Yorkshire drivers’ worst road habits uncovered

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Yorkshire drivers have confessed to their worst driving habits in a revealing survey.

Business driving experts Fuelcard Company has compiled a list of the top 10 bad habits admitted by motorists in the region.

Over 60 per cent confessed to two of the most dangerous offences - speeding and texting while driving. More than half of those quizzed agreed they were guilty of throwing rubbish out of the window, eating at the wheel or using a phone or hands-free device.

But fewer drivers were prepared to admit to being slow, with just 47 per cent saying they drove below the speed limit.

Thirty-two percent of respondents said they only indulged in bad behaviour when travelling alone, yet the same number of people claimed to be the best driver they know, and 43 per cent believe they are a better driver than their partner.

Nearly half confessed to suffering road rage, meaning that over a million Yorkshire drivers are at risk of outbursts.

Other bad practices identified in the study include driving without shoes singing while driving and committing sexual acts.

The top 10 bad habits are:-

1. Going too fast (66%)

2. Texting while driving (61%)

3. Throwing rubbish out of the window (60%)

4. Using the phone or hands-free (57%)

5. Eating at the wheel (54%)

6. Driving too close to other vehicles (49%)

7. Hogging the middle lane (48%)

8. Checking phone notifications (48%)

9. Going too slow (47%)

10. Smoking behind the wheel (46%)

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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