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Study: Driving Habits Of The Europeans - 2013

  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Europe as we all know is divided into many different countries, and therefore many different habits and customs. Habits that are not only visible in clothing, food and even language, but also manners; driving manners to be precise.

In a recent research conducted in 7 European countries (France, Spain Italy, Sweden, UK, Belgium, Germany), the trademark habits for each country was highlighted by their driving manners, or in many cases, the lack thereof.

For example, the Spanish honk their honks a lot, the Swedes use their mobile phones while driving (using hands free sets), the Italians don't always put on their safety belt. But of the 7 countries, everyone agrees that the Swedes are the most responsible drivers, followed by Germany and the UK.

The Germans are those that drive the longest without a break, with an average of 3H43 of driving, against 2H45 for the French and Spaniards. 25% of the drivers in Belgium declare knowing that they are well over the DUi limit but still drive. Only 4% of Spaniards and 3% of Swedes admit it.

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In almost all countries, except the UK, most people surveyed thought that alcohol and drug use was the biggest reason there were so many fatal accidents on the road. The British thought that the biggest reason was "inattention". But for driving on the motorways, all surveyed people stated that "excessive speed kills" before the 2nd reason of "falling asleep behind the wheel". Italy was seen as the country with the least responsible drivers, followed by Spain and then France.

It's interesting to see that each country has its own specifics. But this was all about car drivers. I wonder how different it would be for motorcycle riders.

Via: Le Parisien

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