Drivers Are Angry That New Jersey Didn’t Make the Top 10 on This List
17th? Is that all? If I had to guess where we would fall on this list, I would have predicted at least the top 5. But no, according to Forbes Advisor’s Most Confrontational Drivers survey we landed at 17th on the list.
According to the survey, more than 20% of “drivers have seen someone cause an accident due to road rage.”
The survey asked for the reason the last time respondents “exhibited what might be called road rage.” The most common answer was “the other driver was driving inappropriately.” Next was “I was stressed,” followed by “there was a lot of traffic” and “I was running late.” Many blamed other drivers, but 28% said that they “never exhibit road rage.”
Which state is number one according to the new survey? Even with its beautiful views and landscapes, of all the states, Utah was found to have the most road rage.
Drivers in the Beehive State topped all others in the Union in Forbes Advisor’s Most Confrontational Drivers survey.
According to the survey, more than one in five Utahns have witnessed someone causing an accident while acting on road rage, and 23% said they knew of someone there who’d been injured in such a crash.
Seventy-six percent said they’ve been honked at by an irate driver, almost the same percentage who’ve been tailgated — and nearly 60% have gotten flipped off by other motorists.
Missouri ranked a close second on the list, with 54% saying they’ve been cut off by an angry driver. Eight percent in the state say another driver has shown them the barrel of their gun.
Colorado may have legal weed, but its drivers are anything but chilled out, as the state ranked third on Forbes’ list. Fourteen percent of drivers there say they’ve been followed by an angry motorist who’s given them a tongue lashing or a proper thrashing. Nearly half of the drivers in Colorado say they’ve been insulted or threatened by other motorists, and 52% have witnessed other drivers making obscene gestures in their fits of pique.
Oklahoma ranked fourth on the list, with 43% admitting they’ve been blocked from changing lanes. Oklahomans also tied with Alabama and Delaware as the drivers most likely to be forced off the road by another person.
Rounding out the top five on the list was New Mexico. Fifteen percent of drivers there have been followed by another driver who’s verbally or physically confronted them. Thirty-two percent of drivers there say they knew of someone who was injured by a confrontational driver.