Drivers predict future gridlock

A major new survey by the RAC has revealed that more than half of drivers (51%) think Britain's roads will be gridlocked in the next 20 years.

The poll of 1,116 British motorists also showed that three in four want the legal drink-drive limit to be reduced from the current level of 80mg of alcohol to 50mg.

Meanwhile, road rage and inconsiderate driving was seen as far more of a nuisance than congestion, with nearly a third of those questioned having been a victim of driving behaviour which had left them feeling physically threatened. Despite this, half admitted to shouting, swearing and making rude gestures themselves.

RAC motoring strategist Adrian Tink said: "The campaign against drink-driving has been one of the success stories of the last 20 years, and RAC shares the clear public appetite for Government to get even tougher with a lower drink-drive limit."

He added: "It's worrying that millions of motorists are victims of a driving behaviour (road rage) that didn't even have a name 20 years ago. But despite motorists being victims themselves, it's shocking that even more drivers are prepared to admit to swearing, rudely gesturing and shouting at other drivers.

"This worrying behaviour becomes downright dangerous when you consider they are behind the wheel of a tonne and a half of metal."

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