Audi drivers are the worst, it has been determined (sort of).
The used van dealership polled 2,000 drivers for the study. They discovered that Audi drivers were also the least likely to admit to damaging property, parking illegally in some areas, or doing so near schools. Audi drivers were discovered to be the most likely to commit 17 out of 33 traffic offences in total.
Contrary to popular belief, Volvo drivers were shown to be the safest and most responsible, closely followed by Hyundai and Honda drivers. In fact, it was discovered that Seat drivers were the most likely to experience road rage. Volvo drivers were found to be the most likely to admit their mistakes and the least likely to be at fault, which makes them the exact opposite of Audi drivers.
BMW drivers weren’t determined to be the most likely to conduct any road-based offence, which was arguably the biggest surprise of the group.
Although perhaps that isn’t the case, Range Rover owners were the most likely to open their car door onto another person’s and smash or knock a wing mirror off of another vehicle.
According to a second (but very comparable) study by Van Monster, 67 percent of Mazda drivers admitted to cussing behind the wheel. In contrast, 52 percent of Audi drivers admitted to yelling at other motorists, making them the group most prone to do so.
Audi drivers were found to be the second worst drivers, behind BMW drivers, and marginally better than Mercedes drivers, who came in third, according to a study conducted by GoCompare last year.
GoCompare Car Insurance representative Matt Oliver offered the following analysis of the data: “While it may come as no surprise that some of the most dangerous drivers on the road favour higher-powered, luxury car brands, it’s not true of all owners of these makes.”
Please refrain from judging a driver by the brand of their vehicle in light of the data shown above.