The counties with the worst drivers in Ireland have been revealed

The counties with the worst drivers in Ireland have been revealed

THE counties with the worst drivers in Ireland have been revealed, thanks to new research conducted by The AA.

The results came from a survey of over 7,000 people, who answered based on their own experience of driving in each Irish county.

Almost half of those surveyed ranked Dubliners as the worst drivers in Ireland in an unequivocal result.

Coming in second place were motorists from Donegal, with an impressive 19.25 per cent of people naming them Ireland's lousiest drivers.

Cork came third in the survey, but trailed far behind Dublin and Donegal with just over five per cent of Irish people saying they were the worst behind the wheel.

The AA’s Consumer Affairs Director, Conor Faughnan, 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 the many rules of the road.

"Because we do it so often, we tend to underappreciate how dangerous driving is.

"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."

As for the drivers Irish people trust the most, just 0.26 per cent of those surveyed said people from Sligo and Leitrim drive the worst.

In total 187 people lost their lives on Irish roads in 2016, with 45 people having lost their lives so far this year.

The top 10 Irish counties with the worst drivers are:

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