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Are Baltimore Drivers Rude? Survey Says Yes

Charm City dropped 20 spots in a recent survey measuring driver behavior.

Are Baltimore Drivers Rude? Survey Says Yes
Has someone made obscene gestures at you on the road?

Baltimore area drivers are more likely to make obscene gestures from behind the wheel than their counterparts in other major U.S. cities, according to a survey by AutoVantage.

Do Baltimore drivers have road rage? Tell us in the comments!

AutoVantage, a company that provides roadside assistance, conducted a survey measuring behavior, observation and attitudes related to "road rage" in America's 25 major cities as a service for its clients.

In a dramatic turn, Baltimore went from being the third most courteous city in 2013 to third least courteous in 2014, dropping 20 spots, according to AutoVantage.

Least Courteous Cities in 2014
Houston
Atlanta
Baltimore
Washington, D.C.
Boston

Most Courteous Cities in 2014
Portland
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco
Charlotte

In addition to being more likely to make obscene gestures, Baltimore drivers were noted for multitasking while driving. They tied with their counterparts in Orlando in the likelihood that they were doing something else—like putting on makeup or reading—while driving, according to the survey.

This year's survey was based on responses from drivers age 21 and up who make the rush hour commute at least three days per week, according to  AutoVantage, which conducted the survey between late March and early April.

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