SGIC Finds South Australian Drivers Say Their Driving Never Frustrates Other Drivers

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A survey by SGIC found that although SA drivers can list many behaviours they find frustrating in other drivers, many claim they’re not guilty of any of these themselves.

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50 per cent of drivers in their early 40s saying their driving would never frustrate other drivers

Around forty-five per cent of South Australian drivers think they’re great behind the wheel and never guilty of behaviour which might frustrate other drivers.*

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

The most frustrating behaviours experienced on the road were drivers 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 SGIC 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’re 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 50 per cent of drivers in their early 40s saying their driving would never frustrate other drivers.

‘SA Drivers in their 50’s were found to be the most realistic — nearly 70 per cent said they’re 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 SA drivers admitted to tailgating and nearly 20 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.

SGIC is a leading insurance provider offering Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in South Australia.

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