CRIME

Utah drivers are the most confrontational in the nation, according to study

Sep 14, 2022, 7:00 PM
According to a study from Forbes Advisor, Utah was found to have the most confrontational drivers in the country. Photo credit: ©istockphoto.com/arenacreative We have all experienced road rage. Some have seen or read about the consequences of a driver losing it. There are stories of fights and even deaths because someone got offended.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah drivers are the most confrontational in the nation, according to a study from Forbes Advisor

In conducting the study, a team from Forbes Advisor analyzed 10 key metrics from a survey. Out of 100 points possible, Utah earned a score of 100 to place first on the list.

According to the findings, 76% of those Utahns who participated in the study say another driver has honked at them in frustration. Additionally, 58% of Utahns say they have been on the receiving end of obscene gestures.

Furthermore, 73% of Utah drivers surveyed say another driver has tailgated them. And 47% of the surveyed drivers from Utah say another motorist has exceeded the speed limit just to prevent them from changing lanes. 

A little more than a quarter of the Utah drivers surveyed (27%) say they know someone in the state who has been injured as a result of a road rage incident. 

Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico were also found to have the most confrontational drivers in the country.

The states with the fewest road rage encounters were North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and New York. 

According to the study, 22% of respondents say they witnessed someone cause an accident due to road rage. 

The study also asks respondents what the top confrontational driving behavior they have experienced is. A majority of those who responded (63%) say being honked at. And 62% of the respondents say being tailgated was the most confrontational form of road rage that they have experienced.  

To learn more about Forbes Advisor, click here.

Read more:

Today’s Top Stories

Crime

Picture reads scam alert! missed jury scam targeting utahns....
Mark Jackson

Federal, state authorities warn of return of missed jury duty, outstanding warrant scam

Officials are warning Utahns -- and those is surrounding states -- about a missed jury or warrant scam that aims to get money out of victims.
9 hours ago
Follow @SimoneSeikaly...
Simone Seikaly

Utah County Sheriff arrests man for felony sex offenses against a child

The Utah County Sheriff's Office said that the case is being prosecuted by Juab County Attorney Ryan Peters.
1 day ago
Unified Police Department vehicle...
Amie Schaeffer

UPD looking for suspect in morning robbery

The Unified Police Department is looking for a male suspect in a robbery at a Chevron in Kearns this morning,
1 day ago
officer involved shooting south salt lake...
Simone Seikaly

So. Salt Lake Police identify victim in officer-involved shooting

Officers were called to 400 E. Robert Ave. over reports of a man with a gun. A 44 year-old-man has been identified as the victim.
1 day ago
Police in Elko, Nev., are seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect in connection to fi...
Mark Jones

Nevada police searching for suspect who fired into at least three buildings

Police in Elko, Nevada, say someone shot a firearm into at least three different businesses on Monday night. Police say there were no injuries reported.
2 days ago
Ron and Sy Snarr, of Salt Lake City, talk on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, about how they forgave Jorge Be...
Amy Donaldson

“The Letter” – After the murder of Zachary Snarr, a family tries to rebuild

A family realizes that returning to a sense of normalcy after the death of Zachary Snarr is a complicated and lonely road.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Utah drivers are the most confrontational in the nation, according to study