Eat my dust: The cities with the most aggressive drivers in America - and Los Angeles is the worst

Mail Online | 3/14/2019 | Valerie Bauman Social Affairs Reporter For
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Los Angeles is home to America's most aggressive drivers, according to a new report.

The City of Angels is famous for having some of the worst traffic in the nation: drivers in and around the city spent an average of 164 hours battling road congestion in 2018, according to INRIX.

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That could contribute to their number one rank on the Gasbuddy list of most aggressive drivers, which researchers compiled based on their users' driving habits.

The average American driver has 180 aggressive incidents - moments of high speed driving, coupled with rapid acceleration and braking - over the course of a year.

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Usually it's one of those events that pave the way for road rage, GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan told

'It's a bad thing, because that can incite road rage on both sides,' he said. 'From a money perspective it can cost drivers hundreds of dollars a year. There's wear and tear on your car.'

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Cities that saw more than the average amount of that behavior made the list - and based on those criteria Los Angeles drivers are 22 percent more aggressive than the average American driver.

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In fact, four California cities made the list of cities with the most aggressive drivers, DeHaan said.

Part of the reason is that California - like many states - doesn't have a strong public transportation...
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