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The top 40 laws you've probably broken

Just how law abiding are you?

Despite 98% of people believing themselves to be law abiding citizens, a study has revealed that the average Brit commits 32 "crimes" every year.

The crimes range from using someone's WiFi without their knowledge to pocketing incorrect change at the tills.

A third of the 2,000 people surveyed have even been caught doing something illegal but a third of them blame that on simply not paying attention to what they were doing.

Meanwhile two thirds of us don't think some of these laws are even necessary, but seven in 10 of us still feel guilty when they break them reports the Grimsby Telegraph .

The results of the OnePoll survey also found that 1.52pm on Saturday is the time people are most likely to break the law.

No remorse: Using someone else's WiFi without their knowledge is against the law(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We also spot law-breaking behaviour an average of four times a day but just 10 per cent of us would confront the person breaking the law.

Top 40 ‘small’ laws you've probably broken

1. Drank alcohol under the age of 18

2. Sworn or gestured to other road users

3. Eaten or drank whilst driving

4. Vacuumed between the hours of 6pm & 8am on a weekday or 1pm & 8am on a Saturday or on a Sunday

5. Parked partly on a pavement

Parking on pavements might get you a fine, but more importantly is really annoying(Image: Birmingham Mail)

6. Cycled on pavements

7. Speeding while driving

8. Pocketed change when given wrong amount

9. Beeped a horn for any reason other than alerting traffic

10. Been drunk on the street, in a pub or in a restaurant

11. Changed a CD whilst driving

12. Had sex in a public place

13. Bought cigarettes under the age of 18

14. Dropped litter

15. Taken illegal drugs

16. Disturbed people by ringing their doorbells / knocking at their doors and leaving before being answered (or playing knock, knock, ginger - also known as known down ginger)

17. Not worn a seatbelt during a car journey

18. Flown a kite in a park

Flying a kite, or indeed playing any game in annoyance of the inhabitants of any street, is proscribed by the 1839 Metropolitan Act and the fine is a hefty £500.(Image: Getty Images)

19. Used a fake name on the internet

20. Stuck a postage stamp upside down

21. Used a mobile phone while driving

22. Cycled without lights after dark

23. Parked on double yellow lines

24. Driven through a red light

25. Not paid for a carrier bag at a self-service check-out

26. Had sex when you were under 16 years of age

27. Not had a TV license and watched TV

28. Used someone else's Wi-Fi without them knowing

29. Smoked in a non-smoking area

30. Thrown tree cuttings back over your neighbours' garden

31. Claimed an item at the self-service till without paying for it

32. Taken a child out of school for a holiday - without the headteacher's permission

33. Not informed the DVLA of a change of name or address

34. Not cleaned up after your dog has pooed on the street/public path

35. Cycled through a red light

36. Fiddled your expenses

37. Sung or chanted a crude football chant in the street

38. Gone fishing without a license

39. Parked opposite a junction

40. Put make-up on while driving

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