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BMW, Mercedes And Audi Drivers Are Officially The UK's Worst

BMW, Mercedes And Audi Drivers Are Officially The UK's Worst

A study shows that 17.1 per cent of BMW 4 Series drivers have at least one criminal conviction and 15.5 per cent of Audi A5 drivers

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

You might be reading this thinking 'I have a BMW/Mercedes/Audi and I don't drive like a dickhead...' well, we don't want to tar you all with the same brush but, yes, yes you do.

Only joking, we're not tarring anyone - GoCompare are because the study was conducted by them.

The insurance company named BMW drivers as the most dangerous on UK roads and coming in hot on their heels are Audi drivers and if you own a Mercedes you're coming in at third.

And if you've had all three then you're absolutely snookered I'm afraid.

Cornwall Live reported that BMW 420D drivers are the most likely to speed, run a red light or make an at fault claim. They're apparently also more likely to be convicted of an offence and cause a collision on the road.

A GoCompare study found that 14.8 per cent of Mercedes drivers have at least one conviction.

Next on the list is the Audi A5 driver with a percentage of 15.5 when it comes to likelihood of having a conviction. Mercedes Benz C220 and E220 drivers came in at 14.8 per cent taking third and fourth spot. Jaguar XF owners cane in at number five.

You may have already noticed that all of these models are luxury cars with the polar opposite coming in at the other end of the scale.

The cars with driver's who are least likely to have convictions or make 'at fault' claims include the Ford KA, Suzuki Alto, Kia Picanto and Nissan Micra.

Audi A5 drivers are thought to be some of the most dangerous on the UK roads.

Matt Oliver, spokesperson for GoCompare Car Insurance, commented on the findings: "While it may be no surprise that higher-powered, luxury cars are the marques of choice for some of the more dangerous drivers on the road, it's not true of all owners of these makes.

"What is more worrying is the large number of these cars on the road right now. According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), BMW, Mercedes and Audi all feature among the top ten most popular cars of 2018**.

"Typically, many of the cars listed in our top ten lists will be driven by those commuting or driving for longer periods on the motorway, at peak times in highly built-up areas, increasing the risk of an accident or motoring conviction.

"Claiming on insurance when you're at-fault is likely to result in the cost of your car insurance rocketing, more so than other claims, as you will be deemed a higher-risk driver."

So there you have it, I'm sure I'll be fine in my little Beetle.

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