1,500,000 admit using Snapchat on UK roads – BMW drivers are the worst
Despite the increase in penalties for motorists found posing for pictures behind the wheel, the figures show no signs of abating.
At the start of March, the UK government raised the maximum fine for phone or application use behind the wheel to £200 – doubling the previous penalty. In addition, offenders are also docked six points from their license.
The tougher fines have not done much in the way of deterring selfie-mad drivers with recent research by sources within the car industry, revealing that 1.5 million (5%) of drivers confessing to using Snapchat behind the wheel and 1 million (3%) admitted posing for selfies while on the roads.
BMW drivers came out worst, with 14% admitting to using Snapchat while driving.
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%) of 25-35 year olds 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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