Friday 19 January 2018

Drivers like to make a splash -- on pedestrians in the rain

Mischievous motorists are happy to make a splash by deliberately soaking pedestrians in wet conditions, according to a survey.

As many as 39pc of drivers admitted to laughing if they saw a splashed pedestrian, while 16pc have splashed on purpose.

Of the 2,000 drivers questioned, 26pc said they had soaked someone by accident, but 55pc said that they went out of their way to avoid puddles in the road to try to keep pedestrians soak-free.


Of those who had splashed pedestrians, 12pc stopped to apologise but 17pc did nothing and 16pc laughed.

The poll, by the webuyanycar company, showed that 44pc believed splashing to be illegal, 23pc thought it was not and 32pc did not know.

A spokesman said: "There seems to be a clear split on people's sense of humour and while some people may find this amusing, driving through puddles is not only inconsiderate but can also be dangerous.

"When conditions are bad, it's important that we all act safely," the spokesman added.

Irish Independent

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