Quotemehappy.com has sets out to explore driver personalities with their ASDO (Anti-Social Driving Order) Report
Even the mildest mannered person can lose their cool behind the wheel from time to time, yet for some drivers, closing the car door brings about a fundamental change of character. A new report reveals the behavioural phenomenon which costs the average British driver £920.
According to Quotemehappy.com, insurers of careful drivers, many motorists behave in ways they simply wouldn’t dream of outside the car.
The UK are a nation of natural tongue-biters: 80% of Brits are angered by bad manners and 84% feel their tempers rise when faced with inconsiderate behaviour, such as littering or loud mobile phone users – yet the majority do nothing and a third (33%) will just mutter under their breath.
Yet in the car, Brits shed their reserve: 63% admit to sounding their horn, over half will flash their lights and more than one in five (22%) will shout or swear in response to other drivers’ bad behaviour
Furthermore, many drivers admit to actions at the wheel that completely contradict their usually calm and polite nature outside the car, some of which are even illegal: 18% of Brits drive through red lights and one in ten admit to speeding over crossings and ignoring pedestrians waiting to cross, while 14% will tailgate slow moving vehicles.
However it’s more than sensibilities that are being damaged by anti-social driving as many motorists claim they’ve been left to foot repair bills after their cars were damaged by careless drivers. Over a third of people have returned to their cars to find them damaged by anonymous culprits and as a result, 89% of drivers have had to fund the repairs to their vehicles. Scratches and dents caused by others affect 84% of car owners, while a third have suffered a broken wing mirror and 28% have had their bumpers damaged.
Repairing damage caused by anti-social driving costs the average British motorist £920 over a lifetime, so it’s not surprising that it’s an issue Brits want to see tackled.
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