Glaswegian drivers are the ‘angriest’ in the UK

A majority of Scots drivers admit to feeling stressed or anxious when behind the wheel. Picture; Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A majority of Scots drivers admit to feeling stressed or anxious when behind the wheel. Picture; Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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Drivers in Glasgow are the angriest and most impatient in the UK, according to a survey of motorists across the country’s 14 biggest cities.

Almost half of Scottish drivers admit to feeling stressed when driving, with women more likely to say so than men, according to a poll of 597 adults north of the Border.

A total of 57 per cent of Scots questioned also confessed to feeling impatient when driving, while a third said they regularly feel anxious.

The survey also looked at levels of road rage across the UK’s 14 biggest cities.

Overall, Glasgow motorists topped the UK table with an average of 52 per cent admitting to feelings of anger, impatience and stress when behind the wheel.

The research, carried out on behalf of Ikano Bank. spoke to drivers across Europe.

Sweden topped the Europe wide table for the least angry, impatient, anxious and stressed drivers. A third of Swedish drivers (30 per cent) said they regularly got angry in the car and less than half (48 per cent) said they sometimes felt impatient.

Stress levels are also lower, with half of women and just a third (37 per cent) of men affected.

This is despite Swedish drivers spending the most amount of time stuck in traffic than any other nation. Almost half (46 per cent) of Swedish drivers said they spent more than four hours in traffic jams each week and one in ten (11 per cent) said they spend more than ten hours.

This compares with just 13 per cent and 1 per cent respectively in the UK.

Germany and the Netherlands also fared well for levels of anger, impatience and stress, with the Netherlands showing particularly low levels of stress (35 per cent).

German drivers declared themselves a little more impatient than Swedes with 56 per cent admitting to getting frustrated behind the wheel.

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