Talking or texting behind the wheel is not only illegal but also the most hated driving habit

April 13, 2014

Talking or texting behind the wheel is not only illegal, it’s now the most hated driving habit according to new research. Tailgating, previously the number one most hated habit amongst motorists when the study was last conducted (back in 2010), now takes second place, cited by 42% of drivers as their motoring pet hate. Failing to indicate (35%), dangerous over-taking (30%) and middle lane cruisers (26%) complete the top five. Besides being annoying, the habits are of course also dangerous. Research suggests drivers are four times more likely to have an accident using a mobile phone whilst driving. The following show the % that hate the certain driving habit: Using a mobile phone to talk or text 47%, Tailgating 42%, Failing to indicate 35%, Dangerous overtaking 30%, Middle lane cruisers 26%, Last minute braking 23%, Undertaking 19%, Hesitant driving 12%, Being slow away from traffic lights 12%, Jumping the lights 10%

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