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Irish female drivers are most likely to suffer from road rage study reveals

Published 30/04/2015 | 15:52

Irish females have proven to be angrier drivers than their male counterparts
Irish females have proven to be angrier drivers than their male counterparts

Irish women are more likely to have episodes of road rage than their male counterparts, new research has revealed.

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More than 60pc of women between the ages of 35 and 44 have admitted to displaying road rage, while less than half of men were found to struggle with their anger on the road.

Although the research carried out by AIG Insurance found that Irish women are angrier on the road, it also revealed that men are more likely to break the speed limit.

More than 60pc of male drivers admitted to speeding at least once a week, while a quarter break the speed limit each day. In comparison just 13pc of women admit to speeding daily.

The study analysed more than 427 drivers about their bad habits on the road and found that 59pc of people feel other drivers make most them the most angry on the road.

Bad parking irritates 29pc and traffic jams while 26pc are irritated by traffic jams.

The research comes ahead of AIG Insurance’s new app.

General Manager of AIG in Ireland, Declan O’Rourke, commented; “AIG is committed to promoting safer driving in Ireland, and ahead of the May Bank Holiday we want to stress the need for all drivers to take more care.  Our commitment to road safety is illustrated by development of our XLNTdriver app. 

“It’s clear from the research carried out that bad driver behaviour, particularly speeding, is an ongoing problem and anything that can be done to alleviate this is a step in the right direction.

“The XLNTdriver app rewards safer driving and encourages drivers to improve their driving habits.  AIG hope that this in turn will help lead to safer roads”.

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