Texting makes bikers mad

Drivers texting gets UK bikers madder than anything else (header)
Drivers texting on mobile phones angers motorbike riders more than any other bad habit on the road.

1,000 UK bikers were asked to give different potential scenarios a score out of 10 to determine what makes riders angriest.

The overwhelming winner of the survey was texting whilst driving, claiming a road rage ranking of 86.5 per cent.

Bike blindness scored 83.2 per cent in the survey while getting cut up on the road got a road rage ranking of 82.5 per cent.

The survey was conducted by Jennings Motor Group, a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Suzuki anger

While the survey looked at what got motorcyclists fuming, it also looked at which riders were the angriest.

Suzuki riders topped the angry charts with a road rage ranking of 71 per cent with Harley-Davidson and Triumph riders just behind with road rage rankings of 68.7 and 67 per cent respectively.

At the opposite end of the scale, BMW riders had the lowest average road rage ranking of just 62 per cent.

Sohail Khan, Director Jennings Harley Davidson, said: “We wanted to highlight the fears that many motorcyclists have around riding on the road, and the ignorance that often comes with motorcyclists’ safety.

“It was important for us to show the severity of their fears [about] sharing the road with car drivers.”

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