AUSTIN, Texas — Austin ranks among the top 10 cities with the most aggressive drivers, according to newly released data by gas station app GasBuddy.
The app ranked data from its drives feature for the top 30 U.S. cities, noting the frequency of aggressive events while driving, including speeding, hard braking or accelerating.
Austin came in at number nine, just after Detroit and before Las Vegas. Los Angeles had the most aggressive drivers, followed by Philadelphia at number two and Sacramento at number three.
The app says aggressive driving behavior leads to lower fuel efficiency and more trips to the gas pump, which is bad news for L.A. drivers, who on average pay $3.35 per gallon.
“Frustration while driving in densely populated cities with high levels of congestion leads motorists to drive more aggressively and with more urgency,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
“Interestingly, these are areas that typically see some of the highest gas prices in their respective states.”
DeHaan says drivers in L.A., Philadelphia, Sacramento and Atlanta drive 20 percent more aggressive than the average driver in America.
So Austinites, if you want to save gas money and maybe save a life, remember: drive friendly y’all.
The full list:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- Las Vegas