Women drivers do not like being 'cut up' by fellow motorists
A study by insurance specialists Direct Line has revealed that women are more likely to swear when behind the wheel than men.
Almost half of women surveyed (48%) said they
usually swear when behind the wheel, compared to just 40% of men.
More than a third of woman questioned also admitted that they would use foul language when they were 'cut up' by another driver, compared to just over a quarter of men.
One of the major causes of swearing in the car is satellite navigation systems with 55% of car owners admitting to using bad language while using one.
Direct Line car insurance spokesman Simon Henrick said: "People often use bad language during times of stress and many normally mild mannered people use expletives to express their irritation when behind the wheel.
"The concern is that the use of aggressive language and offensive gestures towards other motorists can escalate an already stressful situation and it can also quite feel intimidating for passengers in the vehicle."
Direct Line's study showed that men were only more irritated than women in the case of motorists who use the overtaking lane when they are not overtaking.