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These 10 cities have the most aggressive drivers in the nation – USA TODAY

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It’s a fact of life: Nobody ever says the drivers in their hometown are talented and responsible.

No. They’re erratic and irresponsible.

But who’s got it worst? A new study by fuel-savings app GasBuddy settles the debate over which city has the most aggressive drivers in America.

GasBuddy, whose app has about 70 million downloads, analyzed data from an optional feature that helps users keep track of their driving habits and gives them suggestions on how to preserve fuel.

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The analysts assessed the frequency of speeding, hard braking and swift acceleration to gauge aggressiveness.

The study, which examined the 30 largest metropolitan areas by population, concluded these 10 cities have the most aggressive drivers:

1. Los Angeles

2. Philadelphia

3. Sacramento, Calif.

4. Atlanta

5. San Francisco

6. San Diego

7. Orlando, Fla.

8. Detroit

9. Austin, Texas

10. Las Vegas

It’s no wonder that the City of Angels is No. 1, since LA’s drivers are far from angelic.

Other interesting findings:

  • Friday is the most aggressive driving day of the week.
  • Wednesday is the least aggressive driving day of the week.
  • LA and Philadelphia were the leaders in hard braking and rapid acceleration.
  • San Diego, Orlando and Detroit had the most speeding incidents.
  • Minneapolis is the least aggressive driving big city in the nation, ranking No. 30 of 30.

Here’s the rest of the GasBuddy list:

11. Charlotte

12. Pittsburgh

13. Phoenix

14. Boston

15. Dallas-Fort Worth

16. Chicago

17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale

18. Baltimore

19. Tampa-St. Petersburg

20. Washington, D.C.

21. San Antonio

22. Houston

23. New York

24. Kansas City

25. St. Louis

26. Denver

27. Portland, Ore.

28. Cincinnati

29. Seattle

30. Minneapolis-St. Paul

Follow USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.

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