Half of motorists admit bad habits

Many motorists are guilty of eating and driving, according to a survey out today.

Some late-running drivers finish dressing while at the wheel while others put on make-up, the poll from Co-operative Insurance found.

As many as 53 per cent of the 3,000 people polled admitted eating or consuming soft drinks while driving, with 12 per cent smoking. Some 11 per cent prepared for meetings at the wheel, while 7 per cent illegally spoke on mobile phones and 6 per cent put on make-up or got dressed.

Overall, 54 per cent of those polled admitted to irresponsible driving habits.