SEATTLE — When it comes to driving nice, Washington drivers rank in the Top 10 in the nation, according to a recent national survey.
The survey, conducted by Kars4Kids , asked 50 licensed drivers in each state 10 questions to judge how polite they are when they drive, including “how often do you signal?” and “would you steal someone’s parking spot?”
Washington came in at No. 8 — part of a trend that had all the Pacific Northwest states fare well. Idaho ranked No. 1 while Oregon was No. 3 and Montana was No. 4. New York ranked worst with South Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana and Wisconsin rounding out the bottom five.
The survey graded each state based on their driver’s answers with Washington getting a B+ on “how aggressively you respond to slow driving”, a “D” in “Do you let a car merge in front of you in heavy traffic?”, a B- in “Do you respond rudely when being tailgated?”, a “B” for “Do you use your turning signals?”, an A+ in not stealing someone’s parking spot and an “A” for not speeding up to stop someone from passing.
Overall in 10 questions where 4 points was given for the most polite answer out of 4 choices and 1 point was given for the least polite, Washington averaged a 3.41.
Kars4Kids says the survey is part of their “Drive Human” campaign “with the goal of reminding drivers that they share the road with other people not faceless cars.”
Thursday, June 29th 2017