Road rage? Not anymore, survey reveals
British motorists are becoming more patient and polite, according to a survey.
Far from the image of a nation of road-rage drivers, more than a third (34 per cent) of those polled said they smiled at other motorists when pushing in a queue or jumping lanes, while 20 per cent use a friendly wave.
Only 3 per cent admitted to losing their temper and swearing, with motorists aged 45 to 54 the worst offenders.
More women than men are prepared to use their charms by smiling at other drivers but motorists aged over 55 are the least smiley of any age group.
The survey was carried out in April on 2,000 respondents by car supermarket Carcraft.
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