Weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn, cursing out the window, giving the middle finger – no matter where you are, these gestures are rude! But you’re more likely to encounter this offensive driving behavior in some states more than others.
A survey of 2,000 drivers nationwide by Insure.com reveals the top 10 states with the most roadway rudeness.
10. Utah: The amazing race
Recent Utah resident Matt Stubbs says it appears the state’s motorists are all in a race. “But nobody knows where it ends or how to get to the finish,” he adds. “So everyone drives 5, 10 or 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.
“They tend not to signal, because they wouldn’t want anyone to know their next move. They don’t let people merge. They just keep looking straight ahead and pretending not to see that car trying to squeeze in next.
“They often blow through yield signs as if they don’t exist. And be careful in that parking lot, or you just might get clipped by someone barreling across the parking lanes to shave 10 seconds off their drive time,” says Stubbs.