Are You Amongst The UK’s Unluckiest Drivers? It Depends Where You Live!

Mon 11th Jun 2018

A new study has revealed that drivers in certain parts of the UK are unluckier than others when it comes to picking up problems related to driving.

Motorists from Oxford consider themselves to be the unluckiest behind the wheel, believing that they get more punctures, dents, scrapes and parking than any other drivers in the country.

The research commissioned by Holts Tyreweld also revealed that drivers in Cardiff believe they are the luckiest.

Stephanie Hickford, Brand Manager at Holts Tyreweld, which commissioned the study said: “We are all guilty of the odd misdemeanour on the road and very few of us will be able to say that we have never bumped another vehicle or clipped the curb when parking.

“But this research shows that some drivers have no luck behind the wheel and suffer one calamity after another. It’s also clear from the results that punctures are a problem for lots of drivers, especially in Oxford! When you’re trying to get somewhere there is nothing worse than a flat tyre, they are a time-consuming inconvenience that will stress out even the calmest of drivers.”

It appears drivers from Oxbridge have something of a chip on their shoulder when it comes to driving incidents, only Leicester in second place can split Oxford from Cambridge in the list of unluckiest drivers.

The drivers of Norwich are the most aggressive according to the study, with 22 per cent of drivers admitting that they have suffered road rage and got out of their vehicle to confront someone.

Other figures to come out of the study reveal that 12 per cent of Brits have filled up with the wrong fuel, 27 per cent have slept in their car and 26 per cent have run out of petrol.

In one of the most wide-ranging studies done on the behaviours of British drivers, the survey also revealed a third (33 per cent) of the 1,000 respondents polled said they loved driving, but a more matter of fact 35 per cent said they don’t enjoy life on the road and said it was just a way of getting from A to B.