Peterborough Third Worst In UK For Road Rage
9 July 2015, 07:27 | Updated: 9 July 2015, 07:42
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%