Results of a survey by GEM Motoring Assist confirm we’re a nation guilty of double standards when it comes to the offences we commit and the penalties we expect.
The road safety and breakdown organisation’s survey of more than 3,000 of its members on the subject of distractions, offences and penalties showed that 11.4 per cent are prepared to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving, while 63 per cent admit to snacking behind the wheel.
The survey appears in the summer 2016 edition of Good Motoring, the quarterly magazine for GEM members.
Not only do thousands own up to breaking the law, they also admit to becoming dangerously distracted while driving, with 41.8 per cent admitting they tolerate more distractions at the wheel than they did 10 years ago.
And yet a staggering 75.8 per cent of motorists want to see more traffic police clamping down on law-breaking drivers.