Who are the worst drivers.
There has always been speculation over who are the worst drivers. Some would blame the elderly for driving offences. Many others would claim that this title belongs to new drivers and teenagers. However, a new study shows clearly that the blame belongs to the younger Generation aged between 25 and 34.
An AA-Populous poll on bad driving habits has been released. 21,741 AA members have agreed to complete the poll. The results are damning to the Young drivers. 87% of drivers aged 25-34 admitted to breaking too hard or too late. Young drivers have also been known to drive when tired, a condition as dangerous as drunk driving. In fact, 87% of them have admitted to driving tired at least once if not more. Almost 9 out of 10 25-34 year olds also admit to adjusting in-car technology while driving.
That is, changing music on the radio, fiddling with the Bluetooth and sat nav. Another favorite multitasking activity of the Y Generation is apparently eating. 8 out of 10 of them have said that they eat and drink while driving. Tailgating is another problem. By tailgating, or being too close to the car in front, an accident can occur if the car ahead breaks suddenly. 71% of the Y Generation have said that they tailgate. Not indicating when turning is both a dangerous bad habit and a nuisance. 66% of 25-34 year olds do this often as well.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. This is also a bad driving habit common with all age groups. However, 25-34 year olds are known for this. In fact, 89% have admitted to breaking the speed limit at least once in the last year. To make matters worse, 26% have broken the speed limit at least once a week in that year. Let’s not forget the older generations. 45-54 year olds and 55-64 year olds fair no better. 90% of them admitted to the worst type of bad driving.
Men Vs. Women.
Women are the number one culprits of unsuitable footwear. 41% of all women have at least once, if not often, worn inappropriate shoes while driving. On the other hand, only 19% of men have done this. Male drivers, however, are impatient and thus reckless. 51% have admitted to undertaking while only 37% of women have this annoying bad habit. Also, 29% of men have said that they speed on a weekly basis and of which 9% speed every time they drive. In comparison, women are less reckless. Only 19% say they speed once a week and only 4% of women do so every time they get behind the wheel.
So many bad habits, so many bad drivers, but who is the worst? After looking at the statistics and comparing the results it is safe to say that the worst drivers in the United Kingdom are those aged 25-34. Whether it is their love for multitasking, their speeding, or their lack of knowledge on the use of breaks, the Young Generation takes the gold. Perhaps they are overworked leading to the tired and hungry drivers that they are. Whatever the reason, 25-34 year olds admit to regularly exhibiting 11 out 12 possible bad driving habits.