71% of North West drivers are unaware of the legal alcohol limit

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  • 71% of people in the North West are unaware of the legal alcohol limit
  • 4% don’t know which lane to use on a clear motorway
  • But 78% knew just how much concentration levels were affected by illness
  • 34% in the North West do not know what the ‘no motor vehicles’ road sign means

Around three in five of the UK’s drivers are not ‘roadworthy’, according to a new survey.

The online tool built by Halfords Autocentres built an online tool testing UK drivers’ roadworthiness and found that 59 per cent of the UK did not pass. Just 11% of UK drivers answered all 10 questions correctly

From road signs to the law on drink driving, the public were tested with 10 questions relating to car maintenance and the rules of the road.

The quiz asked users for their gender, location and the length of time they’ve been driving for.

It then automatically collects user data each time it is played and has currently had over 130,000 plays.

The question answered incorrectly by the most drivers was ‘What is the blood alcohol limit for drivers in England in Wales?’ - 68 per cent of those quizzed did not know the legal alcohol limit. However, drivers in Scotland - where the limit has recently been lowered - scored the highest on their knowledge of drink driving limits.

Disturbingly - but perhaps unsurprisingly - those that have been driving for 1-6 months are the least roadworthy and scored the lowest out of everyone who used the tool - with those who have been driving 20+ years the most roadworthy.

You can take the quiz here.