NRMA Insurance Research Finds Nearly Half Of NSW Drivers Think They Are Great Behind The Wheel

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A survey by NRMA Insurance found that although drivers can list many behaviours they find frustrating in other drivers, 46 per cent claim they’re not guilty of any of these themselves.

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Men and women were evenly divided about whether they think they’re guilty of frustrating driving.

Nearly half of NSW drivers think they’re great behind the wheel and never guilty of behaviour which might frustrate other drivers.*

A survey by NRMA Car Insurance found that although drivers can list many behaviours they find frustrating in other drivers, 46 per cent claim they’re not guilty of any of these themselves.

The most frustrating behaviours experienced on the road were tailgating, being cut off, other drivers using mobile phones and merging incorrectly.

‘Obviously people are very aware of things that frustrate them on the road, but they might be a bit quick to judge others,’ said Rob Cory NRMA Car Insurance spokesperson.

‘We all need to take a little extra care on the road and be more courteous to other drivers — regardless of whether we think we are great drivers.’

Men and women were evenly divided about whether they think they’re guilty of frustrating driving.

‘We did see a difference between the ages, with more than 65 per cent of drivers in their early 40s saying their driving would never frustrate other drivers.

‘NSW drivers in their late 20s were found to be the most realistic — more than 65 per cent said they are guilty of doing things while driving that other drivers would find annoying,’ Mr Cory said.

Although a lot of people said they’re great behind the wheel, 22 per cent of NSW drivers admitted to tailgating and 25 per cent said they merge incorrectly.

‘People also said they found it frustrating when they’re in a hurry and people drive slowly in front of them. While we all know driving can be frustrating at times, we need to remember to stay calm and respect others on the road,’ Mr Cory said.

NRMA Insurance is a leading insurance provider, offering Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in NSW.

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