Thursday, August 27, 1998 Published at 05:19 GMT 06:19 UK
Street stresses that drive us to distraction
Traffic is the second-biggest cause of road stress
Aggressive driving by other motorists is the biggest cause of in-car tension, according to an RAC survey.
More than a fifth of drivers doing a 200-mile trip during the Bank Holiday were unlikely to enjoy their break, as they would feel "mentally drained" after such a journey.
Getting stuck in a traffic jam, and running late were the next biggest reasons for drivers getting stressed.
Men are three times more likely to get fed up in jams than women, but females are more affected by others' aggressive driving, according to the survey.
Half relax before drive
More than half of the adults questioned said they calm their nerves before a drive by putting on soothing music before starting out.
RAC spokesman, Edmund King, said: "For many people, aggressive driving and traffic jams are the biggest cause of stress not just on the street but in their lives."
He added: "We should avoid the aggressive drivers by refusing to get involved in their road rage. We should avoid the traffic jams by being better prepared."
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