Weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn, giving the middle finger – these behaviors are universally regarded as rude. But they are definitely more prevalent in some states over others. Which drivers are most guilty of this rude behavior behind the wheel?
Insure.com surveyed 2,000 drivers nationwide and identified the top 10 states with the rudest drivers. Utah claimed the top spot.
10. Utah: The amazing race
Recent Utah resident Matt Stubbs says it appears the state’s motorists are all in a race. “But nobody knows where it ends or how to get to the finish,” he adds. “So everyone drives 5, 10 or 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.
“They tend not to signal, because they wouldn’t want anyone to know their next move. They don’t let people merge. They just keep looking straight ahead and pretending not to see that car trying to squeeze in next.
“They often blow through yield signs as if they don’t exist. And be careful in that parking lot, or you just might get clipped by someone barreling across the parking lanes to shave 10 seconds off their drive time,” says Stubbs.
9. Nevada: Betting on red
Nevada resident Kay Stewart moved to Las Vegas almost nine years ago, after living everywhere from Seattle to Miami, and Southern California to New Hampshire. “When I first moved here, I told my husband, ‘It’s not a matter of if we get in an accident here. It’s a matter of when we get in an accident here.’”
Reason: The motoring in Glitter Gulch isn‘t just inconsiderate, “it’s more than rude, it’s really dangerous,” Stewart reports. “You have to be totally on the defensive [when] driving here. You see accidents almost every time you go out. The worst thing that Las Vegas is guilty of is that you just know that whenever there is a light or a left-turn signal, there will be at least two or three cars going through the red. And there are always those folks, no matter where you drive on the freeway, who will be darting in and out just to get one more space ahead.
“Rude seems almost too pleasant a word to describe it.”
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