BMW Drivers the Worst?

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Ok, here’s an oldie but a goodie.

What the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

With the BMW, the prick’s on the inside!

Anyways, a recent report in Britain  has shown that motorists who own the flashy German built cars are more likely to tailgate, flick the finger and speed than anyone else on the road, a poll revealed.

Much-maligned white van men came second in the poll, followed by Audi drivers and those who own Fords and Land Rovers.

Other motorists to make the top ten included Vauxhall drivers who were seventh. Drivers of Range Rovers, Volkswagen and Mercedes complete the top ten.

The study of 3,000 motorists also showed 17 per cent of people have had a bad experience with another motorist in the past week.

Lee Griffin, chief operating officer at Gocompare.com, said: ”Traditionally the white van man is stereotyped as a bad driver, but this is no longer the case.

”Although the white van man still features highly on the list, he has been well and truly over taken by BMW drivers – who Brits consider rude, dangerous and bad tempered.

”It is interesting to discover that lorry drivers come in at number six – as this shows you don’t have to drive particularly fast to scare other people on the road.

”Lorry drivers have a top speed of sixty, but if you have one tailgating you it can be very intimidating.”

Worryingly, 23 per cent of drivers have even confronted by a motorist who got out of their car after an abusive exchange.

Incredibly, more than one in 10 people have been involved in an accident which they claim was a direct result of road rage.

And 11 per cent have been forced to claim on their insurance after an encounter with an angry motorist.

Nine out of 10 drivers claim men are more likely to show signs of road rage, with 65 per cent of folk believing they encounter at least one intimidating driver on the road every hour.

The most frightening forms of behaviour include tailgating (58 per cent), other drivers pulling out in front of people (40 per cent), and speeding (39 per cent).

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