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70 per cent consider mobiles their biggest 'pet hate' on the roads

Date: 10/06/2014 07:04:23
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Mobile phone use is now the UK's biggest pet hate when on the road, a survey shows.

Almost 70 per cent of people surveyed by Warrantywise proclaimed that drivers using their mobile phones behind the wheel was the most annoying habit, reports fleetnews.co.uk.

Potholes came second in the list, with almost half of those questioned stating that they were a major cause of annoyance. 60 per cent suggested over/undertaking was a frustration, while a third of people cited drivers who do not indicate properly. 'Boy Racers' rounded out the top five, having been mentioned by 50 per cent of those surveyed.

Pedestrians and cyclists fared far better in the survey. 40 per cent felt that pedestrians on the roads were only a minor inconvenience, while only half felt the same about cyclists.

Richard Hodges, marketing manager at Warrantywise, said: "We're relieved that so many people consider mobile phones a major source of frustration. People that use phones whilst driving provide a clear and definite danger to other road users and we're glad this survey highlights that a great many UK drivers also take this view."

According to telegraph.co.uk, the Government has announced that the maximum fine for using a mobile phone behind the wheel is set to increase four-fold from £1,000 to £4,000 in the near future.

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