Fewer accidents caused by aggressive driving

Figures from the Department for Transport show that the number of road accidents caused by aggressive driving has fallen dramatically over the past few years.

Analysis of the 2013 to 2017 figures by www.trackdays.co.uk reveals that the number of car related road-rage prangs fell from 3,065 in 2014 to 2,740 in 2017, a 10% decrease.

There is also a drop in the number of car accidents where car drivers were reckless, careless or in a hurry, which fell dramatically from 15,586 in 2014 to just 10,215 in 2017, a 34% reduction.

Dan Jones, operations manager at www.trackdays.co.uk, said, ‘The reduction in road accidents caused by aggressive driving is welcome news.

‘While there is no-excuse for this type of driving, these latest findings may surprise many people who think it is on the increase.’