December 13, 2023

GasBuddy Reveals Naughtiest and Nicest Holiday Driving Cities

Drivers are up to 48% more aggressive on the road during the holidays; Tucson, AZ tops naughty list third year in a row

Santa Claus is coming to town... but let's hope he's not taking the highway. GasBuddy has released the results of its annual aggressive holiday driving study, revealing that U.S. drivers are up to 48% more aggressive on the roads during the holiday season. The study ranked the top 50 U.S. metros from most to least aggressive, placing Tucson, AZ at the top of the "naughty list", and Minneapolis, MN as the city with the "nicest" holiday drivers, rising six spots from 7th in 2022.

GasBuddy's study examined millions of drives during 2023's Thanksgiving holiday weekend, measuring the number of events of speeding, hard braking, and fast acceleration.

Naughty List – Top 10 Cities with the Most Aggressive Holiday Drivers

  1. Tucson, AZ
  2. Nashville, TN
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Jacksonville, FL
  5. New Orleans, LA
  6. Richmond, VA
  7. Salt Lake City, UT
  8. Buffalo, NY
  9. Memphis, TN
  10. Oklahoma City, OK

Two Florida cities made the "naughty list" for the second year in a row, though Tampa, FL, fell to the 13th most aggressive city. New Orleans also found itself in the top 10 most aggressive cities this year, rising from 14th in 2022.

Nice List – Top 10 Cities with the Least Aggressive Holiday Drivers

  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. Providence, RI
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Cleveland, OH
  6. Norfolk, VA
  7. Hartford, CT
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Rochester, NY
  10. Columbus, OH

"Driving during the holiday season can be stressful, but it's important to remember to stay calm and courteous on the road," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Additionally, aggressive driving can negatively impact fuel efficiency, causing drivers to waste money that could be spent on holiday celebrations or gifts for loved ones."

The Full List of Cities With the Most Aggressive Holiday Drivers in 2023

Most Aggressive Holiday Drivers in 2023

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