It seems you may be able to tell how fellow motorists behave by the colour of their car, the brand and whether they have testicles.
VoucherCodesPro asked 2,837 motorists to reveal the make and colour of a car from which they have most commonly experienced bouts of road rage. It found the most aggressive drivers on the road are males aged between 35- and 50-years-old who drive blue BMWs.
Land Rover drivers were found to be slightly less partial to losing their temper, with Audi, Subaru and Vauxhall drivers rounding off the top five worst cars for road rage, respectively.
The survey also revealed the most aggressive paint colours. Blue was found to be the worst offender, with 47 per cent of the vote, while second place black snapped up 33 per cent. Silver, green and red scored 26 per cent, 19 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively.
The poll also revealed the most stressful days and times to drive to work – during the working week, with anger reaching a crescendo at 5:45pm on Fridays. Men were likely to lose their temper when driving an average of seven times a month versus three for women.
The most common forms of road rage in order of likelihood were shouting and swearing, erratic driving and obscene gestures.
“During peak periods of traffic, whether it be the Monday morning school run or the hectic rush hour on a Friday evening, it is all too easy to allow the common manifestations of road rage to get the better of us as motorists,” VoucherCodesPro spokesman George Charles commented.
“Road rage is not something to be taken lightly and these results show that many motorists need to remind themselves that sometimes losing your temper whilst driving can result in serious altercations, assaults, and collisions that cause injuries or worse,” he added.
Previous research by Continental Tyres revealed 1 in 4 drivers have stepped out of their car to confront a fellow road user.