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by Matt Brogan

A recent survey published by Galaxy Poll has discovered men admit to being Australia’s worst drivers while NSW motorists have been found as the country’s “most rude and dangerous”.

The survey also divulged that men were more likely than women to admit to driving recklessly with more males polled saying they’ve failed to give way, stop at pedestrian crossings, use the horn more often, speed or have been involved in a road rage incident.

And while it’s these admissions that have put men in the bad books it is women who seem to get more upset by poor behaviour on our roads with 52 per cent of females polled saying they were “annoyed by drivers who failed to give a wave of acknowledgment for courtesy”. Only 44 per cent of men seemed to mind in the same situation.

Although NSW drivers were rated as the worst in the country it seems that south of the border Victoria drivers were found to be those most likely to speed or provoke road rage.

As for what ticks us off, it seems poor road etiquette upset us most with 85 per cent of those surveyed saying they were annoyed by drivers who failed to indicate.

Second on the list were drivers who failed to indicate or check their blind spot when changing lanes which annoyed 73 per cent of those polled.

The poll was carried out for insurer 1Cover with managing director Eddie Feltham saying he was not surprised by the findings:

“This is reflected by our claims data, which shows men have far more accidents than women,” he said. “In fact, it is an industry-wide standard that car insurance premiums are more expensive for men.”

Let us know what you think. Are women better drivers than men? What poor road habits get under your skin? Leave a comment now.




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