I'd have to agree about Colorado Springs drivers, especially since I'm one
of them<g> According to a newspaper article about a year ago, only 15% of
our population were born in the Springs. That means 85% of our drivers came
from (and learned to drive in) other areas. I think other parts of the
country are sending their bad drivers here, just like they did for
'68 +/- Triumph Spitfire
'60 Jaguar MkII
From: Laura.G@141.com [mailto:Laura.G@141.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 3:14 PM
Cc: Craig Smith; Simmons, Reid W; 'John T. Blair';
Subject: Re: Insurance
I used to live in Arizona and still have family there (even in Tuscon!)-and
I think it's also because they drive like maniacs? (Though, not as bad as
Colorado Springs-my aunt's a pretty wild driver, but they scared the you
know what out of her out there!)
Actually, I prefer to drive in France and Italy-France, because the roads
are really well kept and Italy because at least there's a method to their
madness and they lack the awful arrogance of Orange County drivers. (The
same reason I prefer to drive in L.A. than down here in O.C.-in L.A., it's a
more serious, less arrogant attitude than in Orange County-amongst the
yuppie princes and princesses.)
I was almost run off the road last night by a speeding SUV-pretty much a
daily occurance here, so that's probably accounts for my tone!
Laura G. and Nigel (Go ahead, flame away!)
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From: Joe Curry <email@example.com>
To: Laura Gharazeddine <Laura.G@141.com>
Cc: Craig Smith <CraigS@iewc.com>; Simmons, Reid W
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'John T. Blair' <email@example.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: Insurance
> Laura Gharazeddine wrote:
> > Oh, and I should have added that they go by zip code-I lived in a better
> > neighbourhood untill recently, but it was unincorporated (Orange County)
> > so we had a Santa Ana zip code-even though it's not near Santa Ana. Now
> > live in Costa Mesa-and it's not as good a neighbourhood-but my insurance
> > go down $70 a year! Because CM is considered less crime ridden than SA!
> > (Even though I didn't actually live NEAR SA!)
> > Go figure!
> Yeah, Go Figure!!!
> I figured that my rates would go down when I got to Arizona becasue of
> the much reduced traffic. WRONG! It seems that in Arizona, a high
> percentage of the people driving around don't have insurance and we
> "legit" drivers are having to pay for thier lack of it. I guess it goes
> with the low cost of living thing!
> "If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort."
> -- Dave Weinbaum in National Enquirer