The worst places for road rage revealed

Portsmouth drivers are the second worst in the UK for road rage, figures have revealed PPP-140716-095351001

Portsmouth drivers are the second worst in the UK for road rage, figures have revealed PPP-140716-095351001

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If you want to steer clear of road rage while driving then don’t go to Portsmouth.

That’s the message in a report carried out by Privilege Insurance.

Lincoln is the worst place, closely followed by Portsmouth, with London perhaps surprisingly 13th.

The friendliest and most polite place to drive a car was found to be Nottingham, followed by Glasgow and Oxford.

The report found on average that Brits are most likely to be involved in a road rage event every 20 minutes.

Each road rage event was found to last on average just over four minutes, including the time we spend fuming about it afterwards.

Overall, the study found that we spend, on average, five months of our lives in a road rage event.

The report also found that road rage was most likely to occur at 7.30am on a Monday morning.

The average British driver has been on the receiving end of a road rage event 183 times in the last six months and, far from turning the other cheek, 47% gave as good as they got, returning the favour with a verbal or gestural volley of their own.

When asked about what they get annoyed about, impatience and basic bad manners were the root causes of most situations, with ‘cutting up’ (62 per cent), ‘driving too close behind me’ (51 per cent) and ‘not saying “thank you”’ (27 per cent) cited as likely things to anger motorists.

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