ATLANTA — If you drive in Atlanta, chances are you've probably been victim to it - aggressive driving. Now, there's proof to back what you've probably already guessed.
According to a Gas Buddy study, Atlanta is one of the top 10 cities with the most aggressive drivers. It comes in at No.4 on the list, behind Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Sacramento, California.
The study's list of aggressive habits include speeding and rapid acceleration or braking. According to one of Gas Buddy's analysts, "frustration while driving in densely populated cities with high levels of congestion" often leads to aggressive driving. Which is no surprise, as Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the US.
But not only is aggressive driving just plain 'ole dangerous, Gas Buddy said those aforementioned aggressive habits can lower gas mileage by as much as 40 percent - costing nearly $475 more per year in fuel consumption.
More findings from the study - which examined the top 30 metropolitan areas by population - also found that drivers were more likely to encounter aggressive driving on "frustrating Fridays." The least aggressive day on the road was Wednesday.
The full Top 10 list is below:
- Los Angeles
- Sacramento, California
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- Orlando, Florida
- Austin, Texas
- Las Vegas
Complete city rankings can be found here.