Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

First born child? Sorry, you're probably a rubbish driver


First borns are often thought to be more confident and conscientious than middle or last born kids – and don’t often shy away from lording it over their little brothers and sisters. But now, second and third born kids can finally get one over on their older siblings – because a new survey has revealed that first borns are actually kind of rubbish at driving. 

According to a survey from Privilege Car Insurance, older siblings are far more likely to be risky drivers than their younger siblings, and are also more likely to have annoying driving habits.

89% of first borns are likely to speed, 47% to cut other drivers off, 46% to “hog the middle of the road”, and 17% to apply make up while driving. 30% have used their phone at the wheel, and 35% have been fined for bad driving. All of these percentages are higher than their younger siblings.

And all of these bad driving habits have ensured that first-born kids have been in more accidents than second or third-borns. 

Within families, youngest kids were the best drivers, with only 42% cutting up other drivers (which still seems like quite a high percentage).

And the best drivers of all? Only children, apparently, who are the least likely to cut someone up or cruise in the middle of the road. 

So next time your older sibling tries to boss you around, don’t worry – take comfort in the fact they’re probably getting screwed on their car insurance.

[via Metro]

(Image: Paramount)



Man tricks drivers into thinking he's a self-driving car


Why failing your driving test is actually something to brag about

960 (2).jpg

We asked new dads if they worry their kid will grow up to be a dick


Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017