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Black cars are worst on holidays

DRIVERS of black cars are more likely to succumb to motoring mishaps on holiday than motorists in other coloured cars, according to a Trafficmaster survey.

The survey of 350 motorists found that among drivers of black cars, 47% admitted to road rage when under stress, and proved to be the first to admit defeat, with 30% wishing they had stayed at home rather than venturing out, compared to only 8% of white cars.

Michelle Murphy, of Trafficmaster, said: 'Those with the worst journey experiences tend to be those that don't plan and prepare their journey properly – half of those driving black cars admitted doing nothing to avoid traffic for example.'

Black car drivers are the most likely to get lost on holiday (63%), and need to drive to hospital (27%) during time off from work. Drivers of green cars are the most likely to resort to aggressive driving when stressed (25%) and to shout at fellow passengers (20%).

Drivers of silver cars are the most relaxed.

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