Just a quick heads-up: be extra careful driving through Arizona.
A new study found it leads the U.S. with the most confrontational drivers. In fact, Arizona had a perfect score based on the methodology used by Forbes Advisor when it questioned 10,000 licensed drivers to get a handle on the growing problem of road rage.
Based on nine key metrics, Forbes Advisor found, among other things:
- Arizona tops the list of states with the worst road rage
- Delaware is home to the most polite drivers in the nation
- Five of the top 10 states with the most confrontational drivers are in the South, including West Virginia, Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Texas
- Four of the top 10 states with the most polite drivers are in the Pacific and West, including Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, and New Mexico
- Drivers reported experiencing road rage most frequently on city streets (29.18%), on freeways or highways (26.59%), and in parking lots (14.9%)
The top 10 states with the most confrontational drivers include:
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Forbes Advisor also found out why people are feeling overly stressed on the highway. The leading cause was heavy traffic (39.35%) Then came already feeling stressed (38.06%), running late (33.89%), already feeling angry (32.49%), and feeling tired (26.86%).
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