They also link to a second AllState survey of Texas teen drivers — 52 percent of whom say they’ve driven after drinking alcohol (or with a driver who’d been drinking). And “88% say they text message or talk on their cell phones while driving.”
This is exactly the reason we advocate for the creation of safer bicycle infrastructure and dedicated bike lanes over the philosophy of “sharing the lane”. It’s sad that Fort Worth understands this more than Dallas.
UPDATE: Something we failed to note…Portland’s driver’s ranked lowest in road rage in the same survey. The detractors of bike lanes in Dallas typically state that seperating out the modes only makes drivers more angry at cyclists. The reality follows exactly what we’ve stated all along, and the same that Tempe, and Portland’s planners have noted to us in recent interviews…adding bicycle infrastructure makes drivers more aware, accepting, and in the end, increases safety.