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BMW drivers are more likely to be psychopaths, study shows

Surprisingly, electric car owners were found to have a higher chance of being a psychopath than hybrid, petrol or diesel drivers

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New research from Scrap Car Comparison reveals that BMW owners are more likely to be psychopaths than drivers of any other brand of car.

The research involved 2,000 drivers of varying car makes and models to complete the ‘Psychopath Test’ – a twelve-question survey that is able to define where a person falls on the psychopathy scale.

Coming out on top were BMW drivers who scored an average 'psychopathy score' of 12.1 out of 36. Following closely behind are Audi drivers at 11.7 and in third place are Fiat drivers with a 7/36.

Latterly, the drivers with the lowest psychopathy score were Skoda drivers, scoring just 3.2 on the psychopathy scale.

Another interesting takeaway from this research is that electric car owners were found to have the highest levels of psychopathic personality traits across the entire study, scoring 16/36. On top of that, those who drive gold coloured cars, or who have personalised number plates were also found to have higher scores of psychopathy.

Dan Gick, Managing Director of Scrap Car Comparison said: “While our findings might back up some existing stereotypes of drivers who are unsafe on the road, it’s worth noting that none of the levels seen in our study were of any cause for concern, and while certain TV shows or films might trivialise what it means to be a psychopath, it is a condition that should be taken seriously.

"For us, the number one priority is ensuring that whether you drive a BMW or a Skoda, you’re staying safe while driving so that your car doesn’t have to prematurely hit the scrap heap!”

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Comments (79)

  • science has spoken

      1 month ago
  • I agree with all of that. Bimmer and Audi drivers all have a superiority complex, as do EV drivers for reasons unbeknownst to man. Fiat drivers are just mad for wanting to buy the damn things.

      1 month ago
  • I definitely don't have this poster with a gold BMW with personalized numberplates hanging in my bedroom 🥴

      1 month ago
  • This is the mindset of a driver. If you actively choose a BMW it’s usually because you hold the priority of driving over others items which a Skoda driver e.g. would value such as ‘value for money’.

    I don’t think it should define as some of those BMW drivers switched to Audi when the Audi was the latest model, that’s why you get some lunatic Audi drivers.

    The stereotype rings true as too many have experienced it, we should however improve driving standards starting with BMW drivers 🤣🤣🤣

      1 month ago
    • Joke… before any BMW driver takes offence!

        1 month ago
    • Hahaha

        1 month ago
  • Worrying. I own 2 BMWs and an Audi. Not good, and I would regard myself as a pretty awful driver. I’ve spoken.

      1 month ago