How Does Philly Rank on Road Rage?

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    NBC10 Philadephia

    Road rage is a growing issue. Today, a man was arrested for shooting at a car carrying a baby in Center City.

    Despite that extreme incidence of road rage, Philadelphia was named the 8th most courteous city in America, according to the 2014 AutoVantage In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey.

    The consumer survey was based on driving actions, measured behavior, observations and attitudes related to "road rage" as reported in America's 25 largest cities.

    The survey found the top five most courteous drivers were those living in Portland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco and Charlotte. 

    Prince Market Research, an independent research company, conducted the study which was first conducted in 2009. Drivers age 21 and above who personally drove during rush hour (Monday through Friday) no fewer than 3 days per week responded. A total of 2,500 people participated. 

    Houston was identified as having the least courteous drivers followed by Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Boston.