Young drivers leave manners in the garage when venturing onto the road

Leon Poultney
Young drivers leave manners in the garage when venturing onto the road
Young drivers leave manners in the garage when venturing onto the road

New research has found that drivers under 34 are approximately half as likely to apologise to fellow motorists on the road compared to their older counterparts.

The annual AXA Motoring Census report unveiled that just two thirds (69 per cent) of UK motorists apologise by holding their hand up in the direction of the other driver as an apology, while a minority flash their indicators (9 per cent) or shout "sorry" out of the window (11 per cent).

Meanwhile, one in ten motorists (10 per cent) stated that they make no apology whatsoever after making a mistake which affects another driver.