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AA Ireland’s road rage survey: the figures in full

The full details from AA Ireland’s survey of over 10,000 motorists: is your county one of the most violent?

The following are the full statistics released by AA Ireland following its survey of over 10,000 motorists on their experiences with road rage.

Fig. 1
Road rage related activities motorists in Ireland admit to having done within the last 3 years (based on 10,274 responses):

  • Excessively beeped my horn at another driver: 49.6%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 48.1%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed me.: 20.0%
  • Rolled down my window to yell at another driver: 19.1%
  • Got out of my car to confront another driver: 5.3%

Fig. 2
Road rage related activities MALE motorists in Ireland admit to having done within the last 3 years (based on 6,127 responses):

  • Excessively beeped my horn at another driver: 49.5%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 47.5%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed me: 21.5%
  • Rolled down my window to yell at another driver: 22.5%
  • Got out of my car to confront another driver: 6.3%

Fig. 3
Road rage related activities FEMALE motorists in Ireland admit to having done within the last 3 years (based on 3,398 responses):

  • Excessively beeped my horn at another driver: 53.0%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 46.5%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed me: 17.4%
  • Rolled down my window to yell at another driver: 12.0%
  • Got out of my car to confront another driver: 3.5%

Fig. 4
County by county split, based on Ireland’s most populous counties*, of road rage related activities motorists inIreland admit to having done within the last 3 years (based on 10,274 responses):

Dublin (7,667 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 48.70%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 50.70%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 18.10%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 21.40%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 5.50%

Cork (1,083 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 52.70%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 45.30%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 21.10%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 21.00%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 5.30%

Limerick (337 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 55.20%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 43.00%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 20.20%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 15.10%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 4.20%

Galway (424 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 47.90%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 49.50%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 23.10%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 13.70%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 5.20%

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Kildare (659 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 51.60%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 49.50%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 18.80%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 19.70%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 5.60%

Tipperary (201 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 49.80%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 42.80%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 21.40%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 13.90%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 7.50%

Donegal (127 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 63.00%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 35.40%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 22.00%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 13.40%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 3.10%

Meath (429 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 46.90%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 55.00%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 19.80%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 22.10%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 4.90%
Kerry (136 responses)
  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 41.90%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 49.30%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 19.90%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 11.00%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 6.60%

Mayo (178 responses)

  • Excessively beeped their horn at another driver: 51.70%
  • Made rude gestures at another driver: 43.80%
  • Deliberately tailgated another driver who had annoyed them: 17.40%
  • Rolled down their window to yell at another driver: 14.00%
  • Got out of their car to confront another driver: 4.50%
*insufficient sample size available for accurate split of all 26 counties.

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