Irvine Called 6th Worst Place to Drive in U.S.

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Irvine is reportedly the sixth worst place in the country to drive through.

That's based on CNN Money rankings that may hold a clue as to how Irvine can afford to be one of America's safest cities.

"The National Speed Trap Exchange identifies 66 speed traps in Irvine," relates CNN Money.

That, coupled with a low average driving speed, is credited with Irvine experiencing a growth in lawyers who specialize in traffic/speeding cases.

Of course, if traffic is so bad that the average speed in the city is low, how does one get cited for speeding?

Maybe that hypnotic Great Park balloon is the blame.

Holding the No. 1 spot on CNN Money's top 10 (bottom 10?) list is Brooklyn (see: "No sleep 'til . . .). Irvine is even ranked ahead of Los Angeles (No. 8) in traffic suckiness. But at least we're not New York. Following Brooklyn is Queens at No. 2 and Manhattan at No. 4. Indeed, most of the 10 worst are back east.

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25 comments
Cynthia McDonald
Cynthia McDonald

Irvine has horrible public transportation. This is the city that killed the CenterLine, which would have alleviated some of its traffic problems. Now Irvine wants other cities to solve the problems caused by its sprawl by widening the 405 again. I don't spend my money in Irvine if I can help it.

James Shep
James Shep

Usually drunk, texting or 16 yrs. old, driving 80K dollar cars they can't handle.

James Shep
James Shep

I run calls for AAA out in irvine & I concur. You should see the wrecks in the tow yard.

William Miura
William Miura

That makes no sense, how can we have a low average speed when our city speed limits are generally 50mph or more. I never have any problems getting anywhere here, this article is garbage.

Victor Vasquez
Victor Vasquez

Chinese driver + Indian driver = vehicle collision

Casey Miller
Casey Miller

I think that main streets like Alton often are triggered red too fast from one car on a residential or commercial street wanting to cross or turn left onto Alton. You just get going, and boom..directed right into another red light. Bad on breaks and gas mileage having to zoom back up to 55.

Ryan Cady
Ryan Cady

*obligatory obnoxious asian driver joke*

Renee Schwartz Works
Renee Schwartz Works

obviously whoever made this list has not driven through garden grove. just sayin' ;)

Josh Foote
Josh Foote

Asian drivers, and BMW, Merc, and Audi owners

Holly Clark
Holly Clark

Thats not a shocker at all.....Garden Grove and Westminster should have made the list also :)

briansays
briansays

Irvine is the inheritor of Stein's description of Oakland

"There is no there there"

949girl
949girl topcommenter

6th worst place to drive because of speed traps?  Is that code word for Asian?

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