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Road rage survey reveals scale of problem

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New evidence from UK drivers suggests that aggressive and angry behaviour on the country’s roads is commonplace.

A recent survey carried out by the Van Discount Company found 54% of respondents claimed they had experienced road rage in the last year.

Of those admitting to experiencing road rage, 4% of road users admitted to threatening to damage another driver’s car and one-in-ten (11%) said they switched their lights on full beam in an attempt to annoy the other road user. 

Meanwhile, almost half of respondents (41%) of users thought bus drivers were the safest drivers on UK roads with taxi drivers labelled the most unsafe.

Van Discount – www.van-discount.co.uk - surveyed 500 motorists and two-thirds (64%) of those questioned believed that anti-road rage campaigns would help make a difference.

 


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  • Darren - 25/06/2014 14:37

    "Meanwhile, almost half of respondents (41%) of users thought bus drivers were the safest drivers on UK roads" I find this a surprise. I live in west London and buses jumping red lights is a daily occurrence

  • ceri - 30/12/2014 07:51

    It is a shock to return from Canada after six years and discover even on Christmas Day the amount of road ragers on rural lanes jut because I want to stick at 30mph in a 30mph zone where kids live - then they went and killed a badger. Where are the police? this is happening because the bullies will get worse without police to stop them

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