Excuse me, could I please merge into your lane? Survey ranks areas for most polite drivers
Written by NH1.com on .
If you're looking to avoid aggressive drivers that fail to use their blinkers and want to steal your parking spots, then the Granite State is the place for you.
A new survey ranks New Hampshire drivers as some of the most polite in the U.S.
As part of a campaign to promote better driving habits, Kars4Kids asked drivers questions like "would you speed up to stop someone from passing you?" and "would you steal someone's parking spot?"
The responses ranked the likeliness on a 1-4 schedule, with 4 being the most polite. When it came to those two questions, New Hampshire drivers took the No. 1 spot.
Overall, New Hampshire ranked 10th. Vermont is the only other New England state to rank higher at No. 9.
Massachusetts, which frequently ranks poor when it comes to driving surveys, landed near the middle of the pack at No. 21. Idaho ranked No. 1 and New York came in last.
Kars4Kids used Ask Your Target Market to conduct online surveys of 50 licensed drivers ages 18 and older in each state from March through April. The margin of error is 12 percent.
The survey also found that female drivers are more polite than males, the west is the most polite region and drivers ages 51-64 are the most police age ground.
The full survey can be found here.