Posted on Friday, June 19th 2009, 5:00 pm by Asian Chris

Well it’s not a huge surprise. We’re number 1 in 2009! Between the taxi’s and all the annoyed drivers in the world drive here, it’s not a huge surprise.

Traffic can be horrible in NYC where it can take an hour to go from downtown all the way uptown. I would know. I’ve sat in it numerous times trying to get home. So yeah, there are a lot of very impatient and annoyed drivers.

Here is this years top 5:

Least Courteous Cities (Worst Road Rage):

2009

  1. New York
  2. Dallas/Fort Worth
  3. Detroit
  4. Atlanta
  5. Minneapolis/St. Paul

2008

  1. Miami
  2. Boston
  3. New York
  4. Baltimore
  5. Washington, D.C.

Most Courteous Cities (Least Road Rage):

2009

  1. Portland, Ore.
  2. Cleveland
  3. Baltimore
  4. Sacramento
  5. Pittsburgh

2008

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Portland, Ore.
  3. Seattle
  4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  5. Cleveland

But it’s not just that. This study had found out lot of other facts that affect drivers. They said :

To boost safety awareness, this year’s survey sought to define road rage in America. Responses overwhelmingly pointed to two important attributes:

  • Angry drivers, including drivers who overreact and lose their tempers
  • Aggressive driving, including cutting into lanes, tailgating, speeding and honking

So everyone, just calm down!

Via: Autoblog

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