Survey Reveals the Cities that Tweet About Road Rage the Most

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The publication Get Circuit recently conducted a Twitter survey in search of the cities that tweeted the most about road rage. The results are in, and the findings are alarming for those in The Lone Star State.

Road Rage Statistics

Here are some concerning statistics about road rage:

How Do We Define Road Rage?

The NHTSA defines aggressive driving as operating a motor vehicle in a way that endangers or is likely to endanger others or property. Road rage occurs when drivers behave in more extreme ways on the aggressive driving spectrum and are typically considered criminal offense. Aggressive driving or road rage behaviors may include:

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Passing in prohibited areas
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Running red lights or disobeying traffic control devices
  • Making erratic lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Yelling or making gestures at other motorists
  • Purposefully causing a crash
  • Ramming into other motorists
  • Physically confronting other drivers
  • Physical assault
  • Murder

Locations Where Road Rage is Most Common

The Get Circuit survey searched for cities with the most posts referencing #roadrage. According to the survey, the top 20 cities with the most #roadrage tweets per 100,000 people were:

  1. Eugene, Oregon – 500
  2. Atlanta, Georgia – 336
  3. Orlando, Florida – 273
  4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 214
  5. Miami, Florida – 178
  6. Birmingham, Alabama – 158
  7. Nashville, Tennessee – 155
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio – 142
  9. Tampa, Florida – 141
  10. Buffalo, New York – 139
  11. Boston, Massachusetts – 137
  12. Knoxville, Tennessee – 131
  13. Cleveland, Ohio – 129
  14. Des Moines, Iowa – 112
  15. Dallas, Texas – 109
  16. Grand Rapids, Michigan – 108
  17. Kansas City, Missouri – 107
  18. Minneapolis, Minnesota – 105
  19. Fort Lauderdale, Florida – 102
  20. Denver, Colorado – 99

Alarmingly, some of the cities where road rage was most often tweeted about were in states with more lax gun laws. The survey revealed:

  • 4 percent of drivers admitted to brandishing a weapon.
  • 65 percent of drivers admitted to carrying a weapon with them for protection when driving.
  • 40 percent of those who admitted to carrying a weapon identified they carried a gun.

It is not difficult to imagine a situation involving an angry driver and weapons easily escalating into a dangerous encounter that results in death or serious injury.

Injured in a Road Rage Accident? Michael Gopin Can Help

If you were injured in a road rage accident in El Paso or surrounding areas, a car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael Gopin, PLLC can help. We have been advocating for the rights of accident victims since 1987. Contact us today for a free case review.

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