Hostile driving rises
CAR drivers are becoming more aggressive and rude, causing an increasing number of accidents, according to new research today.
A third of drivers in a survey blamed the fast pace of modern life for the increase in aggressive driving.
The most hostile drivers were said to be in London.
Three out of four drivers survey in the capital complained they had been cut up in the past month.
A survey of 1,000 drivers by car insurer Zurich found that most believed British drivers were more rude and inconsiderate than five years ago.
Maria Donald of Zurich said: "There are millions of good drivers on our roads, but their lives are being made more difficult and stressful through inconsiderate and aggressive behaviour by other motorists."
The cost of accidents caused by inconsiderate driving was more than £11bn, said the insurer.