No matter the reason, it appears the Twin Cities play host to the least aggressive drivers in the country.
So says Gas Buddy, a website that analyzes the oil market and pump prices around the country. Itsdatacomes from the Gas Buddy app, which helps drivers improve their fuel efficiency by charting hard-breaking, rapid acceleration, and speeding.
That means it’s an imperfect measurement, restricted to app users rather than the population at large. But it does offer insight into our hostility – or lack thereof -- on the road. And when we’re compared to drivers in the 30 largest metro areas, we’re downright passive – sans the aggressive part.
The most aggressive naturally come from the western and southern sprawl cities, where freeway congestion infuses normally decent people with impatience and rage. LA is No. 1 – 22 percent more aggressive than the U.S. average -- followed by such notables as Sacramento, San Diego, Orlando, and Austin.
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