Survey shows top behaviors that lead to road rage


by staff

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Texting while driving and tailgating are among the top actions to elicit road rage, according to the 2014 Road Rage Report from travel site Expedia.

According to a survey of 1,001 drivers, 69 percent of motorists rated those who text behind the wheel as the worst of the worst while driving.

At 60 percent comes the tail-gater, while 54 percent say multi-taskers behind the wheel are the worse. Those who drift out of their lane comes in at 43 percent, with 39 percent voting for slow pokes.

Some 69 percent of those surveyed say they have been given the middle finger by another driver, while only 17 percent say they have delivered the obscene gesture to other drivers.

Here are the rest of the “bad driving behaviors,” ranked by percentage.

The Swerver (failing to signal before changing lanes or turning): 38%

The Left-Lane Hog (drivers who occupy the passing lane without moving): 32%

The Inconsiderate (those who do not let others merge): 30%

The Speeder (driving well past the speed limit at length): 27%

The Honker (drivers who slam the horn at will): 18%

The Unappreciative (drivers who do not give a wave or gesture of thanks): 13%

The Red Light Racer (drivers who inch ever closer to the light when red): 12%