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Mobile Phone Use and Littering Top List of Irritating Driving Habits

Jun 18, 2019
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Our latest study reveals which are the five most irritating driving habits and what penalties people feel appropriate for those caught.

  1. 1. Driving when using a mobile phone
  2. 2. Dropping litter out of a car
  3. 3. Not stopping at zebra crossings
  4. 4. Tail-gating
  5. 5. Failing to indicate

What penalty for drivers who use their mobile phone?

No penalty 4.9%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 27.1%

Driving ban for a month 14.1%

Community service 2.3%

Custodial sentence 17.7%

On the spot fine of up to £500 27.5%

Be sent on driving awareness course 6.4%

What penalty for drivers who drop litter out of a car?

No penalty 7.8%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 4.8%

Driving ban for a month 5.6%

Community service 19.6%

Custodial sentence 5.8%

On the spot fine of up to £500 52.1%

Be sent on driving awareness course 4.4%

What penalty for drivers who don’t stop at zebra crossings?

No penalty 11.0%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 19.4%

Driving ban for a month 13.0%

Community service 3.3%

Custodial sentence 13.3%

On the spot fine of up to £500 18.1%

Be sent on driving awareness course 21.8%

What penalty for tail-gaters?

No penalty 16.4%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 15.5%

Driving ban for a month 10.6%

Community service 2.2%

Custodial sentence 4.4%

On the spot fine of up to £500 21.8%

Be sent on driving awareness course 29.1%

What penalty for motorists who don’t use their indicators?

No penalty 20.1%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 8.8%

Driving ban for a month 8.6%

Community service 3.0%

Custodial sentence 5.4%

On the spot fine of up to £500 12.7%

Be sent on driving awareness course 41.4%

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