Results of a 2019 GasBuddy study of 30 large U.S. metropolitan areas and the resulting Most Aggressive Drivers in U.S. list. Sacramento holds the #3 spot.
GasBuddy recently released a list of the cities with the Most Aggressive Drivers in U.S. GasBuddy analyzed data from an optional feature on their app that helps users keep track of their driving habits and gives them suggestions on how to save fuel.
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The GasBuddy study looked at the 30 largest metropolitan areas by population utilizing data from November 2018 to February 2019. The factors used to establish the list were the frequency of aggressive driving such as speeding, hard breaking and swift acceleration.
Sacramento ranked #3 on the list which means the Sacramento drivers are 21.53 % more aggressive than the average U.S. driver.
Four of the Top 10 Cities in the study were in California:
- Los Angeles (#1)
- Sacramento (#3)
- San Francisco (#5)
- San Diego (#6)
Ranking of the 30 Cities on the Most Aggressive Drivers in U.S. List:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- Las Vegas
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale
- Tampa-St. Petersburg
- Washington, D.C.
- San Antonio
- New York
- Kansas City
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
Other Sacramento Rankings:
- Hard Breaking Incidents – #4 with 12.57 % more hard breaking that the average U.S. driver
- Speeding Incidents – #4 with 46.82 % more speeding incidents than the average U.S. driver
- Rapid Acceleration Incidents – #9 with 4.82 % more rapid acceleration incidents than the average U.S. driver
Next time you are out and about in the Sacramento metro area keep in mind that:
- Friday is the day with the most aggressive driving incidents
- Wednesday is the day with the fewest aggressive driving incidents
Check out the GasBuddy report/lists (link above) for additional statistics. Stay safe out there!
See related blog post: Where Does Sacramento Rank?
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GARY BRYANT says
I just witnessed someone on Florin Perkins near the Army Supply Depot Gate (East) by Rhys Court going in excess of 100 miles per hour (no Joke). IT was a BLack Dodge Challenger or Charger with absolutely no intention of slowing down. It was like a blur as he flew throught the intersection there. PLEASE BE CAREFUL there, because many ignorant and immature driver’s are continually running the RED LIGHT as well.