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Are we a nation of potty-mouths behind the wheel?

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Some 43 per cent of motorists have admitted that they tend to eff and blind when behind the wheel - all the more so when they are being ordered around by a satnav device.

Research by Direct Line also revealed that women are more likely to swear than men, with innovative technology monitoring them and showing that nearly half of women used expletives when driving compared to 40 per cent of men.

Less than a third (31 per cent) of people who did not own a satnav resorted to using foul language when driving.

The younger generation lead the way with their potty-mouthed tendencies at the wheel, with over half of 20 to 29-year-olds using unsavoury language, compared to just 15 per cent of 40 to 49-year-olds.

It goes without saying that behaving in such a manner when in control of a vehicle is not an ideal way to carry on. As Simon Henrick, spokesperson for Direct Line car insurance, says: "The concern is that the use of aggressive language and offensive gestures towards other motorists can escalate an already stressful situation and it can also feel quite intimidating for passengers in the vehicle."ADNFCR-2576-ID-801556028-ADNFCR

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