Motorists as Afraid of Road Rage Attacks as Accidents

by VR Sreeraman on  July 24, 2007 at 11:59 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Motorists as Afraid of Road Rage Attacks as Accidents
Becoming a victim of road rage and meeting with a car accidents are the biggest phobias that strike motorists, and both of these equally worry drivers, according to a survey conducted by an insurance company.

The next biggest worry for motorists is driving close to lorries, reveals the survey of 2,610 adults.

According tot the study, road users are also concerned about driving during bad weather and on poor road surfaces.

During the survey, 50 per cent men and 23 per cent women said that they were not afraid of anything while driving, with motorists in northern Scotland emerging as the most fearless on the road.

It was also found that drivers over 50 were less worried about having an accident and coped better with winding roads as compared to those younger than this age.

While 20 per cent of women reported being anxious about driving on a motorway, only three per cent of their male counterparts expressed the same fear.

The survey also revealed that 16 per cent of women felt nervousness while parking their vehicle, while only seven per cent men faced the same problem.

"The findings dispel some of the myths that younger drivers are more confident than the older generation and proves how experience often helps," the Scotsman quoted Andrew Goodsell, the chief executive of Saga Group which carried out the survey, as saying.

"The survey also highlights the stark difference between men and women when it comes to being confident on the roads, although some would argue that a little more caution might in the end produce a safer driver," he added.

Source: ANI

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