Lesser careless driving penalties can also be issued for a range of simple offences with many drivers also not aware of the consequences.
Almost three-quarters of road users were not aware deliberately splashing pedestrians was against the law.
Warning other drivers about upcoming speed traps is an offence but was not known by 64 percent of those surveyed.
Almost one in two said they were not aware smoking in the car with someone under the age of 18 was an offence.
Meanwhile, 40 percent were not aware they cannot drive their friend’s car without the correct insurance.
According to the AA, careless driving penalties could see drivers issued an unlimited fine and between three and nine penalty points.
He warns this would likely lead to “increased” car insurance costs which would be a blow for road users.
“These infringements could also potentially invalidate their claims, increasing the cost of insurance and making it difficult to find an insurer to cover them at all.”
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