1,500,000 Snapchats are taken on UK roads – and BMW drivers are the worst

Written by on April 4, 2017

More than 1,500,000 Snapchats are taken on roads in the UK.

Irresponsible motorists are ignoring new tougher penalties to pose for pictures of themselves behind the wheel – and BMW drivers are said to be the worst.

Earlier this month the government doubled the fine for those caught using a phone at the wheel to £200 and the penalty points to six.

However, this is not stopping motorists from using their phones nor stopping them from taking selfies whilst driving either.

And while only 3% of motorists surveyed admitted taking a selfie while driving, 1.5 million Snapchats are being sent while behind the wheel.

According to research by Halfords Autocentres, 1.5 million drivers (5%) confessed to using Snapchat whilst behind the wheel.

Although only 3% of motorists confessed to taking selfies whilst driving, this equates to a very large 1 million making it a huge issue on UK roads.

Those aged 18-24 are most guilty of taking selfies whilst driving, with 7% of them confessed to the crime.

However, it is the 25- 35 age group that are using Snapchat the most with 13% of them admitting to doing so.

Nearly 1 in 3 (32%) 25-35 year old’s openly admitted to still using their phones despite the government crackdown.

Despite the snap-happy issue, the research reveals speeding is still the largest issue, with 56% of motorists confessing to exceeding the legal limit.

 

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