A survey commissioned by MoneySupermaket.com has suggested that Ford drivers are the politest on the road, while white van men live up to their bad reputation.
The study, carried out on 2,500 drivers, indicated that the highest number of good driving habits, including letting people out at junctions and indicating correctly, are possessed by Ford owners. According to the data, 62% of Ford drivers always indicate at roundabouts, while 75% of van drivers confessed they fail to do so.
Ford drivers were also deemed the most likely to let fellow road users out at junctions and are among the more considerate parkers, taking the time to think about whether people can easily use the spaces next to them.
Conversely, 25% of BMW drivers admitted to parking without taking this into account.
The survey highlighted preconceptions about the people driving particular makes of car. Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com said, “It’s very clear we have preconceptions about other drivers based on the type of car they are driving and insurers also take the make and model of your vehicle into account when pricing for car insurance.” Over a third of participants said that people who own the same make of car as them are more likely to be courteous.
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