Canada's Dangerous Drivers Are Mostly Found In The Prairie Provinces

The rest of the country isn't much better!
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Most Dangerous Drivers In Canada Are In The Prairie Provinces

What are your habits behind the wheel? Some of the most dangerous drivers in Canada are found in all three of the Prairie provinces. Plus, the offences that Canadians commit while driving are pretty risky.

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What provinces have the most dangerous drivers?

Finder, a site that helps people compare and choose products and services, put out a study about the behaviours of Canadian drivers in the last year as reported by the drivers themselves.

About 63% of people in this country admit to dangerous driving.

When that's broken down by provinces, the Prairies reign supreme.

However, that's probably not an accomplishment to be proud of.

Saskatchewan has the most dangerous drivers with 88% of adults there reporting that they do some risky things behind the wheel.

That includes eating, speeding and running red lights.

Next up is Alberta with 81% of people admitting to driving dangerously by doing things like speeding, texting, and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Rounding out the top three is the last Prairie province.

About 76% of drivers in Manitoba have done unsafe things while out on the road.

That drops to 73% in both Nova Scotia and Quebec, 72% in Ontario and 70% in B.C.

What are the most common offences?

Canadian drivers do a lot of things behind the wheel.

According to Finder, the most common dangerous driving offence is eating food while on the road with 49% of people admitting they do that.

Saskatchewan is the province where that happens most often.

Next up is speeding which came in at 33%. Albertans are the biggest culprits for this one.

For the rest of the top five, 21% of people said they forget to signal, 21% also drive while tired and 15% smoke.

There are some even more dangerous ones that Canadians have admitted to like running a red light at 9%, steering with their knees at 4%, driving under the influence of alcohol at 3% and letting a passenger take the wheel at 2%.

Actually, 13% of Saskatchewanians said they drive with their knees, the highest of any province by a long shot.

Who is driving the most dangerously?

When it comes to who drives the most dangerously in Canada, you might not be surprised.

Around 81% of millennials admit to doing that which is the highest of any age group.

Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1980, are the next ones most likely to commit risky offences behind the wheel at 77%.

That's followed by generation Z at 75%, baby boomers at 68% and the silent generation, people born from 1928 to 1945, at 57%.

Generation Z takes the cake when it comes to texting, changing clothes and going down the wrong side of the road.

Millennials are most likely to eat food and talk on the phone without Bluetooth while driving, along with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and while tired.

Generation X has lots of speedsters.

Boomers are the most likely to smoke while driving.

In terms of gender, 76% of men said they do dangerous things behind the wheel compared to 71% of women.

Lots of Canadians have been caught doing some questionable things behind the wheel like eating poutine with both hands, speeding on the wrong side of the road and sleeping.

Lisa Belmonte
Trending Senior Staff Writer
Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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