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National Road Rage Survey Ranks Portland 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 is smooth for Portland drivers.
The fourth annual In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey, commissioned by AutoVantage, a leading national auto club, found that Portland is the most courteous city in the country in terms of road rage, compared to 24 other major American cities. Last year, Portland ranked No. 2.
Vaulting it to the top spot this year, Portland drivers ranked No. 1 on several “most courteous” categories: Portland motorists are least likely to honk their horn or curse at other drivers, least likely to observe other drivers running through red lights and, tied with Cleveland and Philadelphia, least likely to observe others cutting over with little or no warning.
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.