Drivers are ignoring safety warnings on the dashboard

Two thirds of UK drivers are on a death wish, according to a survey by esure.

The report said that two in three drivers delayed a trip to a garage despite being aware of a fault with their vehicle. It also found that one in five drivers ignored warning lights on the car dashboard.

That might have something to do with the fact that over 70% of them do not know what all the warning symbols mean in the first place; including 2% who are apparently dumfounded as to the meaning of low fuel warning.

Women are more likely to avoid a trip to the garage for financial reasons, with three times the amount of women than men admitting to spending money on a new outfit, instead of fixing a fault with their vehicle.

Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting at esure, urged all drivers to “check their dashboard for any warning lights the next time they are in the car” and, if unsure about what a specific light means, to check their manual or take their car to the local garage for it to be looked at.

That being the case, Backchat hopes that if they can’t read symbols, motorists can read maps.