Survey reveals motorists don’t let BMWs out at junctions

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Almost 1 in 4 motorists will refuse to let a BMW out at a junction.

 

  • This was followed by Land Rover’s and Subaru’s.
  • Motorists are also unlikely to let out ‘pimped up’ cars, drivers that are eating or on their phone behind the wheel, cars driving under the speed limit and cars that have a bumper sticker.

 

Worthing, UK (February 3, 2016) – OSV Ltd – A recent survey by vehicle leasing company OSV Ltd has revealed that 27% of UK drivers would purposely not let out a car at a junction because of the car’s brand.

The car brand most likely to not be let out a junction has been identified as BMW. The study revealed that drivers were less likely to let out a BMW’s over any other vehicle. Almost one in four drivers admitted that they would not let out a BMW at a junction.

Surprisingly females were less likely to let out a BMW than males, with over 30% of females making the admission.

In fact, when breaking it down by gender, males did not identify BMW as the brand they would be least likely to let out at a junction. Instead males have picked Subaru’s as the car they would be unlikely to let out.

Other car brands that are not likely to be let out at junctions include Land Rover, Subaru, Mercedes and Audi.

Almost one in five motorists would not let out a Land Rover, one in six would not let out a Subaru, one in eight would not let out a Mercedes and one in twelve would not let out an Audi.

“Any four by four’ was also pinpointed as a car not likely to be let out. Almost one in five drivers identified a four by four as a car type they would be unlikely to allow to join queuing traffic.

The poll also found that it wasn’t just the brand that would impact whether motorists would let them out. Over three quarters of drivers have also admitted that they would not let drivers out that were using their mobile phones, 49.7% would not let out a driver that was eating, 33.8% would not let out a ‘pimped up’ car, 23.3% would not let out a car that was driving under the speed limit, 18.3% would not let out a bus, 13.8% would not let out a car that had a bumper sticker, 8.4% would not let out a learner driver and 5.8% would not let out a car that was dirty.

Co-Founder of OSV LTD, Debbie Kirkley said: “Waiting to be let out can be an incredibly stressful time for many motorists. On commutes to work or the school run, many motorists will rely on the generosity of a fellow driver to let them out.”

“This survey has shown that if you drive a BMW, you will be waiting around a lot longer than if you drive a Ford.”

Andrew Kirkley

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