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Car insurance survey reveals improvement in driver behaviour

Car insurance survey reveals improvement in driver behaviour

Driver’s are becoming safer behind the wheel, at least that’s the conclusion which can be drawn following the results of a recent survey conducted by Sainsbury’s Car Insurance which found that fewer drivers are using mobiles while driving and there’re less likely to give into a fit of road rage compared to the findings of last year. According to the results of the Sainsbury’s Car Insurance poll, there’s been a reduction in the number of drivers choosing to get behind the wheel when tired, with 10% fewer doing so when compared to 2010. Drivers are also becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of using a mobile while driving with those admitting to using their phone while driving falling by almost 50% compared to last year’s figures. 6% say they have used their phone while driving, but at the same time the number of who have texted while sitting in the driver’s seat has fallen from 6% to 4% this year. This is especially good news as research has shown that driver reaction times are 50% slower when using a mobile so it is hoped the reduction in the number of drivers using phones while driving will lead to a fall in the number of accidents on UK roads. Overall driver safety seems to be improving with other encouraging statistics collected from the survey which include an increase in the number of people choosing to wear a seat belt, and also fewer people succumbing to road rage while driving, with 2% admitting to getting irate while driving.

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