A report by Forbes Advisor said Arizona ranked number one in the U.S. for the most confrontational drivers. It ranked each state on a scale of 0-100 points, and Arizona scored a full 100 points.
The survey was conducted by the market research company OnePoll. To determine its data and find which states had the most confrontational drivers, OnePoll surveyed 10,000 licensed drivers older than 18 who owned at least one car and compared its data across all 50 states. The categories in its data chart included: total score out of 100, forced off the road, blocked from changing lanes, cut off on purpose, yelled at, insulted or threatened.
Forbes Advisor said that road rage incidents are on the rise nationwide. With 413 people injured in a road rage shooting in 2022, which was a 135% increase from 2018, Forbes Advisor said.
Just this month a woman was killed in Tolleson due to a road rage incident.
According to the report, 81% of drivers in Arizona have been: yelled at, insulted, cursed at or threatened by another driver. 31.5% of Arizona drivers reported that another driver exited their vehicle to yell or fight with them, which is the fifth highest ranking in the nation.
Another breakdown of the total points showed that Arizona ranked second worst (22%) for the percentage of drivers who’ve been forced off the road. Arizona and Oklahoma tied for having the third highest percentage (70.5%) of drivers who have been tailgated.
Top 5 reasons for road rage, according to drivers surveyed
- Heavy traffic: 39.35%
- Already feeling stressed: 38.06%
- Running late: 33.89%
- Already feeling angry: 32.49%
- Feeling tired: 26.86%
Top 4 places for road rage to occur, according to drivers surveyed
- Freeways or highways: 26.59%
- Parking lots: 14.9%
- Intersections: 12.36%
- Rural roads: 6.99%
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The United States top 5 most confrontational driving states
- 1. Arizona
- 2. Rhode Island
- 3. West Virginia
- 4. Virginia
- 5. Oklahoma
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