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Survey: Atlanta Ranks 2nd for Road Rage

When compared to drivers in other cities, survey participants in Atlanta are most likely to admit purposely bumping another driver in reaction to perceived poor driving.

The survey measured behavior, observation and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s biggest cities. Credit: Patch file
The survey measured behavior, observation and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s biggest cities. Credit: Patch file
A new survey indicates that metro Atlantans appear to forget their Southern hospitality when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Atlanta ranks as the second least courteous American city according to AutoVantage’s 2014 “In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey.” Atlanta was No. 4 the last time the survey was taken in 2009.

The survey measured behavior, observation and attitudes related to “road rage” as reported in America’s biggest cities.

Houston was crowned as having the least courteous drivers in the U.S., followed by Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

The most courteous cities were Portland, Ore., Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Charlotte.

Other cities surveyed in 2014 included Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa Bay. Observations for each city can be found at www.autovantage.com/roadrage.html.

When compared to drivers in other cities, survey participants in Atlanta are:

  • Most likely to admit purposely bumping another driver in reaction to perceived poor driving
  • Most likely to see another driver speeding
  • Most Likely to acknowledge tailgating someone else
  • Second most likely to see other drivers eating or drinking while behind the wheel

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Lisa G May 14, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Big Willy please try some relaxation techniques.
Brenda Getsinger May 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM
If cops would enforce Slower Traffic Keep Right, it would certainly help.
sam May 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
driving the posted speed limits and not being in hurry helps
Just Say'n May 14, 2014 at 08:45 PM
GA is on a roll 1st in human trafficking 2nd in Road Rage. What's next?
Fatkat May 15, 2014 at 09:41 AM
If you go through the drivers education classes , of course you drive on real roads in real traffic. Two of my children have gone through the program here in GA. It doesn't really matter if you take the "road test" in a parking lot, you have already gone through the course and driven in real roads. I don't get Josephine's point....

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