NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- No matter how respectful and patient we are, we have all felt a shiver of anger when sharing the road with a rude driver. It's called road rage and nobody is immune. Talking on a cellphone while driving (47%) and tailgating (37%) inspire road rage more than any other behavior, according to 2,000 U.S. drivers surveyed by Insure.com. Not signaling turns (35%), weaving between lanes (28%) and speeding (26%) follow close behind.Must Read: 17 New Hollywood Movies You Will Want to See Over the Holidays
If these common behaviors make you see red when behind the wheel, there are some states you should avoid driving through if you can help it.
Click through to see which states have the most offensive drivers and just what it is they do to inspire so much road rage.
A new recent resident of Utah told Insure.com that drivers in this state are prone to speeding, driving through parking lanes, and ignoring yield signs. These drivers also don't often let other cars merge, which may explain why they choose to not use their signals, either.
As one Nevada resident explained in the survey, drivers in her state are known to drive through lights and left-turn signals that have turned red. On the highway, cars dart in and out of lanes in order to get even the slightest bit ahead.
8. New Jersey
With high insurance premiums, New Jersey drivers are known for the 'Jersey Slide,' which one resident describes as "cutting across two or more lanes with the same blinker -- if they use one at all." In addition to this tactic, Jersey drivers ignore cars attempting to merge, causing others to merge without enough space, according to Insure.com.
6. Delaware (tie)
Drivers in Delaware who answered the survey are familiar with two offenses in particular: speeding and tailgating.
6. Vermont (tie)
According to a 2010 report by DriverSide.com, Vermont was listed as third in the U.S. for speeding tickets issued per capita.
Massachusetts is home to three of the four cities with some of the worst drivers in the U.S., according to the Allstate 2014 "America's Best Drivers" report. Out of 200 cities, Springfield, Boston, and Worcester were ranked 197, 199, and 200, respectively. (No. 198? Washington, D.C., also on this list.)
Tailgating, speeding through lights, and not allowing others to merge are among Massachusetts' drivers worst offenses. One motorist witnessed "about eight [drivers] on their cellphones, two people eating, a lady checking makeup and a dude on an iPad smoking a cigar, all oblivious to me."
Drivers in "The Cowboy State" certainly live up to their audacious nickname. According to the survey, Men's Health magazine listed "running red lights, disregarding stop signs, merging without signaling and speeding" as common problems among drivers in the state.
3. New York
New York drivers are not known for being timid and respectful. As one New Yorker detailed one of his experiences, "I'm trying to figure out if that woman talking on her cell and smoking a cigarette is going to run a stop sign... Good thing she did 75 miles an hour up to the stop sign and then flipped me off for not letting her go."
2. Washington, D.C.
"Driving in D.C. can be compared to the recklessness of our politics: self-serving, abrasive and unsafe," said one new resident of the area in the Insure.com survey. D.C. was listed in the DriverSide study as first in speeding tickets per capita, and was only two spots away from being ranked last in Allstate's 2014 "America's Best Drivers Report" of 200 cities. According to one resident, improper vehicle maintenance was among the usual rude driving behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating, and not using signals.
While speeding has been a consistent problem on this list of offensive behaviors, driving too slowly seems to be an equally problematic behavior in Idaho. Those driving slowly along Idaho's winding, mountainous roads often face other drivers passing them quickly, shouting and honking as they go. Surprisingly, despite being first on this list, Idaho has some of the lowest car insurance premiums in the country, according to another study by Insure.com.
-- Written by Caroline Nolan in New York