EXCLUSIVE: Sheffield drivers' bad habits

More than a tenth of city motorists text at the wheel.

Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 2:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:32 pm
Not textbook behaviour

Jennings Motor Group carried out a survey of more than 1,200 UK motorists to determine what type of wheelman and woman is considered worst. And which car brands are associated with bad driving.

Findings reveal 21.6% of Sheffield motorists believe BMW drivers are worst while 98.3% say Kia drivers are safest.

Sheffield motorists' bad driving hit list at a glance

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The study highlights bad habits local motorists admit to having as well as driving laws they want to change:

Some 13.5% have parked in a disabled space at least once, 10.8% have used their phone while driving and 16.2% have jumped a red light.

Almost two thirds have undertaken on the motorway, 16.2% want age of qualified drivers to be raised to 20 and 8.1% want driving licences to be scrapped for over 75s.

Below league table reveals drivers Sheffield motorists believe are worst:

Sign of the times as disabled bays abused

White van drivers: 40.5%

Boy racers: 37.8%

Pensioners: 27%

School run parents: 10.8%

UK's worst wheelmen and women infographic

Lorry drivers: 10.8%

Women: 5.4%

Men: 5.4%

Learner drivers: 2.7%

BMW owners branded worst Sheffield drivers

Jennings Motor Group digital marketing manager Dale Gillespie said: “It’s interesting to see how people view drivers of different car brands.

"BMW drivers have always had a reputation for being aggressive and flouting the law - parking in disabled bays, jumping red lights and undertaking on the motorway etc - yet many of the motorist surveyed admitted to having committed these or similar offences.

“Owning a car is a privilege. All motorists have a responsibility to other road users, passengers and pedestrians to drive carefully, obey the law and remain safe on the road.”

Sheffield motorists' bad driving hit list at a glance
Sign of the times as disabled bays abused
UK's worst wheelmen and women infographic
BMW owners branded worst Sheffield drivers