Would you pass your driving test again?
A poll of 2,481 Britons by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has found that 3 in 4 drivers who hold a full driving licence don’t believe they would pass their driving test if they had to retake it tomorrow.
They also discovered that almost all drivers admit to having picked up bad habits, the most common habits being: driving with one hand on the steering wheel – 66%; using gadgets whilst driving (i.e. mobile phone, sat nav etc.) – 59%; eating and drinking whilst driving – 55%; running amber/red traffic lights – 52%; lack of observation – 50%; speeding without realising – 48%.
10% of participants even stated that they would fail a retest due to ‘general dangerous driving’.
Respondents were first asked ‘Do you think that you would pass your driving test again if you were to take it tomorrow?’ to which 74% of respondents confessed that they didn’t think that they would pass. When these respondents were asked why they believed they would fail, almost all respondents (92%) admitted that they’ve picked up bad habits since passing their driving test.
‘Whilst things like driving one-handed and eating & drinking behind the wheel aren’t illegal, if you’re spotted by the police and they feel you’re not in full control of your vehicle, driving carelessly, you can still get into trouble’, said George Charles, spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk.
‘It’s common sense to pull over when tired, so it should also be common sense to pull over to eat where it’s safe to do so. Trying to do this whilst driving can diminish your concentration on the road, and it only takes a split second for something to go wrong.’