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BMW And Audi Drivers Are The Most Likely To Be Psychopaths

BMW And Audi Drivers Are The Most Likely To Be Psychopaths

New data suggests BMW and Audi drivers are the most likely to be psychopaths, along with car owners with personalised plates

Hannah Blackiston

Hannah Blackiston

A new stuy has revealed BMW drivers are most likely to be psychopaths.

We always suspected it, and now it's confirmed.

Research from Scrap Car Comparison asked 2,000 drivers of varying car makes and models to complete the 'Psychopath Test'.

It was a 12-question survey that is able to define where a person falls on the psychopathy scale, and therefore how likely they are to exhibit abnormal, anti-social behaviour.

Ranking them from zero to 36, the average score across the participants was 6.6, which is a pretty low level of psychopathy.

VDWI Automotive / Alamy Stock Photo
VDWI Automotive / Alamy Stock Photo

Smashing through that base were BMW drives who recorded almost double with 12.1 out of 36. Audi drivers narrowly missed the top spot scoring 11.7.

The survey suggests both BMW and Audi drivers are more likely to exhibit psychopathic traits such as superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth and a lack of remorse or guilt.

If anyone has seen a mum in a BMW SUV you would be able to identify at least two of those traits.

Fiat owners were the third most likely to be psychopaths with 7.0, while Skoda owners sat in the lowest spot, scoring an average of just 3.2.

Dan Gick, managing director of Scrap Car Comparison said: "The popularity of true crime documentaries has resulted in a worldwide fascination with psychopaths.

"So, we were curious to discover whether there was any correlation between the car you drive and where you might sit on the psychopath scale.

Goddard Automotive / Alamy Stock Photo
Goddard Automotive / Alamy Stock Photo

"While our findings might back up some existing stereotypes of drivers who are unsafe on the road, it's worth noting that none of the levels seen in our study were any cause for concern, and while certain TV shows or films might trivialise what it means it be a psychopath, it is a condition that should be taken seriously.

"For us, the number one priority is ensuring that whether you drive a BMW or a Skoda, you're staying safe while driving so that your car doesn't have to prematurely hit the scrap heap!"

Dan really covering himself there to make sure we don't all start running away from BMW drivers.

The Scrap Car Comparison data also looked at fuel types, car colour and number plates to identify the loosest amongst us.

In perhaps the least surprising data - personalised number plate holders had double the level of psychopathy (13.8) than those with regular plates (5.3).

Electric car owners scored a whopping 16.0 out of 36 in a result Elon Musk was probably delighted to see.

Gold car owners are the most likely to hold psychopathic tendencies at 12.7, while red car owners were the lowest at 4.9.

Featured Image Credit: Have Camera Will Travel | North America / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, BMW, Cars