December 11, 2009 19:00 ET

One in Five Motorists Think They Would Fail Their Test

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2009) - Most drivers pick up bad habits as they get older, but one in five motorists think they would fail their driving test if they took it again according to Swinton.

Swinton, the UK's leading high street retailer of car insurance surveyed 1,282 customers online and found that 18% of them thought that if they took their test again they would be unsuccessful.

Motorists admitted that changing lanes without indicating would be the main reason why they think they would fail their test.

The top five bad habits that people admitted to picking up are:

1. Changing lanes without signalling

2. Rushing through an amber light

3. Speeding

4. Queue jumping

5. Not wearing a seatbelt

Steve Chelton, insurance Development Manager for Swinton car insurance said "Having passed a test it is easy to forget what skills qualify you being on the road in the first place. Refresher courses are a good way for motorists to ensure they maintain a safe and competent level of driving."

About Swinton

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

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