ii/ As discussed above, you are unlikely to be overly worried about car-jacking or kidnapping attempts just pottering around Stoke-on-Trent, but road rage is on the rise everywhere.
Yes, even in good old High Wycombe (HP11, HP12, HP13)!
One factor known to promote road rage is the annoyed driver’s perception that someone is driving up his ****!
In stop-start traffic, if you can always see the bottom of the driver in front’s tyres, you will not appear aggressively close in the driver’s rear view mirror.
Hence you are unlikely to evoke aggression in your Stoke-on-Trent neighbour :-).