Citygate PR: Data Breakdown

At Citygate, we carried out an online survey to find out what Brits think is the main cause of road accidents. With options covering everything from speeding to driving under the influence, we wanted to find out how much the UK knows about British road accidents.

We asked 10,000 Brits to give us their insight, with the results recorded below - segmented by gender, age bracket and location.

Topline results:

  • Speeding: 41.4% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 39.8% 
  • In-car distractions: 29.6% 
  • Driving under the influence: 29% 
  • Other road users: 21% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 10.4% 
  • Other: 1.8%


Males:

  • Speeding: 39.2% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 37.2% 
  • In-car distractions: 32.7% 
  • Driving under the influence: 26.6%
  • Other road users: 16.1% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 10.1% 
  • Other: 3.5%


Females:

  • Speeding: 47.6% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 45% 
  • In-car distractions: 34% 
  • Driving under the influence: 33.5% 
  • Other road users: 28.8% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 13.1% 
  • Other: 0.5%


18-24s:

  • Speeding: 43.5% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 40% 
  • In-car distractions: 34.1% 
  • Driving under the influence: 34.1% 
  • Other road users: 17.6% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 10.6%
  • Other: 1.2% 


25-34s:

  • Speeding: 47.1% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 45.1% 
  • In-car distractions: 39.2% 
  • Driving under the influence: 36.3% 
  • Other road users: 25.5% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 13.7% 
  • Other: 2%


35-44s:

  • Using a mobile phone: 42.1% 
  • Speeding: 38.2% 
  • In-car distractions: 34.2% 
  • Driving under the influence: 34.2% 
  • Other road users: 27.6% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 14.5% 
  • Other: 2.6%


45-54s:

  • Speeding: 42.6% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 41.2% 
  • In-car distractions: 26.5% 
  • Other road users: 22.1% 
  • Driving under the influence: 13.2% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 7.4% 
  • Other: 2.9%


55-64s:

  • Speeding: 46.4% 
  • In-car distractions: 25% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 25% 
  • Other road users: 17.9% 
  • Driving under the influence: 14.3% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 3.6% 
  • Other: 3.6%


65+:

  • Driving under the influence: 52.4% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 47.6% 
  • Speeding: 47.6% 
  • In-car distractions: 38.1% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 23.8% 
  • Other road users: 19%


England:

  • Speeding: 42.4% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 42.2% 
  • In-car distractions: 29.4% 
  • Driving under the influence: 29.4% 
  • Other road users: 22.1% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 10.3% 
  • Other: 2.2%


Scotland:

  • Speeding: 45.1% 
  • Driving under the influence: 33.3% 
  • In-car distractions: 27.5% 
  • Using a mobile phone: 27.5% 
  • Other road users: 17.6% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 15.7%


Wales:

  • Using a mobile phone: 37.5% 
  • Speeding: 29.2% 
  • In-car distractions: 20.8% 
  • Driving under the influence: 20.8% 
  • Other road users: 12.5% 
  • Faulty vehicles: 4.2%