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Road rage on the increase

ALMOST every company car driver is likely to be a victim of road rage during their working life, according to the 1996 Lex Report on Motoring - 'Listening to the needs of Company Motorists'. Of Britain's 2.8 million company car drivers, 2.24 million are likely to be victims of some form of road rage.

And the report reveals that around 560,000 company car drivers have been forced off the road and around 504,000 have been physically threatened by another driver. That compares to just over 1.4 million who have suffered at the hands of road ragers in the last year.

Lex Vehicle Leasing's findings come a month after the publication of the Safe Driving Survey sponsored by Fleet Information Software revealed that fleet drivers felt more vulnerable at the wheel of their cars than ever before (Fleet News May 24). One of the root causes is motorway driving, according to the report, and the company has called for the establishment of a road rage hotline.

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