BMW drivers top road rage poll

Men behind the wheel of a blue BMW are the most aggressive drivers on the road, a new study has revealed.

Drivers of blue BMWs most prone to road rage

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In a survey of 2,837 motorists, the most likely road rage incidents involved men aged between 35 and 50, driving blue BMWs, while Land Rover, Audi, Subaru and Vauxhall owners were also flagged as short-tempered on the road.

Topping the list of aggressive driver colours was blue, with black, silver, green and red, and the most common expression of anger behind the wheel was shouting and swearing, followed by erratic driving and obscene gestures.

On average, men said they lost their temper on the road seven times a month, compared to three occasions for women.

Unsurprisingly, the time most likely to incur a road rage incident was Friday evening at 5.45pm, while Monday morning's rush hour was similarly stressful for drivers.

George Charles from VoucherCodesPro, which conducted the survey, told the Daily Mail: "During peak periods of traffic, whether it be the Monday morning school run or the hectic rush hour on a Friday evening, it is all too easy to allow the common manifestations of road rage to get the better of us as motorists."

Mr Charles added: "Road rage is not something to be taken lightly and these results show that many motorists need to remind themselves that sometimes losing your temper whilst driving can result in serious altercations, assaults, and collisions that cause injuries or worse."

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