Drivers on their best behavior
In addition to asking drivers about negative behaviors, we also asked about what positive driving behaviors people engaged in. The most frequently adhered to (and also the one most people felt is the most important) was wearing a seatbelt. Adhering to traffic signals and yielding to pedestrians were also high on the list.
Washington state not only has the largest percentage of drivers who participate in positive driving behaviors but is also a state with the least amount of frustrated drivers on the road. Interestingly, drivers in this state also observe aggressive behaviors at higher rates than drivers in other states, suggesting that they are highly aware of how others are driving.
Conversely, Louisiana has the worst behaved drivers overall and one of the larger percentages of frustrated drivers on the road. However, drivers in this state rank low on self-reported aggressive driving and are the least likely to report road rage. Drivers in this state also observe aggressive behaviors at lower rates than drivers in other states, suggesting that they are not paying as much attention to how others are driving.
Here are some of the top driving behaviors and the percentage of people who reported adhering to them.