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Palmetto State Drivers Are Nation’s Worst

CAUTION! MORONS AHEAD! By FITSNEWS  ||  In a state widely regarded for its successful breeding of ignorance, no one should be surprised to learn that South Carolina’s stupidity extends to the highways. The Palmetto State – which leads the nation in mobile homes – also leads the nation in “mobile morons.”  In fact…

CAUTION! MORONS AHEAD!

By FITSNEWS  ||  In a state widely regarded for its successful breeding of ignorance, no one should be surprised to learn that South Carolina’s stupidity extends to the highways.

The Palmetto State – which leads the nation in mobile homes – also leads the nation in “mobile morons.”  In fact according to data compiled by Car Insurance Comparison, South Carolina and Montana tied for this auspicious “honor.”

Obviously this comes as no shocker to FITS readers, but the methodology behind this report is interesting.  Car Insurance Comparison based its data on fatality rates, failure to obey (i.e. not stopping at stop signs), drunk driving arrests, speeding citations and careless driving citations.

In other words it’s a ranking that takes into account a lot of different metrics …

For those of you keeping score at home, South Carolina ranked No. 1 in fatalities, No. 5 in careless driving and No. 8 in drunk driving – meaning we scored in the top (well, bottom) ten in three different categories.

Yikes …

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106 comments

FastEddy23 December 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Wrong! The worst drivers are the meskin illegals in Taxifornia. The second worst are the newly arrived Chinese, again in Taxifornia.

Those illegals seeking drivers licenses in Taxifornia may soon get them … but the insurance companies have a say that the rates for “non-citizens” will be “astronomical”.

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okay December 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm

What?

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

The Chinese have the excuse of poor peripheral vision. But why do they drive slowly, wait forever to make a left turn until the sun has moved 2 degrees in the sky, and other stuff like that?

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FastEddy23 December 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Better that than driving drunk, like way too many meskin illegals are want to do.

Treating SC drivers as a “class” for statistical purposes: there are more drunk meskins on US highways than drunk SC drivers on US highways … by far.

Friday nights in Fresno can be death defying.

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urbantrout December 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Doesn’t help that you can blindfold ’em with dental floss.

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shifty henry December 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

damn! that’s a good one — 10+

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Troll December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Bullshit

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grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

sounds like crap to me..did you just make all that up?

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grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

Do you know what a sanctuary city is? it doesnt mean sanctuary from all crimes…LOLOLOLOLOL

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FastEddy23 December 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

In this case, Second Degree Manslaughter is not a crime, because of unknown or national origin, relief from superior courts by edict of certain democrat “elected officials”.

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GrandTango December 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

This report has been out for more than a week…What took this SC-Hating Dumb@$$ so long to get on it???…This kind od $#!t is produced for self-loathing, Liberal-thinking idiots like FITS…

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Drives With My Dick December 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Lolz…SC ranked lowest on everything good and highest on everything bad. Go, GT, go!

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GrandTango December 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Yeah, you swore (now bankrupt) Detroit would be a liberal Utopia when you finished w/ it…And I hear California’s pension plan is about a trillion dollars in debt…While the Rust Belt loses population and South Carolina has an influx…

You really got it together, DUMB@$$….LMAO….

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Drives With My Dick December 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

SC ranks really high for women killed by domestic abuse, low with education. Some sweet Republican mecca Y’ALL have…

I bet you have a nice personalized plate for your shitty gas guzzler.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

SC ranks really high for women killed by domestic abuse, low with education. Some sweet Republican mecca Y’ALL have…

Where did SC rank 50 years ago after 100 YEARS of Democrat rule?

grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

Really a stretch dont ya think?

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

Really a stretch dont ya think?

Not any more [of a stretch] than your “Republican mecca” quote. Many of SC’s problems stem from demographics, instead of the party affiliation of the ruling junta.

Just Asking, Bitch. December 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Why are so many red states fucking poor and uneducated??

idcydm December 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

Why are some red states not poor or uneducated, demographics, just like those that are.

grandtangosuglydog December 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

all the red states are poor and uneducated..if you look at who constantly places in the last 15% in all categories, median wage, education, quality of life etc..well its self evident. These states are plagued by the likes of Grand asshat, pogo, sandi etc..until they all die off always gonna suck

urbantrout December 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Cause they have so many blacks….duh. Do I need to send Captain Obvious to your house?

Edgar December 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Like those are real “Republicans” in the legislature….. Leatherman, Wes Hayes, Nikki S., Tom Davis…..

GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 6:46 am

Do your homework, Dumb@$$…Armpits of the state, we have bad stats, are controlled by Democrats. Have been for generations. Just like Detroit. Liberal ignorance is hard to cure.

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Rush…………

You’re such a stud!!!!!!

I’m gonna come……I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming………ARRRAGH!!!!

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Rush…………

You’re SUCH a man!!!!!!

I’m gonna come……………..I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming, I’m coming, I’m coming…….ARRRRAGH!!!!!

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Buz Martin December 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

“Drives With My Dick” swore that? Really? ”
“Drives With My Dick” tried to make Detroit a liberal Utopia?

Damn. Fess up, GT. What kinda shit are you on, man?

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Squishy123 December 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Oh you’re just upset because nobody went to your page to read it… because nobody goes to your page.

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sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Rush!!!!!

You’re such a man!!!!!!!

O God, I’m coming,I’m Coming,I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming,I’m coming…………………..ARRRAGH!!!!!!!!!!

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9" December 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm

This has been going on for a long time.When I was a kid,decades ago,there was a sign between Ga and SC;Welcome to SC,Home of The Worst Drivers in The World

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Mark Petereit December 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

My top three complaints about South Carolina drivers:

1) Morons that don’t dim their @#*@% hi-beams to oncoming traffic.
2) Morons that stop traffic waiting to turn left by NOT using the center turning lane
3) Morons that wait until ALL traffic approaching a 4-way stop reaches the intersection and come to a complete stop before negotiating who gets to go first.

But I have to say, Louisiana takes the top spot: morons who stop at the end of the onramp and wait for traffic to clear before merging onto the interstate.

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GrandTango December 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

My Top Complaint:
Rubish IDIOTS who bash South Carolina, because they are @$$-Backward hicks, who have never been anywhere else, so they buy the Bull-$#!t liberals ladle out about people who don’t vote in lockstep with the media, the DNC and Obama…

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Look into a mirror December 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Says the guy who never leaves SC. You are the poster boy for backward ass hicks and represent SC very well.

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GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

LMAO…..Another Pee Wee – I’m rubber, you’re glue – Herman poster…You liberals are as empty-headed…as you are dangerous.

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Look into a mirror December 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

Who ever said I’m liberal? I’m not. You just give conservatives a bad name, you fucking moron. If you truly wish to help the conservative cause, please STFU immediately! You are a total embarrassment. At least, don’t identify yourself as conservative when you comment.

GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

None of you EVER are Liberals. Many of you claim to be Liberal-Trains……

I don’t blame you for lying about who, and what, you are… after the F*#king mess you made…

Look into a mirror December 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

And we wonder why conservatives get stereotyped as moronic blowhards? I’m willing to bet YOU are a liberal posing as a retarded dipshit. No one could truly be as willfully stupid as you act in real life.

GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

Did you vote for Haley,
Romney,
Scott,
Spearman
Graham..??

If no, who did you vote for in those races?
Do you favor the latest federal budget deal?
Is Ted Cruz a hero?
Do you like Christie?
Was Obama’s illegal immigrant EO good?
Is the economy good, or is it anemic?

Quit w/ the Ignorant Bull-S#!t and answer all of those (w/ comments if you like)…and we’ll go from there…OK?

Look in the mirror December 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm

A political “discussion” with you? Please. If you are actually a conservative, it’s surely of the Tea Party kind. Old and on gov’t assistance. Just another angry bigot.

GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

LMAO…Just what I thought. You liberal idiot liars are so easy to see through…You think no one can see how STUPID you are…

You’re wrong…Hahahaha…

Look into a mirror December 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

*The moment you realize you’ve been arguing with a mentally handicap person online. smh

GrandTango December 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I asked you some specific “political” questions, after you made some accusations against me….and all you can respond with are the typical, liberal cliché attacks that represent discourse for the leftwing intelligentsia.

You all are so predictable…and it’s why you think FITS is brilliant…He’s a run-of-the-mill, cut and paste media- idiot…that you perceive as higher order thinking…

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,

I’m touching myself Rush!!!!!

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,………..ARRRAGH!!!!

FitsNews Reader December 21, 2014 at 8:31 am

Don’t worry. We’ve all done it….

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,…..ARRRAGH!!!!!

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Give it to me Rush……DEEP!!!!!!!

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh………..ARRRAGH!!!!!

Buz Martin December 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Not a new theory, but a truly valid one. Make’s all kinds of sense.

sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Tell me what you want Rush…..

I’m your bitch!!!!

Give it to me!!!!!!!

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,………….ARRRAGH!!!!!

euwe max December 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I’m a liberal

Buz Martin December 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I’M not a LIBERAL TRAIN, dickbreath. I’m an ON-TIME AIRLINE! Haw!

GrandTango December 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Huh?

Buz Martin December 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You originaly said “LIBERAL-TRAIN” instead of “LIBERAL-TARIAN.” I guess you corrected it.

So I made a joke as stupid as your mistake. But not as stupid as the one made by the doctor who delivered you. Must have been a little too rough with the forceps around the area where your brain pozeta be.

GrandTango December 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Boz: quit trying so hard. Just accept the fact that I’m right and repent. Get yourself right, and you will not have to be so paranoid.

An honest man has peace. It’s why Christ came. You should try it.

Buz Martin December 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm

/// It’s why Christ came. You should try it. ///

I did. And I came back, too. That you might have life, and have it more abundantly.

Merry Christmas, Mistah Lawrence.

GrandTango December 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Just be sure you understand that SIN is not Life…it is Death….

Buz Martin December 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Merry Christmas.

GrandTango December 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Merry Christmas to you. And I pray God truly blesses you.

grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 10:24 am

look the guy with a blog no one reads turns a story about bad sc drivers into..you guessed it… Obama. He tried so hard to work anal sex into but …give him time.

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urbantrout December 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

That would be easy ….look into Rahm Emmanuel, Reggie Love and the gay bathhouses in Chicago….you’ll find all the info you want (or not) on Obama and anal sex.

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sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Rush,,,,,,,,,

Tell me what me how you want me to pleasure you!!

I wanna be your bent-over bitch!!!!

Fill me full of your manhood!!!!

You’re such a MAN RUSH!!!!

I’m touching my self for you RUSH!!!!

Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh,…………ARRAGH!!!!

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Smirks December 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

I personally hate people who don’t use their turn signals. I had a professor not from here once who said if you’re in SC and the guy in front of you has his turn signal on, it has probably been on since they first pulled out of the dealership and they never realized it.

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euwe max December 21, 2014 at 7:04 am

I never use my turn signal to change lanes… it just gives people a heads up so they can get in my way.

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so sad December 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

You ever tried a roundabout in SC? Fucking A, it’s too much for their tiny minds to grasp. Watched two guy do four loops trying to figure it before one rear ended the other. Classic.

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sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

In other words: A Traffic Circle!!!!!!

We USED to have two major ones in Spartanburg:

Reidville Road @ I-26 : Worked fine till SC DOT took it out=DICKHEADS!!

Herron Circle @ “old I-85” (now Business I-85) Still cooking on all 4 gas burners!!!!!

Traffic Circles are the most efficient method of moving urban traffic in my way of thinking!!!!

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 9:36 am

Then, why is the SCDOT building them on rural intersections that might have a school related congestion problem where a 4-way stop is a helluva lot cheaper?

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Squishy123 December 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I believe it’s a SC law that after a light turns red, that six more cars get to go through the intersection regardless of how much time has past.

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Just me December 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I remember that SCDOT had a billboard campaign for a while trying to get people to merge into traffic instead of stopping at the end of the on ramp.

But you know that there are a lot of people living here now that learned to drive somewhere else. Just sayin’.

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Lexguy December 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I disagree. I’ve spent nearly three decades driving approximately 1000 miles per week throughout the southeast and many other areas. No one state, class, old or young, male or female has a lock on bad drivers. The most prevalent problem?….Not paying attention!!

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SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:18 am

Horseshit. The majority of South Carolinians drive just like they vote. Dumbasses.

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Diogenes December 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

I got to give you a +10 for that.

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a face in the crowd December 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

What I have noticed is the inability of drivers to anticipate anything. If there is a line of cars waiting to turn left, the person in the front of the line will sit at the light and not even consider pulling forward until all oncoming traffic has long passed. One or two cars manage to turn left. As Bill Burr says, you sit there losing your shit, yelling at the windshield, over someone who simply did not need to exist.

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Man-O-Man! Visiting my cousins in Alabama I thought that the favorite sport was “Bama Football. Boy, was I wrong! The roads in his area are essentially excellent and you can get around easily since the speed limit allows good time.

But here it is, folks, the Real Sport in Alabama is you are driving on a flat, open stretch on a divided highway (especially in a populated area) and ahead of you is a car waiting to turn left, but between you and that car is no other traffic and you can see each other but as you close in at about 60 mph the assholes WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE ALMOST THERE AND HE PULLS OUT IN FRONT OF YOU as close as possible without causing a wreck. DAMN..!!

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I will give them credit for being the most polite drivers in one situation, and that is at 3-Way and 4-Way stops. The reason is, I believe, that they are confused on the count and whether that count should start to the left or the right.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Interesting, but you could have shortened your angry tale.

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Explains the Southern USA December 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Has anyone here seen the first five minutes of the movie “Idiocracy”?

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

No, but will my feelings be hurt if you tell me about it?

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FitNews Reader December 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

You’re living it.

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Indications Your Family May Be Dysfunctional
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New bill to ban assault weapons specifically mentions your family.

Your vacations are planned through AA instead of AAA.

In the middle of a family reunion, FBI cuts power to ranch.

Bikers next door always complaining about the noise.

You have to buy separate greeting cards for each of Mom’s personalities

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RogueElephant December 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

#1 in fatalities is due to the stupids not using seat belts. Although I don’t think the govt. should have the authority to force their use. #5 in careless driving, Every local yokel hole in the wall town in SC has a ticket writer (cop) that writes “careless operation” so the town doesn’t have to share the fine with the state. That would skew that number. #8 in drunk driving, I have zero tolerance for drunk drivers but refuse to call the cops to rat out one. All in all SC drivers are no better or no worse than any other, “Law enforcement” in SC is such that you see a cop every trip, even to the grocery store. I drive a lot in my retirement job and very seldom make even a local trip without seeing one. Except when you need one. Fits likes to run SC down at every opportunity but it is still a great day to be in SC.

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

yeah, but for every fatality due to lack of seatbelt use, how many life long SSDI/2 year wait for Medicare and SSI/immediate Medicaid recipients are we on the hook for for 40 or 50 YEARS?

How many times do you see a cop using a turn signal?

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9" December 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

This state may be the worst,but what about cities? If you’re in Boston,use public transportation,only.
Those goons drive like they’re in a demolition derby

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shifty henry December 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Been there on a vacation, and I was driving a VW Wabbit convertible…..

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sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Driven there as well an had no problem whatsoever.

In fact, picked up the rental at Logan, spent 2 days in Boston then drove down to Woods Hole (including a day in Plymouth) then all the way up to northern Maine for 2 days and back to Boston for 2 more nights and dropped off the rental car at Logan for return to GSP and had no problems whatsoever.

I’ve had more problems in Houston for crying out loud……………..

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shifty henry December 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Glad you enjoyed your trip and all went well. We spent two extra days in Boston, my girlfriend for shopping, and me to eat extra meals, sight see, and talk to interesting folks who were surprised that a Southen Boy could speak and understand intelligent English. OK, I did have some fun with a few tales. The extra two days cost us our drive to upper Maine, but had a great time.

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Annoying December 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

My fondest memory of driving in Boston is the sound of a horn behind me to go while the light is still red…over and over again at every light…usually about 3-5 seconds before it turns green. It’s like they have a defective egg timer in their heads.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

“It’s like they have a defective egg timer in their heads”
That is funny!

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9" December 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

You need a bumper sticker(and you’ll be helping me):
Keep On Honking,I’m Reloading

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Old RC lawyer December 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

With the Leader of our Judiciary leading the pack, what do you expect? And that is only on the wreckes and DUI’s we know about and not those her do-boy Bobble Head Coble didn’t get erased for her. How is the Lexus’ repair job coming along? The one owned by a certain single woman lawyer in Jean’s inner circle?

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Bible Thumper December 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm

In the last 10 years, two friends died on the road and another is paralyzed from the shoulders down. All three were on motorcycles.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

My sympathies. I’ve only lost one friend in a cycle accident.

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Bill Clinton December 19, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Palmetto State Drivers Are Nation’s Worst…No Shit!

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euwe max December 21, 2014 at 6:59 am

…just before tonto comes blasting through in his SUV… SPLOOGED!

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urbantrout December 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Spooged.

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shifty henry December 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

A husband and wife are sitting by a tree looking at their car lying upside down in the grass. The husband is frowning and his face is contorted with anger. His wife, worried, suddenly smiles and puts her hand on his shoulder. “Honey, wouldn’t this be a good time to rotate the tires?”

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I was not prepared to smile today, but that made me lose it!

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shifty henry December 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

It’s been suggested that every car be equipped with a speaker telephone, and that your tag number is your telephone number. Then you can call the
slowpokes and tell them to get the hell out of the way. Habitual slowpoke s get a toll-free number.

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shifty henry December 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

A few years ago there were two girls in the Broad River Road and St. Andrews Road area with personalized tags. One was EZ2PKUP and the other was 2HOT4U. Are they still around and does anybody know anything about them?

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I’ve seen both of them, but not recently.

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urbantrout December 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

They’re on Backpage under “escorts”.

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urbantrout December 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I don’t know what that chicks’ problem is……..my 370Z is great for muddin’. Yeehaw.

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sparklecity December 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

If your are a motorcycle rider you’ve gotta watch out for:

Women in Mini-vans or SUV’s (under ANY circumstances!!!!)
See above
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Ever fucking body else (EXCEPT moped “dickheads” because their sorry asses don’t count!!!!!!!)

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Richardthelong December 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

By FITSNEWS || In a state widely regarded for its successful breeding of ignorance, no one should be surprised to learn that South Carolina’s stupidity extends to the highways.
Why don’t you fucking leave then? Take that shit hook Tango with you!

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 9:24 am

It’s the old big fish/small pond thing that keeps Sic here.

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grasan December 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Who is she and can I help her with her car?

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Buz Martin December 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

That’s bogus. Ohio drivers the worst.

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truthmonger December 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

The ONE metric it fails to take into consideration is the STATE OF RESIDENCE of the drivers cited or involved in collisions. Truth is, watch the tags -most of the problems come from out-of-state. This is from experience ENFORCING those laws.

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Livin' Life December 27, 2014 at 12:39 am

Let us not forget that the majority of people residing in South Carolina are transplants from other states; not native South Carolinians.

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