Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 15th, 2007 at 9:48 am
According to a survey released today by AutoVantage, Portland motorists are the most courteous in the nation. The survey also found that Portland drivers are least likely to tailgate.
Topping the list for most road rage, for the second year in a row, was Miami, Florida.
The study was conducted by independent research group Prince Market Research through telephone interviews with consumers in 25 major metropolitan areas.
I wonder if these results have anything to do with how many cyclists we have on the roads? It's a common truth that motorists tend to be more generally aware when they're used to seeing bikes on the road.
Of course, cyclists aren't immune to road rage. Last week I got a tip (that was later confirmed by TriMet) that a cyclist got into a close call with a bus on Sandy Blvd. and ended up getting so upset that he bent back and broke the bus's rearview mirror (if anyone has more details on that let me know).
Read more about road rage and this survey here.
[Thanks to PoPo for the tip!]