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Research finding of the week

From the Chicago Tribune:

"Drivers of cars with bumper stickers, window decals, personalized license plates and other "territorial markers" not only get mad when someone cuts into their lane or is slow to respond to a traffic light, they also are far more likely than others to use their vehicles to express rage —by honking, tailgating and other aggressive behavior".

What's more, sticker content has no bearing on the level of aggression etc etc, so transferring the findings to these parts, one is as likely to get hooted at by Save the Whales / Baby on Board types as much as 'Don't follow me, follow Generic FC' sticker sporters.

I cannot think of any car sticker equivalent of those carried by American right wingers. Maybe we feel less of a need to display something we already know and nobody else cares about, or more likely there is the prospect of some freedom-loving Socialist key-ing the paint work.

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Anonymous Geoff said... 11:58 pm

Guernsey don't have a letter on their plates - it's just a number. I have a mate whose number plate is simply "7".

Nothing else, just "7".

He took it to the UK once and tried to drive it from Portsmouth to the North but was stopped by the police on the motorway every couple of miles. It's obviously 100% legal but he's decided it's just too much hassle to ever take it to the UK again and he's forced to rent hire cars when he visits the UK now.  



Blogger hatfield girl said... 1:26 pm

It's male drivers in hats that scare me. It may be a continental thing.  



Blogger Yak40 said... 2:38 pm

prospect of some freedom-loving Socialist key-ing the paint work.


Yes, lefties are so tolerant aren't they ?  



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