Survey Reveals Quirky Driving Habits On UK Roads

A recent study conducted by, a price comparison site has revealed that most Brits get behind the wheels of their car while wearing high heels or slippers, while others confessed that they drive barefoot.

The survey polled 2000 drivers and around 25% of the drivers admitted to having driven around in their pyjamas. 10% of the drivers said they had taken their cars on the road while wearing slippers while 40% of the female drivers had said they had driven their cars in high heels.

Men aged 25-34 and females between 18-24 years were found most likely to take their car out while wearing slippers. Also, 22% of males also admitted to the questionable practice of driving with bare feet. When the same question was posed to women, an estimated 24% replied with an affirmative.

Aside from the matter of footwear, the site picked up various other dubious habits of drivers, which included the frustrating habit of women to apply make-up while driving. Around 10% women admitted to this practice. Men fared no better, with 15% having shaved behind the wheel.

Hilariously, in the battle to stay focussed on the road, women trumped their male counterparts with only 18% saying that they regularly looked around to check out attractive drivers in the vehicles around them, as opposed to 47% of male drivers.

Fun surveys aside, many experts have claimed that car insurance comparison websites may not always provide you with the best of car insurance quotes. Even those who do compare car insurance on such sites sometimes end up faring no better than the rest of the policy-seekers.

While using such sites, always check pre-selected answers while filling online forms since incorrect filling or incomplete forms may result in spiking up your premium price, which would mean you may not receive the insurance cover you wanted either.

Also, ensure that you have the option of multiple quotes so that you get the best of deals in the market. Using several car insurance comparison sites and getting car insurance quotes directly from insurers is one way to do so.

Also keep in mind that there are no unfavourable side-notes or conditions you’re not aware of that require you to pay additional amounts or stick with the same insurer after the policy period expires.

However, most importantly, don’t always fall for the cheapest of premiums. You should never be underinsured, even if this means buying more expensive policies. Also, fully comprehensive car insurance cover sure does look nice, but do you really need all that fire, theft and third-party protection? Bear in mind that fully comprehensive car insurance policies are also the most expensive.



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