Apparently Southern hospitality doesn’t apply to the roadways during the holidays.
A study by gasbuddy.com found that Atlanta has the most aggressive holiday drivers in the country, with Nashville at #2 and Memphis at #16.
According to gasbuddy.com, “The study found that drivers were most aggressive on the actual holiday, with the highest number of events happening during Thanksgiving day. Black Friday is when drivers are the least aggressive, followed by Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.”
“Peace and good-will towards other drivers will go a long way this holiday season, ” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Not only is road rage dangerous, it guzzles any extra holiday savings by reducing fuel efficiency, which makes driving like a Scrooge wasteful and expensive.”
Gasbuddy.com said the most frequent aggressive driving habits during the holidays are hard-braking (1), speeding (2) and rapid acceleration (3).
The top 10 cities with the most aggressive holiday drivers are:
3) Birmingham, Ala.
4) Sacramento, Calif.
5) San Francisco
6) Los Angeles
7) San Diego
8) Orlando, Fla.
9) Raleigh, N.C.
10) Hartford, Conn.
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