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 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.
    To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/affinion/27862
    

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:

  1. Miami -----------------------least courteous
  2. New York
  3. Boston
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Washington, D.C.
  6. Phoenix
  7. Chicago
  8. Sacramento, Calif.
  9. Philadelphia
  10. San Francisco
  11. Houston
  12. Atlanta
  13. Detroit
  14. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  15. Baltimore
  16. Tampa, Fla.
  17. San Diego
  18. Cincinnati
  19. Cleveland
  20. Denver
  21. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  22. St. Louis
  23. Seattle-Tacoma
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Portland, Ore. -------------most courteous

 

Drivers Confess

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.

SOURCES: Prince Market Research: "In the Driver's Seat: 2007 AutoVantage Road Rage Survey." News release, AutoVantage.
 
 
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