Drivers in their thirties know least about road rules, Bolton motoring group finds
DRIVERS in their thirties know least about the rules of the road, according to a Bolton driving group.
Those aged under 30 fared best in the Highway Code quiz — carried out by Bolton and District Advanced Motorists — followed by people aged 40 and over.
The test included questions about what distance people should leave between you and the car in front, what is the nearest you may park your vehicle to a junction and how you should apply the footbrake in an emergency when the car has anti-locking brakes.
People aged in their 30s scored nearly a mark less than other age groups.
The group, which is a registered charity, challenged 73 people to the test at an Emergency Services Day at The Trafford Centre.
People entered the competition for the chance to win a skid pan experience organised by Car Control Centres Limited. It assists in what to do when a car skids.
Only eight people answered all of the questions correctly.
Katherine Whittle, publicity officer of Bolton and District Advanced Motorists, said: “We give drivers on our courses a copy of the Highway Code because we know many people don’t look at it again after they’ve passed their driving test. However, it’s interesting that this survey provides some evidence that older drivers are brushing up on their knowledge of the Highway Code.
“Any driver, who is interested in improving their driving skills, including knowledge of the Highway Code, is welcome to join the group’s next advanced driving course.”
Hayley Williams Higson, from Farnworth, scored 100 per cent and won the prize following a draw.
The group’s next advanced driving course will start on Wednesday, October 30, at 7.10pm at The Lostock Parish Centre in Tempest Road.
People can call Annette Gamble on 0161 797 1084 for more information.
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