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UK drivers baffled by basic rules of the road and car, Halfords survey finds

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The online survey has already been taken by over 4,500 drivers who were tested on areas ranging from road signs to the law on drink driving and was failed by 59% of participants.

The question that was answered wrong by the most drivers was ‘What is the blood alcohol limit for drivers in England in Wales’. In total, 69% of drivers tested did not know the legal alcohol limit. Scotland scored the highest on their knowledge on drink driving limits out of any other region, while drivers in East Anglia scored the least – a total of 74% of drivers tested from that area didn’t know the legal limit. In total 68% of men didn’t know the limit either.

When it comes to the differences between the sexes, female drivers beat male drivers on just two questions: ‘When checking the engine oil level, at what temperature should your engine be?’ and ‘You’re driving along a dual carriageway in a car; the speed limit is not stated but there are street lights lining the road. What is the speed limit?’

Just 11% of UK drivers answered all 10 questions correctly. Perhaps unsurprisingly those who have been driving for 1-6 months are the least roadworthy and scored the lowest out of everyone who used the tool while motorists who have been driving 20+ years are the most roadworthy. And Northern Ireland drivers were found to be the least roadworthy whereas the West Midlands came out on top.

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