A study with 2,000 UK motorists found 58% suffer anxiety behind the wheel.
Conducted by rural car insurer NFU Mutual, the study reminds motorists to consider other road users and prioritise safety as Winter approaches and they prepare to take their first long journeys when lockdown lifts next week.
The study discovered 36% of UK drivers struggled with anxiety as a direct result of suffering a collision or a near-miss. An astounding 42% of UK drivers have suffered a collision at least once in their lifetime.
Other top triggers include poor road conditions like ice or potholes (50%), Britain’s bad weather (48%), unfamiliar roads (44%), and driving in the dark (41%), with 9pm and later the most woryking time of day for Brits to be driving.
Almost a quarter (23%) reveal having cyclists around them makes them anxious. For 15%, backseat drivers put their nerves on edge and nearly a third (29%) are concerned about other motorists.