Statistics prove it: Quebecers believe that lack of courtesy on the road is a major problem. Some behaviours are more irritating than others.
In Québec, it is estimated that there are:
Sharing the road is therefore essential, especially since we are all, at times, either pedestrians, drivers or cyclists.
According to a survey we conducted in 2012, 81% of Quebecers believe that lack of courtesy on the road is a major problem.
However, 98% of respondents said that they were usually very or somewhat courteous.
It is often easier to blame others than to recognize one's own failings. However, most of the manoeuvres that are considered rude actually stem from a poor understanding of basic driving rules and the Highway Safety Code. In other cases, it is caused by distraction, stress or agitation caused by heavy traffic.
Taking matters into your own hands and getting even with another driver who has annoyed you risks making the situation worse and causing an accident.
Last update: September 12, 2016