How often do you experience road rage, and are you similar to everybody else out there? We’re here to answer these questions with a recent survey carried out by Accident Advice Helpline into road rage experiences. It seems that almost 44% of us have experienced road rage at one time or another – which is actually not that high when you consider some of the situations we encounter on the roads, such as roadworks, delays and dangerous drivers.
Rude gestures and aggressive driving can lead to road rage
The survey of people across the UK revealed that although almost 38% of use experience road rage rarely, a worrying 5.4% experience it every single time they get behind the wheel. And whilst just over 68% of people said road rage wouldn’t change the way they drive, for almost 32% of people, changes to their driving was evident after road rage experiences. This could put you more at risk of an accident in which you or somebody else is injured. So what are the most common causes of road rage?
Aggressive driving was cited as the main culprit by almost 52% of those surveyed, with overtaking and tailgating mentioned frequently, but it seems that almost 35% of people blame rude gestures and 32.7% of us say being cut off in a lane would bring out our road rage. And when we do get angry, almost 56% of us would use our horn to let the other driver know, whilst 15.4% of us would tailgate another vehicle, which could potentially cause an accident.
Have you been injured due to road rage?
If somebody else’s road rage has caused an accident that has left you injured, you could call Accident Advice Helpline to talk about your road rage experiences. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, and whether you’ve suffered whiplash after being involved in a rear-end collision or have sustained more serious injuries in a high-speed crash caused by a dangerous driver, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: May 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton