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People Think BMW Drivers Are The Worst In The UK

People Think BMW Drivers Are The Worst In The UK

Ever been called the worst driver in the country? Well, you just might be if you're often behind the wheel of a BMW.

At one point it was thought those pesky 'white van man' drivers were among the worst, but a recent GoCompare survey asked 2,000 Brits whether they thought this stereotype is still alive and well and which car owners they though the worst on our roads.

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Put your hand up if you drive a BMW - they a massive chunk of the opinions as 24 percent chose the BMW drivers.

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Van drivers have actually been redeemed as recent research found them to be the safest drivers in the UK.

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In fact, for every 100,000 miles journeyed vans are actually involved in 3.8 times fewer accidents, with injuries, over cars.

Coming not too far behind the BMW driver is the Ford Transit drivers who got 21.8 percent, then the black cab drivers with 14.1 percent.

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Audi came in fourth and Ferrari in fifth - but, seriously, who in the world is casually driving round their Ferarri badly? Come on.

The Lexus was right at the bottom of the list scoring 1.5 percent - though low, still on the list.

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Others included drivers of a Subaru, Mercedes, VW Golf,Vauxhall Astra, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus and Porsche (again, really? A Porsche, I'd love to be able to afford one to drive badly in).

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These scores were for the whole of the UK and, of course, varied throughout areas of the UK.

Poor BMW drivers were most disliked in Northern Ireland BMW drivers with 35 percent, closely followed by East Midlands with 31.2 percent - ouch.

Funnily enough it was actually van drivers that the BMW drivers were mostly disliked by, scoring 32.8 percent. It was a similar feeling from the cyclists, car users and motorcyclists.

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People of different age groups, as well as what kinds of vehicles people drive, were factored into the survey.

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In fact, only one in 10 of 18 to 24-year-olds said in the survey they though van drivers are worst. But, three in 10 of 55 to 64-year-olds said they thought van drivers are still the worst.

Looks like the stereotype may have lasted the test of time with some of the older generations - although, they could be driving a BMW van, imagine the carnage.

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Topics: UK News, News, Survey, BMW, Cars

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Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.