Texting while driving the biggest trigger for road rage

Here's another reason texting while driving is dangerous: a new study from Expedia released this week shows texting while driving is the leading cause of road rage.

Twenty-six percent of the 1,000 people surveyed said drivers who had their eyes on their phone, and not the road, were the most irritating according to Expedia. Of course, texting while driving isn't just annoying. In 2011 the number of distracted driving deaths rose to 3,331, a 1.92-percent increase. By contrast, the number of overall traffic fatalities on U.S. roads fell from 32,885 in 2010 to 32,367 in 2011, a 1.5-percent decrease, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Next up on the list of enraging driver habits are tailgaters at 13 percent. People who drive slowly in the passing lane follow a point behind tailgaters.

The worst kind of passenger is a side-seat driver, according to 52 percent of respondents. And the worst drivers can be found in New York and Los Angeles.

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