What Makes You Happy Behind The Wheel?

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A recent study of 1,000 UK drivers has found out just exactly what continues our love affair with driving. The research was carried out by Hyundai and Patrick Fagan, behavioural psychologist from Goldsmiths University London.

They found there were two dominant emotions when driving – happiness and anger. Find out what made drivers angry on the roads and why women were understood to be angrier driver than men!

Happiness was linked to a sense of freedom when driving, with those questioned using the words freedom (51%), mobility (19%) and independence (10%) to describe why driving makes them happy.

When looking at what actually makes us happy behind the wheel,  84% of people said empty roads, 78% said the countryside and 69% the seaside,

The study also found that music also makes drivers happy, with eight our of 10 people nearly always listening to something whilst driving. Pop came top of the charts at 70% with rock followed closely behind at 61%, while Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody were the most popular tracks.

We asked our Twitter followers what made them happy behind the wheel.

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