Quite often we can be judgemental of people and their driving habits based on their choice of vehicle, which means that people are probably making assumptions about you based on the car you drive car too. But the stereotypes people may have of you based on your car choice might not be all bad.
A recent survey by LeaseCar UK showed that although people think BMW, Audi and Mercedes drivers are the worst, they also made the top 3 for the best looking drivers too. So even though you may choose a car based on practicality over style, or if you simply just like the colour, make or model, this could allow fellow drivers on the road to make assumptions about you.
What does your car really say about you?
It’s not just the brand of car that people make assumptions about; people are judging other drivers based on their gender, age and the colour of the car they drive. According to the survey, bad drivers usually own BMWs, Audis and Mercedes and these were the make of car that was also associated with being the angriest drivers.
The colours often associated with terrible driving are black, red and white. The survey also showed that 65% of respondents thought male drivers were worse than female and people aged between 17 and 30 were the worst age group when it comes to bad driving.
Is there any truth to the stereotypes?
There’s no denying that some drivers will live up to these stereotypes but that doesn’t mean everyone will be a bad or angry driver just because they drive a particular car, or because they’re of a certain age.
From looking at the survey results, there could be some truth to them as so many people have made the same assumptions. Let us know if you agree with the survey results, or if you own one of the cars mentioned above.