It probably doesn't seem like it right now, but according to a survey by a British car dealership named Carcraft, drivers are becoming friendlier and more patient.
--Three out of five drivers say they're happy to sit in traffic . . . without moving . . . until things clear up and they can get where they have to go. Only one in four say that they'd bail out and try to find an alternate route.
--One in three drivers SMILE at other drivers when they're trying to merge or change lanes . . . and one in five say they give a friendly wave. Women are more likely than men to wave or smile . . . and drivers over age 55 are LEAST likely to smile.
--And 30% of drivers say they'll sit and wait to merge until a space develops instead of being aggressive. A really small percentage of drivers say that they honk their horn or switch back-and-forth from lane to lane to try to get past other cars. (--They don't say how small the percentage is.)
--Only 3% of drivers say that they lose their temper in traffic and curse. But since the survey was done in Britain, is there ANY way these numbers apply here?