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24 million Brits admit to reckless driving

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09/09/2008

A whopping 24 million British motorists admit to having dangerous driving habits, according to comparison site Confused.

The youngest drivers seem to be the most blasé about their driving faults, with 6% claiming to have no driving faults at all, compared with 34% of their more vigilant 55+ year-old driving counterparts.

Despite this whiter-than-white claim, 17-24 year olds are the worst driving offenders, with three in four claiming to often drive with one hand on the wheel and nearly one in three frequently breaking the speed limit.

Londoners have the poorest overall road manners, with 26% often forgetting to thank other motorists, 40% admitting to frequently speeding and 30% failing to indicate when turning. Wales fared the best, with 31% claiming that they had not picked up any bad driving habits at all.

Simon Lamble, product director at Confused, said: “It is so important to be vigilant when driving on Britain’s roads, despite how good a driver you may think you are. Driving over the speed limit, eating and drinking at the wheel, and driving with one hand are all potentially dangerous habits which reduce your vehicle control. It is particularly shocking that younger drivers and London motorists are the most reckless, as their insurance premiums tend to the highest, initially.

“On average, a driver with three points will see premiums leap by 7%, rising to 25% for six points, and 50% for nine points. While nobody is perfect, we would advise motorists to take more care when driving. Planning your route and allowing extra time should reduce erratic driving behaviour, while recognising and trying to rectify your bad driving habits should result in less accidents and a reduction in convictions.”

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