GoCompare Car Insurance says BMW drivers are the worst in the UK.
They are most likely to speed, run a red light or make an at-fault claim, according to data held by the insurer.
A study by GoCompare Car Insurance has found that BMW drivers are the most likely to be convicted of an offence and cause a collision on the road.
More than one in six BMW 4 series drivers (17.1%) have at least one conviction – more than double the average across all models (8.5%), while one in five (21.3%) BMW 4 series drivers have also made an at-fault claim.
The research shows that overall, those driving luxury car brands are the most likely to cause a collision or be convicted of an offence on the road.
Along with BMW drivers, Audi A5 (15.5%), Mercedes Benz C220 (14.8%), Mercedes Benz E220 (14.8%), Jaguar XF (14.3%), Mercedes Benz CLA (14.3%) and Mercedes Benz GLC (14.0%) all feature in the top-ten car models whose drivers are most likely to be convicted of an offence on the road.
At the other end of the scale, drivers least likely to have been convicted of an offence include Vauxhall Agila (4.1%), Hyundai i10 (4.3%) and Nissan Micra drivers (4.4%), while those least likely to make an at-fault claim include Peugeot 206 (8.5%), Hyundai Getz (9.0%), and Citroen C2 drivers (9.0%) owners.
Matt Oliver, spokesperson for GoCompare Car Insurance, said, “While it may be no surprise that higher-powered, luxury cars are the marques of choice for some of the more dangerous drivers on the road, it’s not true of all owners of these makes.
“What is more worrying is the large number of these cars on the road right now. According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), BMW, Mercedes and Audi all feature among the top ten most popular cars of 2018**.
“Typically, many of the cars listed in our top ten lists will be driven by those commuting or driving for longer periods on the motorway, at peak times in highly built-up areas, increasing the risk of an accident or motoring conviction.
“Claiming on insurance when you’re at-fault is likely to result in the cost of your car insurance rocketing, more so than other claims, as you will be deemed a higher-risk driver.”