Drivers Of Which Car Brand Have Most Driving Convictions?

Thu 30th May 2019

A new survey of more than 6.5million car insurance queries has revealed which car marque is most likely to have a driving convict behind the wheel.

MoneySuperMarket’s data covered a total of 632 car makes over the past five years and a range of convictions from speeding to drug driving, careless driving, running a red light and even failing to stop at an accident.

The results of the research don’t make great reading for BMW drivers, with two models from Germany occupying the top two, with the drivers of the BMW 730d most likely to have broken the law, with the BMW 225d following close behind.

There’s no surprise that big powerful engines are linked to the biggest likelihood of motoring convictions, a Maserati Gran Turismo and Porsche Panamera are joined by another BMW the 540i to complete the top five.

At the other end of the scale, Rover does well with the 416 and 216 least likely to have a naughty driver, with the Ford Ka, Hyundai Amica and Nissan Sunny (??!?) making up the bottom five of the list.

“When taking out car insurance, you will be asked about your driving history, including whether you have any convictions or points on your licence,” said Rachel Wait, consumer affairs spokesperson at MoneySuperMarket.

“If you have previous convictions, whatever the offence, it could affect your premiums at your next renewal.”

Drivers from Scotland are most likely to have a driving conviction, while London comes in rather well, but with an average speed of just 19mph due to congestion it is maybe not surprising that there are fewer speeding convictions.