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Road rage record in UK is one of the world's worst

Date: 17/11/2014 03:59:57
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Britain has one of the world's worst records for road rage, a new survey has revealed.

Vehicle management company LeasePlan surveyed more than 3,000 drivers across 20 countries. The results show that participants believe aggression and rudeness from drivers is at its most excessive in Britain, home.bt.com reports.

Three quarters (76 per cent) of British motorists had been on the receiving end of rude gestures while driving, just ahead of France (73 per cent) but far ahead of Germany (43 per cent). Moreover, 73 per cent of Brits had been blocked in when driving, while 53 per cent had experienced verbal abuse while behind the wheel.

Matt Dyer, LeasePlan UK managing director, said: "What our research has uncovered is that heavily-congested roads and busy lives are taking their toll on UK drivers, and this is resulting in worrying levels of poor driver behaviour.

"Driver safety is our priority, which is why we recently applauded the Government for injecting £15 billion into improving our roads."

Meanwhile, the most polite drivers in the world were found to be in Turkey, closely followed by Portugal, with only 23 per cent and 24 per cent experiencing aggressive gestures respectively, westernmorningnews.co.uk notes. Only 15 per cent of Turkish drivers had suffered from verbal abuse.

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