“British drivers are the best!” says survey of British drivers by British car rental firm

Britons take pole position as best drivers in Europe with Italians the worst

BRITISH drivers believe they are the best in Europe – while Italians are ranked the worst.

An overwhelming number of us think we lead the way when it comes to getting behind the wheel, despite admitting to having a number of bad habits.

The study of European drivers found 65 per cent of British respondents felt they are the continent’s best, with a quarter placing the Germans in second place (23 per cent).

Source: Express, 21st October 2016

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At a time when the Brexit debacle increasingly sees Britain on less and less impressive ground, it’s encouraging at least to see that the British public are the best at something! And while being the best drivers isn’t quite up there as having the strongest economy, the best educational standards, or the best humanitarian record, at least it’s something for us to build on.

Or it would be, if this weren’t a poll of who British drivers think make the best drivers in Europe, and if this weren’t a press release from a car rental firm:

The study of European drivers found 65 per cent of British respondents felt they are the continent’s best, with a quarter placing the Germans in second place (23 per cent).

And over half of the 1,001 Brits polled by specialist car rental company Enterprise Rent-A-Car say Italians, famed for their tendency to lean on their horns and hasty lane changes, are the worst on the roads.

So here we are: we say we’re the best, in a poll where we’re the only ones asked, in order to secure a cheap plug for a car rental company. And to think that some people accuse Britain of thinking small these days.

One thought on ““British drivers are the best!” says survey of British drivers by British car rental firm

  1. Feanor

    While I agree with your sentiments and criticism of the methodology, and while I feel dirty agreeing with the Express – having lived and driven in Germany, France and Italy and having had many road trips across Western Europe, I’m afraid I have to agree with their conclusion.

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