The poll, conducted by Total UK, quizzed more than 2,000 drivers nationwide about their habits behind the wheel.
Nearly half of the people questioned in the survey (48%) admitted that they would park on a double yellow line if they had an urgent letter to post and the post office was shutting in five minutes, risking the wrath of the traffic warden. Around a quarter of people (24%) would also risk points on their licence and a speeding fine by running through a speed camera if they were late for a job interview.
When it comes to damaging their own vehicle UK’s drivers are again willing to risk costly repairs if the perceived benefits outweigh the costs. Just over a quarter of drivers (28%) would continue driving on an empty tank if they had a table booked at a sought after restaurant and were already half an hour late. In addition, 16% of drivers would risk damaging their car by driving too fast over speed bumps.
Bad driving manners also seem to mean a lack of consideration for the safety and comfort of fellow drivers. 30% of drivers said they would tailgate the driver in front to stop others cutting in ahead of them in a jam and nearly one in four (25%) would park in a disabled bay when picking up bare essentials at a supermarket if all other spaces were full up.