Right-handed drivers better
IT’S official: right-handed people are better drivers.
A study has found left-handed drivers are more likely to get a speeding fine and cause more accidents. They are, however, also more likely to pass their driving test at their first attempt.
Researchers found that lefties get 50% more speeding fines than right-handed motorists, are more likely to get parking fines, and are more likely to be involved in major accidents.
Some 28% of left-handers said they had received a speeding fine, compared to 19% of right-handers. And 26% of lefthanders have received a parking fine compared to 23% of right-handers.
Left-handers are involved in more serious car accidents – having an average of nine significant incidents during their 60-year ‘driving life-time’, compared to eight for right-handed motorists.
The UK study, commissioned by Privilege Car Insurance, concluded: ‘Righthanders rule the road.’