Survey Finds BMW Drivers More Likely To Be Caught Driving Recklessly

BMW drivers have been named as the most likely to be busted for reckless driving or caught speeding, according to new research.

OK, so we all know that there is a certain reputation that is enjoyed by drivers of cars made by companies like BMW and Audi, but this research seems to prove that maybe we’ve all got a point.

Or perhaps we’re all just jealous that we’re not cutting around in lovely German cars – who knows?

Anyway, the survey was conducted by car retailer Peter Vardy, and discovered that its those who drive Beamers that are most likely to get busted being irresponsible behind the wheel.

As well as that, the survey chucked up a whole heap of interesting information. For example, Ford drivers are more likely than drivers of any other car to have points on their license.

That’s 44.6 percent of Ford drivers.

BMW drivers, eh? Credit: PA
BMW drivers, eh? Credit: PA

If you drive a Suzuki or a Volvo and have no penalty points – congratulations! You’re among the safest drivers in the country.

Strangely enough, it’s not just the make of your car that plays a part. In fact, the colour seems to play a part.

Red car drivers are 10 percent more likely to be caught speeding than drivers of cream or white cars, apparently.

Grey car drivers are the safest.

Your location is a factor too. Twenty percent of those surveyed in Sheffield had a clean license, compare that with 67 percent in Edinburgh and you’ve got a decent idea of what’s going on.

The research saw Peter Vardy survey 2,000 drivers, also asking them how they rated their own driving.

Of those surveyed, Renault drivers gave themselves a rating of 7.9/10, the highest of all. Volvo and Smart car drivers reviewed their own skills at 6.3 – the least confident.

Renault drivers reckon they're the best. Credit: PA
Renault drivers reckon they’re the best. Credit: PA

Speaking about the company’s findings, Peter Vardy’s digital marketing manager Claire Rogan said: “The research shows that, on average, UK drivers perceive their own driving skill level as higher than those around them, which when combined with the number of drivers admitting to having penalty points on their licence, indicates that we may not be quite as attentive behind the wheel as we’d like to think.

“Taking proper due care and attention when behind the wheel should always be at the forefront of our minds when in control of a car, so it is surprising to see our research indicate that over half of British drivers have been penalised for driving offences.”