The city that never beeps

NEW YORK — We might just be on to something here.

Last year, after the American car club Autovantage released the results of its annual road-rage survey showing that Miami drivers were the most likely people in the States to flip you the bird, we figured it might have something to do with the fact that the city is also home to the Dolphins.

Just before the study was released the Dolphins finished the football season with a 1 – 15 record. If your hometown team played like those guys, you’d have anger issues, too.

However. In this year’s Autovantage survey, Miami doesn’t make the cut.

It’s not in the top-10 worst road-rage cities and the Dolphins are coming off of an 11 –5 season, and a division title. Go figure.

This year, top (or bottom, depending on how you look at it) honors go to drivers in the New York City.

As it should be. Rudeness is an NYC birthright.

According to Autovantage, road rage is defined as angry drivers who overreact and lose their tempers, and aggressive driving. Some might say those are prerequisites for New York citizenship.

Other places not to be surprised if drivers have short fuses, according to the survey, are Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Most courteous drivers were found in Cleveland, Baltimore, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.

Other cities surveyed include Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

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