05th October 2011
Bad manners a problem for a third of UK drivers
Car insurance policyholders feel that their fellow road users are rude and need to learn a degree of road etiquette.
A survey from Confused.com found that although 92 per cent of drivers felt that they themselves were courteous drivers, 31 per cent believed that others needed to learn more manners whilst out and about.
The most prominent bugbear for car insurance customers was the failure of many people to indicate whilst approaching a junction, which annoyed 35 per cent of those surveyed. The use of mobile phones was an irritation for 27 per cent.
Confused.com worked with road expert and writer Simeon De La Torre, who said that indicators should always be used to show fellow drivers what you are about to do.
"So use them in advance of a manoeuvre, rather than as an apologetic afterthought," he added.
The survey also found that car insurance customers were most often irritated by young drivers, a group which Confused.com recently reported is being hit harder than ever before for premiums, paying four times above average.
Posted by Victor Onuohae
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