Kansas gets a D+ for polite drivers, according to a survey done as part of a driving awareness campaign from Kars4Kids.
“Kansas drivers will let you merge in ahead of them, but make sure to speed up as soon as they do because they don’t like slow drivers,” according to the survey.
The results were gathered using online surveys with 50 licensed drivers in each state, with a sampling error of plus or minus 12 percentage points.
The top five most courteous states were (in order) Idaho, New Mexico, Oregan, Montana and Alaska.
The five least courteous states were New York, South Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana and Wisconsin.
As for Kansas? Kansas ranked as the 12th rudest state in the country (or 39th most polite).
Kansas received the worst scores in the nation for aggressive responses to slow driving.
Kansas’ lowest score was a 2.22 out of 4 (with 4 the most polite response) in response to the question “What do you do when you’re in the left lane and suddenly realize your exit is rapidly approaching all the way on the right?” Other states had lower scores in answer to the same question.
Kansas’ other lowest scores were in response to questions about being tailed while driving the posted speed limit in the left lane, whether or not to drive through yellow lights and what to do when the right lane is backed up at your exit.
Full survey results are available at http://www.kars4kids.org/drive-human/research.asp.