New York Finally Named City with Worst Road Rage; Honking, "Obscene Gestures" Cited
Our victory is not complete: Washington, D.C. led among cities in which drivers "admitted to slamming into another driver," at four percent.
Along with the expected offenses that sparked the rage of phone poll respondents -- sudden braking, cutting off other drivers, excessive use of the horn -- they also reported "multitasking" at the wheel -- secondary driver activities included talking on cell phones, eating, drinking, texting, putting on makeup, shaving, and reading. A poll consultant says that, in response to the perceived bad driving of others, "New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms," and also "most likely to lay on the horn" and "to make some sort of obscene gesture." That's the old pepper, citizens!
Portland, Oregon, Cleveland, Baltimore, Sacramento, and Pittsburgh were the five least road-rageful cities.