It is essential that the issue of road rage is dealt with as it is resulting in negative repercussions, according to Axa Insurance .
Tina Shortle, marketing director of the firm, explained that “disrespectful driving” and angry motorists are causing more accidents on the roads, which in turn implies higher costs for insurance providers . She emphasised that these expenses are reflected in the amount of money people pay for their policy.
Axa Insurance claims that £35 of annual premiums are attributable to accidents by drivers who have acted with some degree of aggression or lack of respect and about 800 lives have been lost as a consequence. Ms Shortle said: “Our research shows that those who are angry or frightened are often unable to concentrate behind the wheel and this is a relevant factor in many accidents.”
Recently, the firm advised holidaymakers to be careful when going abroad as the average Brit takes electronic equipment worth £424 with them.