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RANKING: The states with the rudest drivers

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The state of Idaho appears to be known for two things: Potatoes and rude drivers. Online insurance company Insure.com has come out with a list that ranks the rudest drivers in the country and Idaho tops the list. Here is what Insure.com wrote about Idaho:

"The roadways of Idaho present a dichotomy of drivers: Those who are moving so slowly that they're judged to be rude, and the aggressive drivers who speed around them and flip them off. Together, with their opposite yet equally vexing styles of driving, they push Idaho to the top of the rankings.  Idaho resident Eric Leins, a Southern California native, points to the state's mountainous, rural areas as a source of driver conflict. Those familiar with certain roads may not be very patient with drivers new to the twisting, turning roadways. “If you've driven that hundreds of times, you know [the road] and pick up your speed,” he says. “So those driving them for the first time may have the experienced drivers honking their horns and flipping them the bird,” he says. Despite its No. 1 ranking for rude driving, Idaho car insurance premiums are among the lowest in the nation, according to Insure.com's 2014 study of insurance rates."

Insure.com commissioned a survey of 2,000 licensed drivers representing all states in the country. The state rankings were calculated using a ratio of the nationwide votes for drivers of the state divided by the number of respondents from the state. The survey was fielded in July 2014.

We should note that several states tied, which is why the number appears twice, sometimes even 3 or 4 times.

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