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03rd Apr 2017

These are the counties in Ireland with the worst behaved drivers

Laura Holland

Where does your county rank?

A recent survey conducted by The AA has revealed the counties with the worst behaved drivers. The results have come from a survey of over 7,000 people who answered based on their own experience in each county.

The county that was chosen as the worst was Dublin, followed by Donegal and Cork. Rounding off the top five were Kerry and Kildare.

The top ten counties were as follows:

  1. Dublin
  2. Donegal
  3. Cork
  4. Kerry
  5. Kildare
  6. Galway
  7. Limerick
  8. Mayo
  9. Wicklow
  10. Wexford

Commenting on the results, Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs, said:

“While this was perhaps a less serious question than others we regularly ask motorists, it is an opportunity to highlight the increasingly common issue on Irish roads of rudeness and poor driver behaviour. Every day we come across cases of dangerous overtaking, drivers failing to acknowledge the right of way and motorists ignoring many rules of the road.

Because we do it so often we tend to underappreciate how dangerous driving truly is and these kinds of behaviour not only put the offending motorist at greater risk of being involved in an incident, but can also increase the risk to other drivers and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.”