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National Road Rage Survey Ranks Philadelphia 7th Most Courteous Courteous City in U.S.
Norwalk, Conn., June 16, 2009 –The commute to work can be an unpleasant one for people across the country, but the road seems to be a little smoother for Philadelphia drivers.
The fourth annual In the Driverís Seat Road Rage Survey, commissioned by AutoVantage, a leading national auto club, found that Philadelphia (tied with St. Louis) is the seventh most courteous city in terms of road rage, compared to 24 other major U.S. cities. Thatís a slight change from last yearís 11th most courteous ranking.
Contributing to its improvement in the ranking, drivers in Philly (tied with Cleveland and Portland) ranked No. 1 as least likely to observe other drivers cutting over with little or no warning/notice. And they ranked No. 2 as least likely to observe other drivers following too close to another driver.
For the first time in four years, a new city claims the title as the worst in the U.S. for road rage; New York has unseated Miami as the least courteous. Portland, Ore., ranked as the most courteous city.
The In the Driver’s Seat 2009 AutoVantage Road Rage Survey, released today, was conducted to determine the driving habits and attitudes of commuters across the country and to learn more about consumer views on the topic of road rage.
“At AutoVantage, we’ve made the drive easier every day by completing more than 1 million service calls for our customers, with everything from 24-hour roadside assistance to towing to lockout service and more. This survey is another way we assist drivers by revealing the latest driving trends and attitudes to educate and influence safer—and perhaps more courteous—driving habits,” said Brad Eggleston, vice president of AutoVantage.