An auto club, AutoVantage, found the NYC ranks third out of major U.S. cities for road rage. Considering that L.A. is fourth (number 1 is Miami, followed by Phoenix; Boston is 5th), that is quite an accomplishment. Yet it makes perfect sense. Roads are narrow, there's double-parking galore, pedestrians are pretty aggressive, out-of-towners try to turn on red - and throw in all the buses and taxis. So, who knew people were so angry in Phoenix?

Remember: Private cars cause the most traffic. (A friend once told us his Midwestern relatives drove into NYC to visit him - they made it through the Lincoln Tunnel and then turned around because they couldn't take it!) And the cities with the least amount of road rage are Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Seattle and Atlanta.