Thursday 14th October 2010
Be Wiser Insurance

New research has revealed the worst habits of British drivers on the road. With more than 180,000 accidents happening on Britain’s road each year it is worrying that so many drivers are not concentrating on their vehicle.

According to a report from a leading high street retailer, eating and drinking behind the wheel was the biggest problem, with more than 40 per cent admitting to consuming food and beverages in the car during.

Driving when tired was common among around a third of motorists, with a fifth claiming that they drove without shoes or while wearing flip flops, the supermarket giant added. Other potential hazards reported include driving whilst talking or texting on a mobile phone, reading a map, tailgating and driving a vehicle with dirty windows which limits visibility.

These bad driving habits may not only affect those in control of the car but also passengers as more than 650,000 drivers have admitted to using second hand car seats for their children. In addition, almost 500,000 drivers said they had driven with a child under the age of seven when they were not in appropriate safety seating.

Such acts can lead to motoring convictions which can in turn result in people compromising their car insurance policies if they are viewed as a risk by cover companies. A spokeswoman from the company commented that it is "easy" to get complacent.

"Unfortunately, many motorists may not have considered the dangers behind some of their actions," she said.

Tagged In:

School drop-offs appear to be the main cause for return of the morning rush hour
Car Insurance
Friday 16th October 2020
Data from September showed traffic levels to up again during the typical morning rush hour times. It appears that this is due to people dropping children off at schools and nurseries rather than by commuters heading to places of work.
18% of UK drivers aged 17-24 admit to video calling whilst driving
Car Insurance
Monday 12th October 2020
A recent report has revealed that 18% of young UK drivers are taking video calls whilst driving, which is concerning to hear.
An ‘affordable’ Tesla could hit the car market by 2023
Car Insurance
Friday 9th October 2020
Elon Musk has announced upcoming plans for Tesla, including making an affordable electric car within the next 3 years.