Suncorp Group Ltd.

06/09/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/08/2021 17:04

New South Wales drivers sin-binned for poor form behind the wheel

Mate and state against state; the rivalry between the Blues and Maroons doesn't stop at the Stadium, with Suncorp Insurance research showing Queensland outplays New South Wales when it comes to road safety.

According to the research, Queensland drivers demonstrate better sportsmanship and lower instances of poor driver behaviour on a range of measures, while New South Wales rates higher on aggressive behaviour and lack of courtesy.

Nearly one in five New South Wales drivers (18%) believe it's ok to react to rage if another driver does so first, compared to 16% in Queensland.

Blues drivers are also more likely to have responded with physical (7%) or verbal (25%) aggression (5% and 23% in QLD).

'We're all probably guilty of getting hot-headed should a forward pass go unchallenged,' said a Suncorp spokesperson.

'But that kind of behaviour is better suited to behind the telly, not the wheel. Road rage is dangerous, not only because of the physical risk but also because it's highly distracting and can cause a serious accident.'

'No one plays a good game without training and preparation. Make sure your insurance coverage is up-to-date, and remember that dangerous driving is both a criminal offence and in some cases, will impact your insurance coverage.'