Right-handed driv­ers bet­ter

Irish Daily Mail - - Life -

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.’

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