Lived here in NYC for almost 3 years and never really visited upstate. I am from Virginia however where people go like snails on the streets and pretend they're in Nascar on the highways.
Virginia drivers are pokey, but DC is a terrifying place to drive. Diplomats don't give a
about traffic laws. Left hand turns on red? Into one way traffic? Why the
I got hit by a diploma from Ghana. No insurance. He laughed about it and offered me $200 in cash to cover $9000 in damage (and that's before medical bills for my wife!). I complained to the embassy. They "punished" him by reassigning him to Brazil. A lot of my friends have diplomat horror stories, too.