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Foul-mouthed UK motorists turn the air blue every two and a half miles, according to a study.
Researchers who polled 2,000 drivers found they typically swear 41 times for every 100 miles travelled.
The typical motorist commutes 373 miles to and from work during an average month and in the process they’ll curse 152 times on average.
During a month of school runs, where 64 miles are covered on average, they’ll typically use a swear word 26 times.
Commissioned by Hyundai, the research found a whopping 84 per cent weren’t aware cursing or making rude gestures at fellow motorists counts as “disorderly behaviour” and could result in a fine.
Mr Fagan, who’s based at Goldsmiths University, said: “It’s interesting to see that British drivers swear as often as 41 times every 100 miles, the challenge is making sure drivers don’t cross over from ‘auto annoyance’ to ‘road rage’.
“There are ways that everyone can ensure they’re in a positive mindset when they get behind the wheel – from removing distractions, listening to peaceful music or eating some chocolate.”