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Insurance company brands drivers from Rogaland. Region’s motorists amongst the worst in the country. If you have ever wondered about how motorists behave behind the wheel in Rogaland, you are not alone. The If Insurance Company, the Norwegian Council for Road Safety (Trygg Trafikk), and a sociologist agree. People drive badly in this district.Pushy How often have you experienced a car like the one pictured here in your rear-view mirror driving “without due car and attention”, as is written in the UK Highway Code? Berit Enoksen from Trygg Trafikk says it is not uncommon.

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Insurance company brands drivers from Rogaland

Published on Friday, 31st July, 2009 at 20:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Region’s motorists amongst the worst in the country.

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If you have ever wondered about how motorists behave behind the wheel in Rogaland, you are not alone. The If Insurance Company, the Norwegian Council for Road Safety (Trygg Trafikk), and a sociologist agree. People drive badly in this district.

Pushy

How often have you experienced a car like the one pictured here in your rear-view mirror driving “without due car and attention”, as is written in the UK Highway Code? Berit Enoksen from Trygg Trafikk says it is not uncommon.

“There are far too many who drive aggressively and impatiently in traffic in Rogaland. This is reflected in the accident statistics,” she tells Stavanger Aftenblad.

The paper reports that Rogaland has the third largest number of claims nationally, according to statistics released by If.

Roundabout culture

It’s particularly here that drivers often show their true colours too.

“When it comes to roundabouts, it can appear as though people are not aware of the driving rules. More accidents occur when ignorance comes on top of a markedly aggressive and careless attitude,” says Berit Enoksen from Trygg Trafikk.

Cocky and rich

And it’s not just aggressive driving that is the cause of so many these accidents, either. Rogaland has seen extremely good economic times recently.

“People from Rogaland appear to me as being very self-confident...and show all the signs of success, such as expensive cars and houses,” the sociologist Dag Inge Fjeld tells the paper.

Assistant head of public relations at If, Emma Elisabeth Vennesland, agrees.

“Often, it’s also people who can afford a knock or a speeding fine.”

However, one particular group is worse than others.

“Men around 50 are exceedingly self-confident of their own driving abilities and their car’s safety.

If insures approximately a third of the cars on Norwegian roads.




Published on Friday, 31st July, 2009 at 20:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: bad, drivers, roundabouts, cocky, pushy, aggressive, if, insurance, company, rich, rogaland, cars, roads.





  
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