focusowners drivers – be proud to drive your Ford!
Ford drivers are the most polite on the road according to a recent study by MoneySupermarket. The price comparison company asked responds for their opinion on their own driving habits in order to identify the best and worst drivers on the road.
Unsurprisingly, it was white van drivers considered themselves to be the least polite; fitting in with the long established stereotype.
Proud to be polite
Survey respondents were asked to rate their driving based on their respect and consideration for other motorists and how well they adhere to the rules of the road. Ford drivers were considered to be the best in these respects; followed closely by Audi owners who were a surprising second.
The research found that Ford drivers are the most likely to indicate, maintain a sufficient gap from cars in front and let other motorists out of junctions. However, it was Skoda drivers who were the least likely to speed their way through an amber at traffic lights and the most likely to stop for pedestrians at Zebra crossings.
While Skoda drivers appear to be the most considerate of pedestrians, it was actually Vauxhall drivers who are the most likely to be considerate of cyclists; with 90.4% of the Vauxhall drivers questioned admitting that they ensure that enough room is provided when passing cyclists.
However, overall it was Ford drivers who were consistently the highest on all of these metrics. MoneySupermarket’s Peter Harrison commented: “Few people can claim to be a model driver all the time and this survey shows which car drivers are closer to being perfect than others.”
Rude road users
While white van drivers were found to be consistently the least considerate of other road users and the rules of road; it was actually BMW drivers who were the least likely to stop at zebra crossings and the most likely to park across two spaces.
Honda drivers meanwhile were the most likely to speed through as traffic lights change, while Jaguar drivers were statistically the most likely to suffer from road rage; with 40% admitting to having regularly utilised hand gestures against other road users.
It should not be forgotten that it is these kinds of statistics which may have an impact on the kind of car insurance premiums offered through insurers. Ford drivers therefore may well be in a good position for the future…
Written for focusowners and published with permission from moneysupermarket.com