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MSP Makes Top 5 List for Road Rage

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.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the reminder. Even in a town that is supposed to be bike friendly, (Boulder, Colo.) I am constantly amazed at how little people in cars see. I always pretend as if I am completely invisible to them and watch those tires.

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