It’s more than likely there’s a reason you drive the type of car you do. It could be that it’s your favourite make or model, your favourite colour or maybe you have young children and need a big vehicle suitable for the whole family. Whatever the reason may be, have you ever wondered if the car your drive reflects the type of driver you are?
Within the UK there are certain stereotypes associated with drivers who own specific makes of cars; but what exactly does this mean? A recent survey carried out by LeaseCar, asked members of the public what they really thought about the cars their fellow road users own. From what colour car they believe bad drivers drive, to the worst age range of drivers, these questions can now be answered.
What colour car do bad drivers drive?
According to LeaseCar’s survey, 33% of respondents said that drivers of black cars are the worst drivers. Other colours that were mentioned included red, with 23% of the vote, white (13%) and silver (7%). It’s more than likely that it’s never crossed your mind whether the colour of the car you drive determines how good a driver you are; but these survey results suggest otherwise.
What make of car do bad drivers drive?
It’s not good news if you’re a BMW driver. 68% of respondents said that BMW drivers are the worst, with Audi not far behind with 50% of the vote. It’s another German brand in third worst, as 47% of respondents believe Mercedes drivers are the worst. There’s no denying that German cars are amongst some of the best in the world, but it appears a number of their drivers don’t reflect this strong reputation.
Which age group are seen as the worst drivers?
It’s the younger generation who are seen as the worst drivers, as those aged between 17-30 took the majority of the vote. A large number of respondents also believe that those aged 61+ are bad drivers, as well as those who fall into the 31-45 age bracket. It appears that on average, it’s the younger and older generations who are labelled as the worst drivers in the UK.
Although you may not have ever thought about it, the car you drive can reflect the type of driver you are in the eyes of your fellow road users. Do you agree with the results from the survey? Let us know on social using #WheelyAnnoying.