Miami Tops US Cities for Road Rage
Say what you will about traffic in LA, people driving while texting, and tailgaters boiling over with road rage, but according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based auto club, similar to AAA, Miami is home to more road-ragers than LA, so take that Florida.
For the second year in a row Miami has claimed the dubious crown of having the meanest, worst, angriest, and dumbest commuters who run red lights, talk on their phones, and slam on their brakes more often than drivers around our fine nation.
South Miami resident Erik Pinto told The Associated Press that he has probably seen every bad driving habit on Miami's roads. "You don't want to know what I've seen," Pinto said. "I've seen everything. I'm from L.A., and we don't see the crazy drivers that you see here."
The most courteous drivers can be found in Portland, Ore.; Pittsburgh; the Seattle-Tacoma area; St. Louis; and Dallas-Fort Worth, the survey found.
Portland drivers were the least likely on the list to see other motorists tailgating on the roadways, and St. Louis motorists were the least likely to swear at another driver, according to the survey.
Minneapolis-St. Paul was rated the most courteous city in 2006, but it slipped to the middle of the list this year. - KNBC4
2. New York
4. Los Angeles
5. Washington, D.C.
8. Sacramento, Calif.
10. San Francisco
14. Minneapolis-St. Paul
16. Tampa, Fla.
17. San Diego
21. Dallas-Ft. Worth
22. St. Louis
25. Portland, Ore.