Kwick fit have released the findings if their survey into the most annoying things drivers do.
Kwik Fit has revealed that hand-held mobile phone use behind the wheel is the most hated motoring habit in the country. It was, therefore, cited by forty-seven percent of its survey respondents. And it seems that older people find it more infuriating than youngsters. As such, sixty-two percent of those aged sixty-five plus named it first compared to only thirty-eight percent of those from eighteen to twenty-four. Using a hand-held mobile is also illegal and potentially dangerous. The offender can, therefore, receive a fixed penalty notice for one-hundred pounds and three penalty points on his/her licence. The latter can increase the cost of motor insurance. Furthermore, some offenders face a court where the penalty could rise to one-thousand pounds and a ban. The implications for professional drivers – such as those responsible for buses and heavy goods vehicles – are higher still. The Kwik Fit survey revealed other irritations too. Tailgating – that was the most hated habit of the last survey in 2010 – has slipped to second spot as it was only named by forty-two percent of the survey respondents. This was followed by failing to indicate in third position (thirty-five percent), dangerous overtaking in fourth (thirty percent), and middle lane cruisers in fifth (twenty-six percent).
Most Hated Motoring Habits In The United Kingdom
The Kwik Fit survey revealed a wider range of irritations than phone use, etc. The full list – that incorporates the views of more than two-thousand adults in the United Kingdom
Kwik Fit Boss Discusses Bad Motoring Habits
Kwik Fit Director of Communications, Roger Griggs, revealed: “These driving habits aren’t just annoying, they are dangerous and some of them against the law. You’re four times more likely to have an accident if you use a mobile while driving (based on information from the Department for Transport’s THINK! Campaign) in addition to the frustration it causes for fellow motorists. Mr Griggs added: “And with on-the-spot penalties for motorists who hog the middle lane, tailgate or cut-up other vehicles being introduced last year, it highlights just how serious these anti-social driving behaviours are being taken.”
Britain’s Top Ten Most Hated Road Habits
|This driving habit:||..is hated by this proportion of drivers:|
|Using a mobile handset to talk/text||47%|
|Failing to indicate||35%|
|Middle lane cruisers||26%|
|Last minute braking||23%|
|Being slow away from traffic lights||12%|
|Jumping the lights||10%|
Tue, 22 Apr 2014