30% admit to 'romantic road rage'
Published 18/04/2010 | 08:52
More than 30% of couples admit to "romantic road rage", a survey has revealed.
These motorists have taken to the wheel and driven aggressively after a heated row with their partner, the poll by insurance company More Than found.
As many as 8% of people in a relationship have had a crash following an argument with their partner, the survey also showed.
Based on responses from 1,183 who were in a relationship, the poll also revealed that 36% paid less attention to the road after a row.
Also, 19% said they drove erratically following a lovers' tiff.
More Than said relationship road rage could vary from couples giving each other the silent treatment to heated debate and finally to a blazing row.
More Than spokesman Mark Christer added: "With so many accidents having occurred as a result of romantic road rage, it's vital that drivers understand how getting behind the wheel in an overly emotional state could be the cause of a serious, or even fatal, accident.
"If you've had a blazing row with a partner you will be wound up, distressed and unfocused and that will affect your driving ability."