No matter where you live in this country, you're going to run into your fair share of angry, inconsiderate drivers. But nowhere are those drivers as infuriating as they are in Idaho.
According to a survey of 2000 licensed drivers conducted by Insure.com, who describe themselves as the "most-cited independent consumer insurance website," the drivers in Idaho are the rudest in America — and it's mostly because they insist on driving at a snail's pace.
“Maybe I’m just used to the aggressive, overly-caffeinated (on Diet Coke) Utah drivers," hypothesized Matt Stubbs of Utah. "That’s why everyone in Idaho seems to be driving so slowly.”
"They're just fine taking their time, driving 5 to 10 miles an hour under the limit," he added.
Making matters worse are the numerous motorists who become enraged by Utah's slow drivers, as they honk and speed around them, says California native Eric Leins. "If you’ve driven [in the area] hundreds of times, you know [the road] and pick up your speed … So those driving them for the first time may have the experienced drivers honking their horns and flipping them the bird," he says.
But Utah isn't the only region where the drivers are impolite, the study finds. Following closely behind Utah as the worst drivers in the country (and probably honking their horns the whole time) are the motorists in Washington D.C., then New York, then Wyoming, and then Massachusetts (ranking second through fifth, respectively).
You can view Insure.com's entire ranking here, but don't go getting all high and mighty if their survey confirms your feelings about adjacent state's drivers. After all, we've all been rude at one time or another, and it's only he who is without sin that can throw the first stone.
Or, in this case, it's only he who is without sin that can throw the first latte through the sunroof of his car so it lands on the windshield of the tailgating jerk behind us.