Two-thirds of drivers are hypocrites on the road, study finds

Staff writer
Embargoed to 0001 Thursday September 21 POSED BY MODEL File photo dated 13/08/14 of a woman using a mobile phone while driving. Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled, research suggests.
Embargoed to 0001 Thursday September 21 POSED BY MODEL File photo dated 13/08/14 of a woman using a mobile phone while driving. Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled, research suggests.

A recent survey of drivers across the UK has found that 65 per cent admit to dangerous or discourteous behaviour while driving – of the sort that irritates them the most when committed by other road users.

Despite offences such as failing to indicate, leaving full-beam headlights on or using a mobile phone at the wheel being cited as some of the most annoying behaviours on the road, drivers grudgingly admitted to being guilty of these same offences.