According to data from a car ownership app, New York drivers receive less violations across the board than those in New Jersey and California. The report noted that “New Jersey drivers have 17% more violations than New York drivers.” The report “analyzed 574,303 quotes from east and west coast data.” It was written and released by Jerry, an app that helps customers shop for insurance.
“According to our data, 27% of California drivers have violations – slightly above New York’s 20%,” continued Jerry’s report. “From a country-wide perspective, our data indicates that 27% of all drivers in the U.S. have violations,” it said, putting California drivers around average – and New York drivers well below, or, in terms of quality, above it.
This comes despite a 2009 survey that voted New York drivers the “angriest and most aggressive” in the country. That survey, conducted by the Affinion Group, included 2,518 participants from across the United States, who voted that New Yorkers are the most likely to “tailgate, speed, honk their horns, overreact and lose their tempers.”
Jerry’s report also noted that the most popular traffic violation in New York was failure to obey traffic signs.
Source: am New York