Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DFW has second-worst road rage in nation

BY LEE WILLIAMS - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Tue, Jun. 16, 2009
Drivers in Dallas-Fort Worth are rude, angry, distracted and often dangerous.

So much, in fact, that we rank No. 2 among metropolitan areas with the worst road rage, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Affinion Group, a national marketing and consulting firm.

Coming in at No. 1 was New York (big surprise). Detroit was No. 3, followed by Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Miami, which had been No. 1 for four years, dropped to No. 7, and Houston, the only other Texas city mentioned, came in at No. 8.

The AutoVantage In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey is based on interviews in the top 25 metro areas in the United States.

"The thing that really drove Dallas-Fort Worth up the list was that drivers were No. 1 for confessing to tailgating, cutting off people . . . and admitting that they talk on their cellphones," said Michael Bush, Affinion’s public relations director.

Those surveyed also said that texting, speeding, eating and putting on makeup led to incidents of road rage.
Read more in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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