Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Baby You Can Drive My Car--While Honking, Swearing, and Swerving

According to a story released today, Bostonians are among the rudest drivers in America. But not THE rudest:
It turns out all of the speeding, tailgatiing, and cutting off in Miami earned it the title of "rudest drivers."

Autovantage's survey lists Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles and Boston among the top five cities for rude driving.

Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Seattle, and Atlanta were rated as the cities with the most courteous drivers.

They are less likely to change lanes without signaling or swear at other motorists.

More than 2,000 adult drivers who regularly commute in 20 major metropolitan areas were asked to rate road rage and rude driving in telephone surveys between January and March.
Having driven in Miami, I have to give it the edge--scariest place to drive in the U.S. in my opinion. But come on, Boston! If you can't be nice, the least you could do is be ruder than Phoenix, NY, and LA. I mean, what do they have that we don't have? More congestion? Shorter tempers? Greater in-born incivility?

Maybe we need to trade a few of our more polite drivers for a top-draft Miami cabbie and a New York bus driver to be named at a later date.


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