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Reader: Reason Denver Drivers Crash So Much Is Stupidity — Stupid F*cking Drivers

A recent post outlined the biggest reasons for deadly crashes in Denver.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System showed that driving under the influence of drugs caused fewer fatal crashes during the period between 2010 and 2014 than did a slew of other factors, including distracted driving.

A number of our readers concurred — and shared their frustrations with commuting in the Mile High City.

Here's a particularly passionate take.

Candice Alström writes:
I have been back in Colorado for 2 years after living in aggressive Boston for 12 years and being from DC with beltway idiots to deal with. The reason people are crashing so much here is flat out stupidity. Stupid fucking drivers. Selfish drivers too, not trying to yield or give each other an inch. Cramming red lights into the flow of traffic. You name it. People are utter morons here about basic driving skills. And bikers are no better with zero respect for the roads. But I see more idiocy with drivers than bikers. It's mostly distracted drivers. I see people on cell phones every other car. If you want to kill yourself to look at Facebook, be my guest. But you are about to swerve into my car to do it.
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