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Post by TREE on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:12 pm

(from the yahoo garbage news page) ...

" Drivers of BMWs frequently come in for anecdotal criticism for habits on the road that are perceived as aggressive.

Now, a couple of studies, one in the U.S. and another from the U.K., appear to provide statistical evidence that BMW drivers are, to be polite about it, complete jerks.

In the older study, by researchers at the University of California, BMW drivers were far less likely to stop for a pedestrian who had just entered a crosswalk, the New York Times notes.
“In our crosswalk study, none of the cars in the beater-car category drove through the crosswalk. They always stopped for pedestrians," researcher Paul K. Piff told the paper. He added that not only were "fancy cars were less likely to stop," but also that "BMW drivers were the worst." Drivers of BMWs and other high-status cars (including Prius hybrids) were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the research.

In the second study, in the U.K., motorists were asked to identify the make and color of the car from which they have most frequently suffered road-rage incidents, the Daily Mail reports. The study of 2,837 motorists found men between the ages of 35 and 50 driving blue BMWs were most likely to be reported as having engaged in road-rage behaviors such as aggressive driving and swearing.


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Post by Alan Coles on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:15 pm

To me this stems from the fact that BMW is a "status" brand that has become more affordable than ever before, and therefore they get a fair number of buyers who know/care very little about driving/riding properly and have a grossly over-developed sense of their own ability and entitlement.

That makes it a bit tough for those who buy BMWs to use them for their attributes as opposed to their status, but, so be it.Wink
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Post by keng on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Phew! I'm glad I'm over 50 and my Beemer is black! I drive perfectly as my wife will attest :-)  (NOT!)
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