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Studies Find BMW Drivers Most Aggressive

Luxury cars were once considered a sign of refinement and expensive tastes, but several recent studies are painting a darker picture of the good life.

Researchers at The University of California Berkeley conducted several experiments to test the morality of different car owners. They found drivers in pricier vehicles, including BMWs, were more likely to cut off fellow drivers and blow through crosswalks.

An informal study from discount website VoucherCodesPro is backing up those finding. They found drivers who are perceived as expressing road rage the most tend to drive luxury brands, with BMW topping the list. Followed close behind were Land Rover and Audi. They also found that blue was perceived as the most aggressive color car and men ages 35 to 50 were the worst offenders. Predictably, the worst times for road rage were Friday afternoon and Monday morning rush hours.

George Charles of VoucheCodesPro told The Daily Mail that while parts of the survey are humorous the issue of road rage should be taken very seriously.

"Road rage is not something to be taken lightly and these results show that many motorists need to remind themselves that sometimes losing your temper whilst driving can result in serious altercations, assaults, and collisions that cause injuries or worse," Charles told The Daily Mail.

Yet another informal study recently called luxury owner's morality into question. A UK dating website for people looking to cheat on their spouse called Illicit Encounters surveyed their users and found 22% were Audi owners. The most popular model with cheaters last year? BMW of course.

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      Yes -- Anytime I see a BMW way behind me on the road, I can be sure it will soon make it a point to pass me and often cut me off. Why they feel they just HAVE to race is a mystery.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical left wing BS from.....where else........U C Berkeley!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those cars with expired tags are "road rage" behavior type of cars? BMW drivers of course, untrustworthy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      A BMW can be leased by anyone, the driver may feel superior but is simply uneducated.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mustang. There is no substitute!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we say 'entitlement'?
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      totally agree with this study..foreign car drivers think the road is only for them.. they block the left lane and never move to the right for others to pass.. just makes the rest of us want to key those cars in parking lots all the time( but dont bring ourselves down to their level.).. drivers and driving used to be much more sane when ALL drivers drove American made cars, where they " I" better than you attitude wasnt so prevalent.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Not all foreign car drivers do those things or think the way you perceive them to be. I drive a BMW because I like the car. I work hard, paid for my own education and am not rude on the road. I'm not sure what LEVEL you consider yourself but thinking about keying someone's car is not very high and I am certainly not on a low level based on the car that I drive. I happen to like their service and warranty.I have owned various American cars and had lots of problems with them. It has nothing to do with who is better. Sometimes it is just based on preference.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah!! And they Have to Use HIGH TEST , in those cars. The cost of the big Boy emblems, insurance costs and Maintenance costs make these owners act that way.
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the shoe fits...........
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      I think pick up trucks are higher on the road rage list. Its a mocho thing to own a truck. Especially when you put loud mufflers on them. Thats when it gets real silly. I think Camrys are the new old peoples car kicking out Buick.. Stay away from them and Volvos. They drive real slow in the passing lanes which causes many accidents.
        • 1 Year Ago
        You'd replace a Buick with a Camry? Wow, that's quite a comedown!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sure it's been posted already, but I'm going to do it again anyway. Q: What's the difference between a BMW and porcupine? A: On a porcupine, the prick is on the outside.
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        The joke is "what is the difference between a porcupine and a Porsche? The prick is on the inside of the Porsche. Porpoises are not prickly.
        • 1 Year Ago
        MY BROTHER!!!!!!!!
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