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How cool is this?
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Most interesting statistic: "The most common complaint about rudeness in the poll was aggressive or reckless driving, with 91 percent citing it as the most frequent discourtesy."

So, 91 percent complained about other drivers, and they, in turn, were being complained about.
Are modern Americans a rude, boorish lot?

And in case you've lain awake wondering. . . .
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