Road Rage in the UK?
It’s possible that our lifestyle could have something to do with the way we drive.
The survey by Ikano Bank found that Brits are second only to the Italians when it comes to getting heated on the road – with Swedes the least likely to feel angry emotions when they get behind the wheel.
In fact, three in five UK drivers stated they regularly felt impatient when driving, with two in five claiming to often feel angry. Interestingly, women were also more likely to report feeling stressed in their vehicle (55%) than men (47%).
If we compare these figures to Sweden, where only three in ten drivers admitted to regularly getting angry in the car and 48% to feeling impatient, we can see a fairly significant difference between the two nations’ emotions when getting behind the wheel. Stress levels also appeared to be lower, with 50% of women and 37% of men affected.
Astonishingly though, Swedish drivers actually spend the most amount of time stuck in traffic than any other nation on average – almost half claim to spend more than four hours in traffic jams each week, and 11% spending more than ten! This is much higher than in the UK where the figures are 13% and 1% respectively.