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Peterborough Third Worst In UK For Road Rage
Residents of Peterborough are the UK's third worst road rage culprits, according to new figures out this morning.
The "Privilege Driving Report" shows 46% of people nationally have regularly experienced road rage, but in taking the number 3 spot Peterborough comes in much higher than this at 54%.
According to the study drivers in Peterborough experience some sort of road rage incident - from a raised voice to a honk or a hand gesture - every 14 minutes, one of the most frequent rates of the cities surveyed.
Drivers in Peterborough drive on average for 39 minutes a day, covering around 18 miles, experiencing 2.75 road rage incidents on average a day.
Nationally, sixty-nine year old men have been labelled in the study as the worst culprits and 7.30 on a Monday morning has been identified as the most common time for road rage.
But it's what we do next that is shocking though - rather than turn the other cheek nearly half of us (47%) give as good as we get with a verbal or physical gesture.
Impatience and bad manners are the root causes for most road rage - cutting up sends 3 out of 5 people into a rage, tail-gaters offend around half of drivers and not saying thank you bugs a further 1 in 4.
This is why Privilege Insurance is launching C.A.R.R. - the 'Campaign Against Road Rage', in a determined effort to reduce road rage as a factor in motoring accidents.
The worst places in the UK for road rage were ranked as follows:
1 Lincoln 61%
2 Portsmouth 60%
3 Peterborough 54%
4 Hull 54%
5 Exeter 54%
6 Wolverhampton 52%
7 Bristol 51%
8 Canterbury 47%
9 Birmingham 46%
10 Leeds 46%
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