Michigan isn't the most polite state in a nationwide survey of driver attitudes. But compared to Ohio drivers, Michiganders look like saints, according to a new study reported by the Detroit Free Press.
With a ranking of No. 15, Michigan is well ahead of its neighbor to the south at No. 35 and right between Arizona at No. 14 and Florida at No. 16. Idaho came in at No. 1; New York was last.
The survey results were compiled in March and April from 2,500 respondents — 50 in each state — who were 18 and older.
The 10 questions in the survey focus on attitudes about a range of often troublesome driving topics including using signals, merging, parking etiquette and tailgating.
Other highlights: The survey found women more courteous than men, older drivers more courteous than younger drivers and Westerners more courteous than drivers in other parts of the country.
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