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Angry motorists commonly shout ‘go on then, move’ during road rage outburst

The most common phrase for British motorists to shout in an outburst of road rage is ‘go on then, move’, according to survey.

A recent report by the Department for Transport revealed that over the past three years, over 5,283 were either killed or injured through aggressive driving, which could have been caused by road rage.

However more often than not, road rage simply results in a few heated exchanges between drivers, perhaps followed by some aggressive hand gestures, physical threats or dangerous driving methods. 

Click4reg.co.uk sought to discover what the most common phrases Brits use when overcome with road rage, surveying 1,329 drivers across the UK.

The research unsurprisingly revealed that 78% of drivers admit they experience some sort of road rage, with nearly half stating this is a regular, if not daily occurrence (46%).

Interestingly, a massive 66% revealed they are reluctant to beep their horn, as opposed to the 34% who assert they are serial honkers.  

Click4reg also spoke to experienced drivers who were happy to recount incidents of road rage. 

Survey respondant Kai Shaw, driver of seven years, said: “I was in a car with my friend, and we were going to Costco in Wembley, and this guy wanted us to go quicker, so was tail-gating and flashing me for ages.

“But my friend was driving within the speed-limit, so the only thing he could do was carry on. After a short time my friend got frustrated and gave the guy the middle finger.

"He then saw us turning into Costco and followed us in, parking right next to us and got out, but he then saw there was four of us, so decided not to do anything and drove off."

Respondents were then asked, ‘What are the most common words or phrases you voice when experiencing bursts of road rage?’.

Those surveyed were asked to list up to five phrases that they most commonly shout out when enraged. Swear words were removed from the results.  

The top 10 most common things Brits say when experiencing road rage are:
 

  1. Go on then move! (72%) 
  2. Is the person in front dead? (70%) 
  3. He's not even looking (67%) 
  4. Of course, it's a BMW (64%) 
  5. Wow, someone is in a hurry (61%) 
  6. You’re welcome (58%) 
  7. Learn to use your indicators (44%) 
  8. You could park a bus there (41%) 
  9. Who teaches these people to drive? (36%) 
  10. Are they actually blind? (28%) 
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