Ford drivers are the politest people on the road and white van men are the rudest according to a new survey.
Researchers found those behind the wheel of a Ford are the most likely to indicate, let other drivers out at junctions and give fellow motorists plenty of room. Other courteous drivers on the road include Audi, Citroen, Vauxhall and Peugeot owners.
But white van men have lived up to their reputation after admitting they are the rudest drivers, with a quarter confessing to often being bad-mannered while behind the wheel.
Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com, which commissioned the study, said: “Few people can claim to be a polite driver all the time and this survey shows which car drivers are closer to being perfect than others. Whether it’s letting people out at junctions, speeding through changing traffic lights or refusing to indicate correctly; other drivers notice these things.
“These results show we really associate bad driving habits with different makes of car. So, if the car you drive is in the rudest list, perhaps you should do your bit for the reputation of the car you drive and let a few more people out, or indicate more often to try and change that.’’