The “nicest drivers” in the UK, revealed
- Research reveals the traits that people consider “nice drivers” to have
- “Letting someone cut in front of a person during rush hour traffic” qualifies as one of the nicest thingsa person can do when driving
- Wrexham has the “nicest drivers” on the UK roads
- London has been ranked the nicest city to “appreciate someone doing a good gesture”
- A full breakdown reveals in order which cities has the “nicest drivers”here
People who let other people cut in front of them during rush hour traffic are considered the “nicest drivers”, according to new research released today.
The research, conducted by car retailer Peter Vardy, reveals the key traits that you should have to be seen as a “nice driver”, and searches for which areas has the “nicest drivers” in the UK.
In order of priority (number 1 ranked as the nicest action), thetraits to be a “nice driver” include:
- Letting people cut in front of you during rush hour
- Saying thank you to kind drivers with a nod or a wave of appreciation
- Giving right of way to other drivers
- Letting pedestrians cross the road
- Being patient with learner drivers
- Flashing your lights to let others know their lights are off
- Making others aware of any speed cameras ahead
- Car sharing
Using the traits above, it has been revealed which cities have the “nicest drivers” in the UK
The “nicest drivers”have been revealed to live inWrexham, followed closely by Coventry, Chelmsford, Worcester, and Swansea.
The research suggests that in these 5 “nicest” cities, people will make sure they take extra care when driving behind a person learning to drive, and so gone are the days of being that anxious driver behind the wheel as a learner. Also, drivers in all five of these cities will let people cut in front of them during rush hour, without beeping or scowling.
On the other hand, if a person is expecting a wave of appreciation or someone letting a person know they can take the right of way,they may want to avoid Brighton and Hove. Closely followed by Gloucester, Sheffield, Cambridge and Leicester, these 5 cities have been revealed to be the “least friendly” to drive in.
Further findings from Peter Vardy’s research include:
- London is the “nicest city” to offer their appreciation to fellow drivers
- Bristol is the “nicest city” to offer car sharing to work
- Leeds is the “nicest city” to let people walk across the pedestrian crossing
- Glasgow is the “nicest city” to be patient around learner drivers
- Manchester is the “nicest city” for letting people cut in during rush hour
Overall, the study revealed that females are more likely to be “nicer drivers” than men. The female respondents selected that they regularly do mostof the eight traits of being a “nice driver”, more than the men.Male priorities includedonly making other drivers aware there is a speed camera ahead, and flashing lights to the person in front of them to make them aware their lights are off.
Hamish Livingston, Digital Manager of Peter Vardy, said:
“We always hear news about who is the worst driver or the city with the most traffic, and so we wanted to find out where the kind drivers are, such as the ones that give thanks to other kind drivers, or the ones that exercise patience when behind a learner driver.
“The research helped us find out exactly what might make someone a nice driver. While we might not always show all of the traits of a nice driver, I think a large majority of us can say that we act in a nice way to our fellow road users most of the time.
“Even with regular stories of road rage on our roads, the research shows that the UK does have some nice drivers!Forget about the rush hour commute or the school run in the afternoon, if everyone takes away one of these traits it will allow for a better driving experience on the roads.”