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GasBuddy app reveals US states with most aggressive drivers, spending more at pump

GasBuddy, a smartphone app that provides real-time fuel prices, has released a study on the US states with the most aggressive driving habits. Aggressive driving leads to fuel consumption of up to an extra $477 per year.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

California, the state with the most expensive gas prices at $3.56 per gallon, has also the most aggressive drivers in the United States, the study revealed.

Connecticut, Georgia, and Illinois also topped the list.

“Our findings indicate that states with densely populated cities and high levels of congestion are where motorists are more inclined to drive aggressively,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

Among the aggressive driving habits, hard braking is the most frequent, making up 67% of total events analyzed, followed by speeding (25%) and acceleration (8%). States with higher average speed limits (52 – 55 MPH) have the lowest frequency of aggressive driving events, including Wyoming (46) and the Dakotas (47-48), the study indicated.

The findings were compiled using data from GasBuddy’s Trips feature that provides drivers with an assessment of their driving habits during their trip. Tens of millions of Trips in the 50 states from Dec. 2017 – March 2018 were examined by the smartphone app.

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