British drivers should be more courteous

Monday, 03 October 2011

UK drivers would like to see other road users be more courteous on the country's highways.

This is according to research by, which revealed to motor insurance consumers that white van drivers and young Brits are the rudest behind the wheel.

On top of this, the study found that many people would like to see fewer motorists on their mobile phones, tailgating and showing aggressive behaviour on the highways.

Furthermore, over a third of drivers would also like other road users to indicate more at junctions and almost a fifth want to see less litter thrown onto the streets.

Recent research by Brake also revealed to motor insurance policyholders that three in ten Brits admit to texting while behind the wheel.

Julie Townsend, campaigns director at the charity, said: "People who text, use the web or social networking when driving are taking enormous risks with their own and other people's lives. This kind of irresponsible behaviour is illegal and it kills so there should be no excuses."

Posted by Claire Carter

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