Miami tops rude drivers list; Portland shines

Miami tops rude drivers list; Portland shines

MIAMI (AP) - For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released today, but it showed the most courteous drivers in the 25 cities surveyed are in Portland.

The survey was done by AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance.

Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston and Los Angeles.

The survey found that Portland drivers were the least likely to see other motorists tailgating on the roadways, and St. Louis motorists were the least likely to swear at another driver.

The most frequent cause of road rage cited in the survey was impatient motorists. Drivers also said road rage can stem from poor driving in fast lanes and driving while stressed, frustrated or angry.

Here's the entire list:

      1. Miami
      2. New York
      3. Boston
      4. Los Angeles
      5. Washington, D.C.
      6. Phoenix
      7. Chicago
      8. Sacramento, Calif.
      9. Philadelphia
      10. San Francisco
      11. Houston
      12. Atlanta
      13. Detroit
      14. Minneapolis-St. Paul
      15. Baltimore
      16. Tampa, Fla.
      17. San Diego
      18. Cincinnati
      19. Cleveland
      20. Denver
      21. Dallas-Ft. Worth
      22. St. Louis
      23. Seattle-Tacoma
      24. Pittsburgh
      25. Portland, Ore.
    
Source: AutoVantage's "In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey"

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