Kanetix: Does type of vehicle affect driving habits?

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New report from Kanetix reveals the best and worst drivers by car make

Toronto, ON (Nov. 14, 2013) – In Canada, Lamborghini and Aston Martin drivers are the safest on the road with 71 per cent of them holding a clean driving record free of tickets, claims and accidents, higher than the national average at 53 per cent, according to a recent report by Kanetix.

The study compared driving history with 10 car makes to see if the vehicle Canadians drive really does have an impact on how they drive it.

In fact, only five per cent of Aston Martin drivers and seven per cent of Lamborghini drivers have been in an accident in the last two years. Kia drivers report the highest number of accidents, with 15 per cent having been in an accident in the same timeframe.

“Our report shows that there is a correlation between the type of car that you drive, and the way that you drive it,” says Janine White, vice president, Marketplaces, Kanetix. “While we don’t expect people will change the kind of car they drive to be safer on the road, we do hope that these findings will help us all be a little bit more conscious of the way they drive.”

When it comes to tickets, Infinity drivers lead the pack with 29 per cent having received a ticket in the past two years versus the average of 22 per cent. Lamborghini drivers seem to be obeying the rules of the road with only 16 per cent receiving a ticket.

Other findings from the report include, the drivers who are the most likely to follow the rules of the road:

  • Lamborghini
  • Aston Martin
  • Buick
  • Toyota

Fourteen per cent of drivers report having been in an accident in the past two years. Drivers of the following vehicles are more likely than average to report having been in an accident:

  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan

Twenty-two per cent of drivers admit to having been issued at least one ticket in the past two years. Drivers of the following types of cars are more likely to have past tickets:

  • BMW
  • Land Rover
  • Lincoln
  • Porsche

Regardless of the kind of vehicle a motorist chooses to drive, all motorists need to remember the benefits of road safety especially with the winter months ahead. Drivers who obey the rules of the road and are free of accidents and tickets receive the best-priced premium on their auto insurance.

About Kanetix

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada’s first online insurance quotes marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for lower insurance rates, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada’s largest insurance brands.

SOURCE: Kanetix