Majority of drivers confused by road signs

Fewer than 10% of British motorists can identify road signs correctly, according to a recent study.

Fewer than 10% of British motorists can identify road signs correctly, according to a recent study.

Brindley Garages Group quizzed over 1,700 drivers, challenging them to identify common UK road signs like ‘no entry’ and ‘vehicles may pass either side’.

Findings included:

  • Fewer than 10% could identify the road signs correctly, indicating the majority of Brits need to go back to driving school – or at least take their theory test again!
  • New drivers aged 18-24 (Gen Z) had the worst knowledge, suggesting standards could be slipping – while Ger Xers (aged 45-54) and Baby Boomers (55+) scored highest, proving that years bring wisdom on the road.
  • North East drivers scored best overall, while motorists in the North West and South West did worst, revealing serious knowledge gaps when it comes to the Highway Code.
  • Shockingly, a quarter didn’t know ‘mini-roundabout ahead’ – while over half couldn’t identify ‘no buses permitted’!

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