Posted on 20 September, 2013
Many who have holidayed in the Med will have hair-raising stories of the drivers there. To say their style is different to the UK would be an understatement, with Greece, Italy, Spain and others cropping up in ‘worst drivers in Europe’ polls. It’s not uncommon to see motorists there having heated arguments at high speeds, tailgating like it’s a national sport and making pedestrian crossings feel more like gauntlet runs than safe passages across the road.
You’d never see that in Blighty though. Over here we’re well-mannered drivers, who wave in gratitude to others and only toot our horns as an absolute, almost apologetic, last resort. Aren’t we… ?
Not according to the latest research we conducted for MORE TH>N Car Insurance. Said research reveals that these days we’re a nation of hotheaded, aggressive and rude drivers who don’t the meaning of the word ‘polite’ – with one in three motorists now admitting to blasting the horn, swearing, tailgating, parking across bays and never ever saying thank you to fellow drivers. Coverage appeared in the Daily Mirror, Daily Star, The Sun, Metro and London Evening Standard.