PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Fri, Apr 21, 2017
GETTYRight-handers are better drivers and southpaws get more speeding fines & parking tickets
For the latest research shows that left-handed drivers get one and a half times more speeding fines than right-handed motorists, and are more likely to get parking fines, and be involved in major accidents.
The study commissioned by Privilege Car Insurance has revealed that right-handers rule behind the wheel, beating their left-handed counterparts when it comes to driving.
Right-handed drivers are far less likely to receive speeding tickets than those who predominantly use their left hands, with left-handers receiving one and a half times, or 47 per cent, more fines than right-handers overall (28 per cent versus 19 per cent respectively).
Right-handed motorists are also less likely to receive parking fines than left-handed drivers (23 per cent versus 26 per cent).
Additionally, right-handers are involved in fewer car accidents, with motorists who have a preference for using their right hand responsible for one less accident than their left-handed counterparts over the course of a 60-year driving lifetime (eight accidents versus nine).
Even when it comes to points on their licences, right-handers come out best.
GETTYLeft-handers are more likely to get fined for speeding
Left-handers are likely to have 33 per cent more points on the record than right-handed drivers, even though the overall figures are reassuringly small (0.5 points versus 0.7 points on average).
we won't be amending our policies to take this detail into account anytime soon
Yet despite being poorer drivers overall, left-handers are more likely to pass their test first time round (53 per cent versus 49 per cent), and they also tend to have fewer minor bumps and scratches in the car than right-handers (38 per cent vs 35 per cent).Tue, April 4, 2017
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GETTYRight-handers are involved in fewer car accidents
Charlotte Fielding, the head of Privilege Car Insurance, which surveyed more than 1,400 drivers said: "There are lots of theories about whether or not being left handed or right handed affects your intelligence, creativity and artistic ability - so we wanted to examine this theory amongst drivers.
"While it's interesting to see that right-handers have come out on top almost across the board, people can rest assured that we won't be amending our policies to take this detail into account anytime soon."