In a recent study, Minneapolis-St. Paul made it onto a list of the top five metros for road rage.
Factors cited that create anger include running red lights, texting and e-mailing while driving, putting on makeup, eating, or talking on a cell phone.
One thing worth noting is that per the study methodology, the telephone surveys were performed between January and March 2009. This winter’s road conditions would have been enough to provike road rage in anyone. Still, it’s a fine reminder to cyclists that distracted drivers are a hazard to all around them, and cyclists need to be even more aware of them than even others in automobiles.