two thirds of motorists feel a reliance on cameras as well as a lack of web traffic officers indicate specific driving offences go unpunished, a new research study has found.
When asked which offences motorists felt other motorists might get away with, 65 per cent of the 19,500 people who took part in the research study stated those guilty of careless driving (which includes tailgating as well as middle lane hogging) were unlikely to be caught as well as punished.
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A additionally 55 per cent stated motorists might get away with driving a cars and truck in an unroadworthy condition, while 54 per cent felt it was possible to utilize a hand-held smart phone behind the wheel with impunity.
The study, commissioned by the AA, likewise discovered that 65 per cent of motorists felt there was no visible authorities existence on their regional roads, while a additionally 43 per cent stated there was no visible existence on motorways.
Those impressions are backed up by official statistics, too: figures unearthed last year by the press association discovered the number of web traffic officers in the UK had fallen by a third over 10 years, from 3,766 in 2007 to 2,643 in 2017.