Belfast commuters 'angriest' in UK

Belfast commuters 'angriest' in UK

Commuters across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are clocking up enough miles every year to take them to New York and back again, a survey has found - with Belfast commuters said to be the angriest in the UK.

Only 15% of drivers enjoy their commute, according to the poll by Allianz Your Cover.

But 70% are left downright miserable by the experience and almost a fifth long for better driving from their fellow commuters.

While Belfast commuters may be angry, the city doesn't feature in the top five worst places to travel to and from for work.

Coventry appears at the top of that particular list, followed by Gloucester, Sheffield, Portsmouth and Liverpool - while Northampton is said to be the best area for commuters.

Around 75% of drivers there actually enjoy their daily journey to work.

Also said to be good destinations were Newcastle upon Tyne, Worcester, Norwich and Cardiff.

But, based on the survey, around a third of commuters arrive at work already frazzled.

"People are spending nearly an hour a day commuting and a third are frazzled before even arriving at work - feeling rushed, stressed and anxious from their morning journey - which is isn't a good way to start the working day," Jon Lott, from Allianz Your Cover Insurance, said.

On the list of things that could improve the situation for those surveyed were cheaper fuel (43%), a travelling companion (10%) or even a better job and nicer work colleagues to go to (20%)!


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