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Fine stats: ‘Drivers of these car brands should be ashamed of themselves’

September 6, 2022

In addition to issuing traffic fines, in Germany they also have a staff point system. How many depends on the offense. A mild offense results in fewer penalty points on the driver’s license than a serious one. Nevertheless, each penalty point weighs into the car insurance premium amount. And using that data – collected from thousands of German motorists – it has been determined which brands are driving the biggest traffic wrecks. Even at the model level.

With star on one

Only a quick glance over the top 10 at the make/model level is necessary to conclude that drivers of the German car brands misbehave most often in traffic (or get caught most often, is also possible). Indeed, on closer inspection, the entire top 10 is filled with German brands. The Skoda Superb and the Seat Leon may be Czech and Spanish in origin, but in everything they are steeped in German blood.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the dubious honor of leading the list, but it’s actually the Audi drivers who take the crown as prolifers. As many as six of the ten models feature four rings in the grille. And not the emblem of BMW, as is commonly thought. The only model found in the top 10 from that Bavarian brand is the 5 Series, at number nine.

  1. Mercedes-Benz CLA
  2. Skoda Superb
  3. Audi A5
  4. Audi Q5
  5. Audi A1
  6. Audi A6
  7. Seat Leon
  8. Audi TT
  9. BMW 5 Series
  10. Audi A4

Alfisti, what are you doing now!

In addition to individual models, Verivox also collected figures on manufacturers. Again, many German brands in the top 10. Porsche leads the list, followed by Audi and again no BMW among the worst traffic offenders. Land Rover and Jaguar drivers come first. Even drivers of a Nissan accumulate more demerits on their license. But perhaps most notable is the straggler of the top 10. After all, that’s where Alfa Romeo is. Quite striking, considering the Italian brand is really only popular in its own country. 

  1. Porsche
  2. Audi
  3. Land Rover
  4. Jaguar
  5. Nissan
  6. BMW
  7. Volvo
  8. Jeep
  9. Seat
  10. Alfa Romeo

Source: Verivox