Here at Milwaukee Record, we employ a sentient machine known as the Great Job, Milwaukee! Bot to keep track of the city’s many appearances on dopey online lists, as well as any time a national publication deigns to acknowledges our pathetic Midwest existence. Occasionally, when it’s feeling especially ambitious/desperate, the bot widens its net to include the entire state of Wisconsin. Which brings us to today’s report: According to an online survey from Drive Human, Wisconsin drivers are the 5th rudest in the country. Insert incessant honking, baffling lane changes, and endless obscenities here.
The survey polled 50 licensed drivers in each state, from March to April 2017. On an A+ to F scale, Wisconsin drivers earned a C- when asked how aggressively they respond to slow driving, an F when asked if they let cars merge in front of them in heavy traffic, a B- when asked if they respond rudely when tailgated, a D when asked if they speed up to stop someone from passing them, and another F when asked if they would steal another driver’s parking spot. The only saving grace was an A for using turn signals. Great job, Wisconsin!
When all the grades were combined, Wisconsin drivers ended up as the 5th rudest in the country—right between those creeps in Maine and Louisiana. Idaho was named home to the country’s most courteous drivers, while, perhaps unsurprisingly, New York was home to the absolute rudest.
Oh, and just to add fuel to the fire, drivers 25 and under were ranked the least courteous, and women were deemed way more courteous than men. Read the full results here, then gently extend your arm and extend your middle finger. Very good. Well done.