Last week we provided some data to The Sunday Times that they used to produce a really interesting article. The data was taken from hundreds of thousands of car insurance quotes
that have been run on Tiger.co.uk and summarised the correlation between car make and colour and motoring convictions.
On average, just under 12%, or 1 in 8, of drivers running quotes through our car insurance comparison
site had earned at least one motoring related conviction in the previous five years. But we found a staggering disparity in the driving conviction history of drivers of different makes and colours of cars.
We found that drivers of Silver Hondas, for example, had a conviction rate of over 42% - that makes these drivers are three and a half times more likely to have points on their licenses than the average driver. And almost half of all silver Honda drivers have recent motoring convictions.
Silver cars in general spell more trouble for motorists – if you drive a silver car you will be 50% more likely to have had some sort of brush with motoring laws in the last 5 years.
At the other end of the spectrum are the (admittedly few) owners of yellow Daewoos. Hats off to Britain’s most law abiding drivers who, according to our stats, have unblemished driving records! Also worthy of mention are the drivers of purple Rovers, grey Daihatsus, beige Toyotas and turquoise Fiats. All of these clock in with a conviction rate below 2%.
Add to this the fact that, in general, drivers of orange and purple cars are the most likely to have clean licenses and it leads us to conclude that Britain’s most law abiding drivers have a colour palette all of their own!
We’ll work on a way to show this data in a look-up table so you can check whether our stats match your own real life experience.