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SOCIETY Road rage becoming commonplace

More than 70 per cent of company car drivers have been at the receiving end of road rage in the past year, according to results of a study released yesterday.

More worringly, 7 per cent have been threatened, attacked or rammed by other drivers.

The survey, carried out by MORI for Lex Vehicle Leasing, found that one in five company car drivers had felt like committing a serious road rage offence at some time in the past 12 months. But most had settled for either gesturing or verbally abusing the other drivers.

The most common causes of road rage were drivers cutting in sharply after overtaking, tailgating or failing to signal properly. More than 1,200 drivers were interviewed for the survey.