Older Drivers More Helpful If Your Car Breaks Down

by Tanya Thomas on  August 3, 2011 at 11:45 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Older drivers are much more likely to help in the event of a car breakdown, a new survey has revealed.

According to the AA/Populus poll, as many as 24 per cent of those polled would be concerned that a request for help could be a con trick, reports Scotsman.
 Older Drivers More Helpful If Your Car Breaks Down
Older Drivers More Helpful If Your Car Breaks Down

Scottish drivers are most likely to offer assistance at the scene of a breakdown, while Londoners would be least likely to stop and help.

Asked what they would do if they saw someone who had appeared to break down on any road other than a motorway, 12 per cent said they would certainly not stop.

Only 10 per cent of over-65s, but 16 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds would certainly not stop.

The poll found 61 per cent would stop but only if they thought it was safe and that they could help, while 22 per cent reckoned most people had mobile phones so could seek assistance themselves.

More affluent drivers were more likely to stop than semi-skilled or unemployed drivers.

Source: ANI

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