Four out of every five drivers claim to have been victims of road rage, according to a recently-published study.
The research conducted by Co-op Insurance, over a 16 month period up to July 2021, found 80% of young motorists experienced another vehicle driving too close to them.
Young drivers complained they had frequently faced disrespectful gestures and swearing on the road.
Isabella Grace, 19-years-old, from Digbeth said: “I have faced tailgating and people honking at me to drive faster.
“It has made me feel very anxious and scared when on the road.”
Two out of every five motorists above the age of 26 have flashed their lights in frustration at another driver.
Ashar Khan, 46, admitted driving too close to a car in front.
“There should be set routes for learner drivers to practise at.
“If they drive on the main roads, it makes it difficult for me to get to where I want on time.”
A speed limit of 30mph currently applies to roads with street lighting.
In 2021, 152 speeding tickets were issued to drivers exceeding this limit.
Charles Offord, managing director of Co-op Insurance, said: “It is intolerable that learner drivers are feeling unsafe and pressured.
“The speeding limits and driving laws are in place for everyone to follow, not only learners.”