This one I'm not sure about. I spent some time driving around the boroughs for hospitals. The LIE may have the same stretch of road under construction by the mob for 7 years going. The Cross Bronx may be bumper to bumper and take you an hour to move a mile, but I've never seen the carnage on NYC highways like I've seen here.I agree it can be intimidating, depending on where you learned to drive. People who grew up driving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens highways won’t bat an eye. Those accustomed to suburbia or country roads will have a steep learning curve.
Adding I just thought about interstate 95. I spent 3 years driving between NJ and Clemson. I would say I95 is bad like 6 November, but because there are no small motos like here you see less cadavers in the road