Young drivers are biggest speeding offenders, survey reveals

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Research commissioned by OnePoll has revealed that drivers in the 18-24 age group are the biggest speeding offenders. According to the survey, more than two thirds (67%) admitted frequently breaking speed limits.

Overall, the survey, which questioned 1,000 people aged between 18 and 65 years old, revealed almost a quarter (23%) of respondents admitted regularly speeding, the Mirror reports.

The worst age group for texting while driving was drivers aged between 25 and 34, with nearly a fifth (19%) revealing this as their most common dangerous driving habit.

This figure comes despite statistics showing using a phone at the wheel makes it four times more likely to be involved in an incident.

Motorists caught using their phone behind the wheel could also face disqualification and a maximum fine of £1,000.

Furthermore, government statistics reveal the use of a mobile phone was a contributing factor in 21 fatal accidents and 84 serious accidents that occurred in 2014.

The survey also revealed that many motorists were unaware eating at the wheel could result in them being convicted for driving without due care and attention.

Nearly a third (30%) of drivers aged between 25 and 34 admitted regularly eating and drinking while driving, with women more likely to eat while commuting (18%) than men (14%).

Although eating whilst driving a vehicle is not a criminal offence, if you're not in full control of your car while you do so, you could receive three to nine penalty points and a £100 fine as a minimum.

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