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According to a new poll, 8 in 10 Canadians openly admit to having at least one bad driving habit. The survey was conducted by kanetix.ca, an online insurance quote comparison website.
The worst driving habits:
- 39% admit to eating behind the wheel
- 36% admit to speeding
- 18% admit to texting and talking
- 16% admit to following to closely
- 11% admit to road rage
- 10% admit to failing to signal
- 7% admit to weaving in and out of traffic
- 3% admit to parking illegally
- 2% admit to parking in handicap spaces
- 1% admit to driving in the carpool lane
Interestingly enough, 19% claim to “drive perfectly”. One person interviewed stated “I’m the best driver; I drive with my knees…”
And yet a survey by Allstate Insurance found a 7% drop in collisions over the past 2 years in Ontario, except that in the GTA, the collision rates increased. The survey found that in Toronto, Thornhill, Bolton, Markham and Brampton have the worst collision rates in the province.
The holiday season is creeping up upon us and the RIDE Campaigns have started. As of November 24, 2011, 40 people have died in alcohol-related crashes on OPP-patrolled roads and highways this year. Five days into the annual holiday RIDE Campaign, 17 people were arrested with DUIs, and 31 vehicles impounded.
What will it take for the message to be heard?
And..a further comment about driving in Ontario…Have you changed your winter tires yet??? Across Canada, about half of all drivers put winter tires on their vehicles. In Ontario, approximately 39% of drivers choose to do so. Studies show that snow tires help you stop 40% faster!
It’s odd that Ontarians are hesitating to make the change to snow tires when a poll from TD Insurance found that 25% of Ontarians admit to being anxious about winter driving.
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