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May 16, 2006
Miami drivers flip out into road rage way more often than those in Seattle or Atlanta. Or so a new survey from AutoVantage says, contrary to TCC’s personal observations on the Perimeter and on A1A. The auto club commissioned its first road-rage survey and found that the rudest cities for drivers are Miami, Phoenix, New York, L.A. and Boston. The last three, well, no surprise, right? Among the cities with a smidge of politesse behind the wheel were Atlanta (we’re guessing it’s due to Ted Turner’s leftover meds), Seattle (massive switch to decaf), St. Louis (free beer at every stoplight), Nashville (traffic cops built like Wynonna Judd), and Minneapolis (mellifluous Prince music all day, all night). Missing the cut in any notable way were the lovely citizens of Philadelphia and Detroit, New New Orleans (otherwise known as Houston), and San Frandiego. Road ragers are inspired, again no surprise, by being in a rush: survey respondents told AutoVantage they were “in a rush to get somewhere” and were “stressed out” and finally, “get the &*(^% out of my way, *#&$)&.”
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