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US Cities With The Worst Road Rage

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Cities With The Worst Road Rage

Think you have a tough commute? As it turns out, a normal rush-hour routine in most cities pales in comparison to some of the metro areas identified in this year’s Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey recently released by AutoVantage. The group surveyed rush hour drivers in 25 major metropolitan areas and determined cities that were the “least courteous.” In other words, the cities with the worst cases of road rage. The group looked at the commonplace of “Angry Drivers” – including drivers who overrea
Photo: AP

Think you have a tough commute? As it turns out, a normal rush-hour routine in most cities pales in comparison to some of the metro areas identified in this year’s Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey recently released by AutoVantage.

The group surveyed rush hour drivers in 25 major metropolitan areas and determined cities that were the “least courteous.” In other words, the cities with the worst cases of road rage.

The group looked at the commonplace of “Angry Drivers” – including drivers who overreact and lose their tempers – and “Aggressive Driving” – which includes cutting into lanes, tailgating, speeding and honking. The survey also took into account things that cause other drivers stress - and thus will be more likely to experience road rage - such as talking on a cell phone and multi-tasking.

Which cities have the worst road rage? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 17 June 2009

10. San Diego, CA

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 42%Tailgating: 52%Talking on Cell Phone: 81%Honked Horn: 46%Cursed: 39%Obscene Gesture: 12%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 42%
Tailgating: 52%
Talking on Cell Phone: 81%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 46%
Cursed: 39%
Obscene Gesture: 12%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

9. Cincinnati, OH

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 42%Tailgating: 47%Talking on Cell Phone: 83%Honked Horn: 48%Cursed: 46%Waived Fist/Arms: 16%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 42%
Tailgating: 47%
Talking on Cell Phone: 83%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 48%
Cursed: 46%
Waived Fist/Arms: 16%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

8. Houston, TX

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 48%Tailgating: 58%Talking on Cell Phone: 90%Honked Horn: 36%Cursed: 33%Waived Fist/Arms: 11%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 48%
Tailgating: 58%
Talking on Cell Phone: 90%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 36%
Cursed: 33%
Waived Fist/Arms: 11%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

7. Miami, FL

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 54%Tailgating: 57%Talking on Cell Phone: 88%Cursed: 48%Honked Horn: 45%Waived Fist/Arms: 15%
Photo: iStock

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 54%
Tailgating: 57%
Talking on Cell Phone: 88%

Most Common Reactions
Cursed: 48%
Honked Horn: 45%
Waived Fist/Arms: 15%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

6. Phoenix, AZ

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 44%Tailgating: 54%Talking on Cell Phone: 82%Honked Horn: 37%Cursed: 31%Waived Fist/Arms: 12%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 44%
Tailgating: 54%
Talking on Cell Phone: 82%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 37%
Cursed: 31%
Waived Fist/Arms: 12%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

5. Minneapolis, MN

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 46%Tailgating: 65%Talking on Cell Phone: 87%Honked Horn: 41%Cursed: 45%Waived Fist/Arms: 15%
Photo: iStock

Top Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 46%
Tailgating: 65%
Talking on Cell Phone: 87%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 41%
Cursed: 45%
Waived Fist/Arms: 15%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

4. Atlanta, GA

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 50%Tailgating: 61%Talking on Cell Phone: 82%Honked Horn: 44%Cursed: 34%Called To Report Driver: 15%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 50%
Tailgating: 61%
Talking on Cell Phone: 82%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 44%
Cursed: 34%
Called To Report Driver: 15%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

3. Detroit, MI

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 49%Tailgating: 58%Talking on Cell Phone: 88%Honked Horn: 42%Cursed: 29%Obscene Gesture: 14%
Photo: Andrew Jameson

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 49%
Tailgating: 58%
Talking on Cell Phone: 88%

Most Common Reactions

Honked Horn: 42%
Cursed: 29%
Obscene Gesture: 14%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

2. Dallas, TX

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 49%Tailgating: 57%Talking on Cell Phone: 87%Honked Horn: 37%Cursed: 30%Waived Fist/Arms: 13%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 49%
Tailgating: 57%
Talking on Cell Phone: 87%

Most Common Reactions
Honked Horn: 37%
Cursed: 30%
Waived Fist/Arms: 13%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute

1. New York, NY

*Changing Lanes Without Notice: 46%Tailgating: 50%Talking on Cell Phone: 86%Honked Horn: 49%Cursed: 39%Waived Fist/Arms: 21%
Photo: AP

Road Rage Observations*
Changing Lanes Without Notice: 46%
Tailgating: 50%
Talking on Cell Phone: 86%

Most Common Reactions

Honked Horn: 49%
Cursed: 39%
Waived Fist/Arms: 21%

*% of respondents saying they experienced or saw these actions every day on their commute