driving standard in phoenix, az
I've recently moved to scottsdale, az. I don't have a bike here yet and I just wanted to ask a question to anyone who rides on a daily basis around phoenix. Do you feel safe, ie. do you trust other drivers on the roads? I've driven a lot, and when roads like the 101 and Shea get busy, some people seem to drive like absolute nutters, leaving no margin for error. Basically, it may just be subjective, but it seems the standard of driving around here is worse than other places. I don't mean to bitch, or criticize drivers in general, most are OK, it's just a significant minority of them do worry me. (I know there's a high rate of DUI's and red light fatalities). Although on the plus side, I did go out for a quick ride last month and it seemed ok.
Maybe I've lived out in the sticks for too long, but I'd be interested to hear what other people think.
Bike for daily transport = good idea, or bad idea?