If I had it my way, I would never drive in Philly. It’s a freaking nightmare on so many levels. Therefore, picking only ten things about why driving in Philly sucks was pretty difficult. Here is
10. Those of us who are good at driving have to pay a ton for our car insurance because people in Jersey and in Philly have high accident rates, Philly is known for its high amount of stolen cars, and there are lots of people driving around who don’t have insurance.
9. Potholes. Enormous potholes. Enormous potholes that aren’t blocked off by anything that would let you know about said enormous potholes.
8. God forbid you actually have to park your car, good fucking luck finding a spot that won’t earn you a ticket from the Philadelphia Parking Authority. While you’re at it, good luck figuring out just what the hell to make of all those signs that tell you where you can and cannot park.
7. Stall for one second at a stop sign or a traffic light and prepare to be honked at and receive a middle finger from at least one other motorist.
6. Gas is really expensive here, especially Sunoco gas. Which is weird considering Sunoco is a Philadelphia-based company.
5. Try to make your way around City Hall or the Art Museum area and not get confused. The street you need is right in front of you, yet you need to take three turns to get to it.
4. Driving on the Schuylkill Expressway is always guaranteed to end in you stuck in traffic or almost getting killed by someone who speeds through a merge point.
3. Getting stuck behind a SEPTA bus for miles and having no way of getting past it.
2. Roosevelt Boulevard and its dumbass “safety corridors” which ironically make the road more dangerous.
1. You hit one red light, you will hit every single red light on the road for miles upon miles.
Yeah, driving in Philly blows. You’re better off walking or riding a bike, or shit, even taking SEPTA would be better than driving a car. Did I miss something? I welcome your feedback!