most of the traffic in that darn city is because of 4 wheelers improperly merging or waiting until the last half mile at the left most lane to cross 4 lanes into the exit cutting everyone off. Probably why they started putting barricades within the last mile before merging into the Atlanta bypass loops.
     
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  2. FearTheCorn

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    Having driven through all the major cities in 'Murica, I absolutely, without reservation, think Atlanta is the worst. Yes, even the LA area and NYC. Unless I count at least three accidents going through, I get hinky, because I know I am not free and clear. They are aggressive drivers, but also crappy drivers. In NYC and LA at least, they are aggressive, but seem to have a bit more skill. I don't know, maybe I see it different, but I really hate driving through that city.
     
  3. DenBob

    DenBob Light Load Member

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    I gotta say I was expecting a bit more out of 3:52.
     
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I agree, I went to LA only two times, but was really impressed how four wheelers merge into freeway, like everyone seemed to know what they are doing.
     
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  5. Opus

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    Actually, 75, 85, 20 are much worse going through the city.
    And my vote for predictably awful traffic is Nashville. Cincinnati gets 2nd place.
     
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  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Don't forget that little hellraiser we call Chattanooga. It'll get ya.....every time.
     
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  7. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    I use it remind me to be the fck careful
     
  8. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    The crash posted by the OP is a classic running into stopped traffic on the freeway thing, and isn't unique to I-75 or Atlanta. If you take your attention to just before the merging for dummies action, you'll see that truck hammer down in the right lane blowing the doors off all the other traffic. It's obvious to me everyone else but him seen something ahead and was already slowing.

    No, it wouldn't. 9 times out of 10, if I-285 is a mess, downtown is even worse. Been that way the 35 yrs I've been driving in the area and continues to worsen. The best defense is the same as other big cities. Learn to use traffic view on Google maps and figure out alternate routes. Or, at least don't act all surprised by heavy traffic if you don't.
     
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  9. jon69

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    Atlanta is the biggest S Hole in the US. Chicago NY Miami Jersey LA Dallas- Boston delivered in just about every major city and Atlanta is by far the worst.

    Statewise, GA and SC are at the bottom followed by Colorado.
     
  10. starmac

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    It always surprised me how wild and aggressive the SCHOOL BUS drivers drove on the Atlanta 500.
     
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