A cautionary note arrives in the form of a new study, which has revealed one in four motorists admit regularly taking risks on our roads. Researchers found millions of drivers flout laws whilst behind the wheel, with speeding still the most common issue.

Almost half of the 2,000 motorists who took part in the study admitted regularly exceeding the 70mph motorway speed limit, while a quarter said they often set off on a journey without wearing a seatbelt.

A third of those polled are guilty of the less serious offence of having a dirty number plate and 11 per cent have smoked in a car with a passenger under the age of 18 in the car.

We always go by the old adage; better be safe than sorry.

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