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Newcastle drivers angriest in Britain according to new survey

Forty one per cent of drivers in Newcastle said they regularly felt angry behind the wheel. Credit: PA Wire

Drivers in Newcastle are the angriest drivers in the UK, according to a new survey.

A study into road rage in the UK's 14 biggest cities found motorists in the north east city were on average the angriest, most impatient, anxious and stressed drivers in the country.

Forty-one per cent of drivers in Newcastle said they regularly felt angry behind the wheel.

Liverpool was the calmest driving city, with just 16% of drivers claiming to seeing red on the road.

Glasgow drivers came out as the angriest most impatient, stressed and anxious on average.

41/100
Drivers in Newcastle who are regularly angry at the wheel.

The UK's angriest cities:

  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow
  • Sheffield
  • Cardiff and Manchester
  • Dundee and Aberdeen
  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds and Nottingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Bristol
  • Liverpool
35/100
Drivers in Glasgow who are regularly angry at the wheel.

As a nation, UK drivers are among the angriest in Europe, according to the poll.

British drivers are second only to Italians as the most furious drivers in Europe.

The YouGov poll commissioned by Ikano Bank surveyed 2,086 UK drivers and compared them with other European countries.

Sweden topped the continental-wide poll as the most relaxed drivers. Only three in 10 drivers confessing to regularly getting angry in the car despite Swedish drivers spending more time stuck in traffic than any other nation.

Simon Ripton, head of direct to consumer at Ikano Bank, said: "In the UK, we have long been famous for our capacity for waiting patiently in queues but these results show that we could learn something from Sweden."