Motorists who pass 2nd time are safest drivers

275x250.jpgMotorists who pass their driving test second time round are the safest on the roads, a study has revealed.

Researchers have found those who pass on their second attempt have fewer points on their licence, are less likely to suffer road rage or be stopped by police.
 
They are also less prone to being cautioned for using their mobile phone behind the wheel, have had the fewest accidents in the last five years, and are unlikely to scare passengers with their driving.
 
However, the research found that those who took more than two attempts to pass have more bad driving habits.
 
Drivers who need a dismal four, five or six efforts before making the grade have the worst record behind the wheel -- who would have guessed.
A spokesperson for Continental Tyres which surveyed 6,200 motorists on their driving history and skills said: "It seems that second time around is perfect when it comes to the best drivers.
 
"Second time passers appear to fare better, especially when it comes to driving safely and considerately. Perhaps this is down to concentrating more and taking into account different road conditions and other drivers.
 
"First time passers know how to handle a car but some might be over-confident and that can quickly lead to recklessness."
 
The nationwide survey of 17-65 year old motorists quizzed them on 20 aspects of their driving life - including who would feel confident teaching others to drive, who have been issued parking tickets and how often they take their eyes off the road.
 
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