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Third-Most Aggressive Driving in the Nation! Can We Make Sacramento Safer?

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A recent GasBuddy study shows that Sacramento has the third most aggressive drivers in the nation.


How was this data found?

The study conducted was based on data from the Drives feature in the GasBuddy app. The app attained data from November 2018 to November 2019. The app gathered information such as speeding, hard braking, and quick accelerating. The research displayed that drivers within the city were 21 percent more aggressive than the average driver.

Interestingly, four out of the six top cities on this app were in California. The GasBuddy app compiled a full list that includes top cities for hard braking incidents, speed incidents, and acceleration incidents. Of course, the data combined created the most aggressive drivers’ list. This study also found that the most recurrent aggressive driving habit is hard braking. It’s important to keep this in mind when driving in a hurry or frustrated.

The GasBuddy company claims that aggressive driving is not beneficial to anyone. Not only does it create a dangerous environment, but it’s also wasteful too. Aggressive driving wastes gas and can lower gas mileage! Sadly, aggressive driving can lower gas mileage as much as 40 percent! This is equal to spending an extra $477 per year in fuel consumption.

Aggressive driving impacts the individual driver as well as everyone else. Areas that usually have the highest gas prices aren’t coincidentally the ones with the most aggressive driving. With Sacramento drivers being 20% more aggressive than the average U.S. driver, it’s valuable for these drivers to think about their driving habits before they waste too much money.

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