Next Generation Drivers

Latest research from our car team has revealed eight new types of driver on UK roads. It’s no longer just about the so-called ‘white van man’ or learner drivers – modern day driving tribes have changed. And now you can take our online test to find out what type of driver you are.

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Next generation drivers

Think you know your driving personality? Take the test to find out which new driving tribe you’re part of and share the results with your friends

Think you know your driving personality? Take the test to find out which new driving tribe you’re part of and share the results with your friends Play

Our study of 2,000 adults unveiled the latest tribes that drivers belong to – from Bold Beginners and Nervous Nellies to iDrivers and those with an experienced hand on the wheel – that now better reflect the modern drivers of Britain.  

You also told us your most hated habits of your fellow motorists and your perceptions of your own driving. We found that multi-tasking at the wheel is seen to be the worst trait on the road by 32% of Brits (so take your hand off the radio!), while over a quarter (26%) of you hate aggressive driving the most and 14% are enraged by people not signalling. 

Favouritism?

It seems we’re happy to admit that we play favourites on the roads with men (8%) less likely to be let out of a junction than women (25%). Yet gender stereotypes seem to be falling away as over half of respondents (64%) declared they thought that men and women were as good as each other behind the wheel.

But we’re still more likely to help those who seem more vulnerable. 17% of people said they would be most likely to let a mum with young children out at a junction, and 15% would do this for a pensioner. We’re also more likely to show solidarity with people who own the same cars – 4% of you would let someone out at a junction who was in the same car as you.

Passed first time?

Our research showed that East Midlands is the area that struggles the most passing your test with nearly 6% taking five or more attempts, and only 44% managing it first time (compared with the West Midlands where 51% passed first time). East Anglia is the region most confident in your ability with 28% believing they are perceived as ‘experienced’ compared to just 16% in the South West and North West.

But whatever driving tribe you’re part of, and whatever your habits, you still need car insurance. 50% of customers could save up to £257.59** so it’s worth starting a quote now to see if you could save too.

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