15+ Year Contributor
- Nov 7, 2005
Its funny because I moved to California for half a year back in 2013 for a job that didnt work out and so we drove a moving truck from Corona back to Illinois. The whole time i was in California, i never yelled at anyone or lost my temper while driving which is the complete opposite from living in Illinois because I find it that frustrating. I liked driving out there because even with all the traffic, the second traffic breaks, people step on the f***ing gas! Californians can drive, but theres just sooo much traffic and all kind of insanely weird shit going on while youre driving on the highways, that i understand that they get overly excited .The way Illinoisans drive has turned most of us Wisconsinites against the state and its people as whole
Driving through California.. .didnt yell at anyone in 6 months... drove through Arizona... Nevada...Utah...Colorado...Nebraska (Denver to Omaha has to be the most mind numbing, soul destroying stretch of road, I was praying for a tornado so I could have something to see), Iowa..... Not even 10 minutes after crossing the Iowa/Illinois border, a car cut me off and then started driving 10 mph slower for absolutely no reason. I looked at the Illinois license plate and I f***ing lost it.... Wife was startled.. "What the f*** is wrong with you?".... I pointed at the license plate... "We're back in f***ing Illinois!"
I honestly think that they are just giving away licenses in Illinois so that they can capitalize on getting them into court to pay fines. Illinois is known for its corruption so I think my theory fits right into the narrative. Drivers in other states do dumb shit, but Illinois driver literally dont know how to operate a vehicle properly. My niece just finished driving school and didnt have to take the road test to get her license... Im like "how the f*** does that work?"
Only thing more frustrating then driving in Illinois is driving in Indiana... Its worse for a completely different reason. People are overly nice and have nowhere to go. Which is a terrible combination. People will sit at a 4 way stop and wave each other through and nobody goes or the person in front of you lets 4 other cars go and never takes their turn. They will all stay in a lane behind a car that is turning like its disrespectful to switch lanes and go around that person. They will sit there, 20 cars deep and waiting for that one car to turn left. My disrespectful Illinois ass gets into the next lane and passes everybody while they look judgingly at me.