TRANSPORT Road rage should be a crime

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Nearly all motorists think road rage should become a statutory offence, according to a survey published today. A crackdown on aggressive drivers is backed by 93 per cent, while 92 per cent think driving is more stressful than it was a decade ago.

The survey, from the RAC and Auto Express magazine, found that more than half of all drivers had been sworn at, more than two-thirds had been the target of abusive hand signals, 600,000 motorists had been punched and attacked, and more than a million drivers had been rammed by another car.

RAC campaigns manager Richard Woods said: "This survey confirms motorists' concerns about increased aggression and stress on our roads. We can all help by choosing courtesy instead of confrontation when driving."