2007 AutoVantage Road Rage Survey results announced
NORWALK, Conn., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -The second annual In The Driver's
Seat Road Rage Survey, commissioned by AutoVantage, a leading national
auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami,
followed by New York and Boston. It's the second consecutive year that
Miami claimed the top spot. The other two cities with the worst road rage
were Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
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The most courteous city is Portland, Ore., followed closely by
Pittsburgh, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Louis and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
The In The Driver's Seat 2007 AutoVantage Road Rage Survey, released
today, was conducted to determine the driving habits and attitudes of
commuters across the U.S. and to learn more about consumer views on the
topic of road rage.
25 Cities Ranked
Here is how the cities ranked in terms of drivers'
courtesy, from rudest to most polite:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Washington, D.C.
- Sacramento, Calif.
- San Francisco
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Tampa, Fla.
- San Diego
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- St. Louis
- Portland, Ore.
In the poll, participants were asked about the top
causes of road rage. They blamed bad, rude, or careless
driving; anger, stress, or frustration; and hurrying,
being impatient, or running late.
Participants were also asked how they had responded to
bad drivers around them. Here are their responses:
- Honk their horn: 35%
- Curse at the other driver: 29%
- Waved their fist or arms: 10%
- Made an obscene gesture: 8%
- Called the police to report the driver: 6%
- Slammed into the car in front of them: 1%
Putting more police on the road was the participants'
top solution for reducing bad or rude driving.