On Germany’s roads, perceived aggression among German road users is on the rise, a current study by the insurers’ Association for Accident Research (UDV) in Berlin shows. Half of the people surveyed said that at least sometimes they have to vent their anger immediately when they get angry. In 2016 it was one in four.
Additionally, one in five drivers use their headlights to clear the way in the fast lane.
96 percent of all drivers also ensure that they maintain adequate distance while overtaking bicycles. However, 93 percent of those surveyed said that other drivers consider the safety distance to be too short.
The majority of people still feel safe on the road. The majority supports a zero alcohol limit, mandatory eye tests every 15 years and a speed limit of 130 km/h on motorways.
UDV boss Siegfried Brockmann stressed, “It is completely unacceptable to accept the injury or even death of others out of anger or for one’s own benefit.” And further: “All those responsible should now discuss how the situation can be improved in the light of the results.”