Drivers aged 35 and under are responsible for the majority of frequent driving violations, research from Fulton Leasing has found.
The company surveyed 1,000 drivers aged between 18 and 65, and found that 12% of drivers aged 18-24 and 25-34 still use hand-held phones while driving.
Forty-five per cent of drivers aged 25-34 admit to accelerating through amber lights. Additionally, nearly 11% of them admitted to running a red light if they have just changed and no one is around, which is the highest percentage across all age groups.
Millennial drivers were also the most likely to tailgate, with 14% - the highest of any age category -
Tano Di Girolamo, managing director at Fulton Leasing, said: “A recent Highway England campaign raised awareness of just how dangerous tailgating can be, with one in eight road casualties caused by this habit.
“Using a mobile phone while driving will drastically impair a driver’s focus on the road and other cars around them.
“Our study found millennial motorists admit to these habits more than any other age group, which could leave them and motorists around them in serious danger.
“It is also surprising to see such a high admission rate for mobile phone across all age groups when technology such as Apple Car Play and Bluetooth connectivity is becoming more prevalent in standard equipment lists.
“A potential concern is that drivers might be using their phone for other purposes such as email or Internet browsing, which could put drivers at even greater risk”.
The survey also revealed that 14% of drivers aged 25-34 had a tendency to loiter in the middle lane of a motorway, while 9% of millennial drivers said they did not pay attention to blind spots.