Portland commuters 'most courteous' drivers in U.S.

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by By KGW.com Staff

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 28 at 3:44 PM

PORTLAND -- Among 24 major American cities, Portland has the most courteous commuters, according to a survey by Autovantage. New York ranked worst, and Portland best, in the fourth annual .

Portland drivers were ranked "most courteous" in several categories.

Portlanders were least likely to honk or curse at other drivers; least likely to observe other drivers running through red lights; and, in a tie with Cleveland and Philadelphia, least likely to cut in traffic without warning, according to the survey.

Portland passed Cleveland in this year's survey after coming in second last year. Rounding out the top five most courteous commuters were drivers in Baltimore, Sacramento, and Pittsburgh.

The Big Apple unseated Miami for worst in the road rage survey. Miami was ranked "least courteous" in 2008.

The survey was conducted to determine driving habits and attitudes of commuters across the U.S. and to learn more about how consumers view road rage, the auto club said in a press release announcing the results.

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