1-2-3 RED LIGHT
The 12 worst driving behaviors:
The Texter: 22 percent
The Tailgater: 14 percent
The Last-Minute Line-Cutter: 13 percent
The Left-Lane Hog: 11 percent
The Crawler: 8 percent
The Multitasker: 8 percent
The Swerver: 8 percent
The Speeder: 5 percent
The Drifter: 5 percent
The Honker: 3 percent
The Inconsiderate: 2 percent
The Red Light Racer: 1 percent
The most common motorist misbehavior is weaving in and out of traffic, which has been witnessed by 80 percent of the American driving public.
The second most common offense is "dangerous speeding" (77 percent), followed by "multitasking" (76 percent), being "cut off" (73 percent) and "aggressive tailgating" (68 percent).
Drivers in New York City exhibit the "worst road rage," according to 43 percent of survey respondents, making it the least courteous driving city in America. Los Angeles ranked second, cited by 30 percent of survey respondents, while Chicago drivers were called out by 16 percent.
Of the 25 American cities listed in the study, Portland, Oregon, was deemed most courteous, cited by only 1 percent of respondents for being discourteous. The second most courteous city was Minneapolis/St. Paul, at 2 percent.
A surprising number of drivers report receiving the middle finger while on the road. Nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents have been on the receiving end of a "rude/hostile hand gesture," 35 percent have been yelled or cursed at and 13 percent have been accosted by a driver who exited his or her vehicle to do so.
An alarming 9 percent of survey respondents have gotten into a physical altercation with another driver, 19 percent have called the police to report a fellow driver's misbehavior and 45 percent say they have been involved in, or nearly involved in, an accident due to an inattentive driver.