From my observations, the Top Five cars most likely to find its driver playing with his or her ‘phone, rather than concentrating on the road, and worth avoiding are as follows.
5. Nissan Qashqai
In fifth place by a whisker as just one driver ahead of the Audi Q3.
4. Volkswagen Golf
Bound to feature on the list as there’s so many of them around. The newer the model, the greater the likelihood to be caught texting.
3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Perhaps texting/calling business associates or clients needing a lift to the airport.
2. BMW X1
Strange, as there are not many X1s around in comparison to higher-selling BMWs, such as the 3 Series, X5, and so on. Black X1s are the highest offenders of all from my observations.
1. Audi A3
No real surprise to see an Audi heading up this list, as it tallies fully with the sweeping generalisation that Audi drivers have now become the most aggressive in British roads, to a point that even comedians now make jokes about them. Irrespective of model generation, the Audi A3 driver is the one to best avoid and be extra cautious around in slow-moving heavy traffic.
From my unscientific notes, women were more likely to be found playing with/on their ‘phones (62 per cent) behind the wheel than men, with younger male motorists more prone than other groups to be seen texting when driving in slow traffic. Oh the impatience of youth, and the annoyance of my inquisitive and analytical mind and propensity to car spotting when bored!