Are Britain's Drivers Impatient Speeders?

Sep 21, 2011, 05:16 ET from RED Driving School

HOLLINGBURY, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

A recent survey conducted by RED Driving School has revealed that Britain's drivers are growing increasingly impatient.  A whopping 37% of British drivers are enraged with tailgating by other road users while a further 31% cited other motorists driving slowly and not moving back over to the left lane after overtaking as chief frustrations.

Reassuringly cyclists and pedestrians on the road are the least annoying for UK drivers with only 5% of drivers citing cyclists as their main frustration and 2% pedestrians crossing the road.

But this frustration with other drivers sets a worrying trend for Dominic Cohen, of RED Driving School who commented, "speed is one of the main contributing factors to accidents on our UK roads so in addition to teaching basic driving skills, we are committed to teaching road safety education to all of our pupils enabling them to understand the road and its potential dangers."

Cohen continues, "The results of this survey underline just how important greater awareness of road safety is.  Our Road Safety Team is currently out and about throughout the UK to help those currently undertaking driving lessons and those who've already past their test, with a reminder of road safety and awareness skills."

The survey asked a mixed group of male and females aged 18 upwards across the country.  The spread of drivers enraged most by tailgating was fairly even throughout the regions across the UK with 52% of North East residents stating their annoyance of tailgating compared to a similar 51% in East Anglia then closely followed by the East Midlands at 43%.  It appears both men and women share the gripe with an equal divide between genders.

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SOURCE RED Driving School