New York. California. Washington, D.C. Any of these might be considered shoo-ins for hosting the rudest drivers in the country given the notorious amount of traffic in their major cities. But a recent survey found a different state all together tops the list.
According to a survey conducted by Insure.com, Idaho ranks No. 1.
"The roadways of Idaho present a dichotomy of drivers: Those who are moving so slowly that they’re judged to be rude, and the aggressive drivers who speed around them and flip them off," Insure.com stated. "Together, with their opposite yet equally vexing styles of driving, they push Idaho to the top of the rankings."
"[Idahoans are] just fine taking their time, driving 5 to 10 miles an hour under the limit," Matt Stubbs, a new resident of the state who previously lived in Utah, said, according to Insure.com.
“If you’ve driven that hundreds of times, you know [the road] and pick up your speed,” Idaho resident Eric Leins, who originally hails from California, told Insure.com. “So those driving them for the first time may have the experienced drivers honking their horns and flipping them the bird."
After Idaho comes Washington, D.C., because its drivers are considered "self-serving."
Here's a full list of top 10 rudest states (check out Insure.com's full post to see how other states rank):
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- New Jersey
To reach these conclusions, Insure.com surveyed 2,000 drivers from across the country in July.
While Idaho's drivers might be considered among the rudest, its insurance premiums are some of the lowest. The least rude of all the states is North Dakota, according to the survey.
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