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UK drivers are an angry bunch

We just did some research among drivers of all ages, and we found that a lot of us are feeling a bit cross on the road.

Although an admirable number claimed they're not concerned by how people drive, for most of us, other people's poor driving is a big pressure point. And we're not responding in the way we should.

Not at all.

How we respond to bad driving

When people cut us up, here's how we react:
  • Beeping the horn - 42%
  • Swearing at the driver - 37%
  • Becoming agitated - 25%
  • Not bothered, mate - 13%
  • Arguing with the driver at the earliest chance - 6%
  • Overtaking the offending driver - 4%
  • Never had a bad experience - 4%
42% of people beep their horn in frustration

Although nearly a quarter of us aren't bothered by other people's driving - you saints - nearly double that will go so far as to beep.

And what's that horn for, ladies and gentlemen? That's right - making others aware that you're there. NOT making others aware that they've pissed you off.

You're better than that

There are few things more frustrating than driving along, perfectly behaved, only to be cut up by someone who thinks the rules of the road don't apply to them.

There's nothing we can do about these people - but we DO have control over how we let them affect us. Getting angry or taking revenge is distracting, dangerous and basically pointless.

No one wins when egos clash on the road. Be the bigger person and move on with your life.

Are you a road rager? Take our quiz to find your driving style.


Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .

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ingenie is a car insurance brand for young drivers aged 17-25. We fit a black box in your car to assess your driving style. We'll review your policy 3 times a year and those who drive well could receive a discount.

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