Survey finds Aston Martin, Lamborghini drivers with spotless driving records

Do you own an Aston Martin? If you do and unless you’re James Bond, chances are your driving record is cleaner than most, according to a recent study out of Kanetix.

The proof is in the pudding: After crunching two year’s worth of numbers, the insurance website found 71 per cent of high-end car owners, including Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Porsche, have spotless driving records as compared to the Canada-wide average of 53 per cent.

Not only that, Kanetix research found only five per cent of Aston Martin and seven per cent of Lamborghini owners were involved in accidents over the past two years, while Porsche drivers were slightly more accident-prone at nine per cent.

In a press release, Janine White, vice president of marketplaces at Kanetix, says the data shows a correlation between the kind of car and how it is driven.

“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.”

In terms of more mainstream brands, Kanetix found 15 per cent of Kia drivers reported more accidents over the same period of time. Kanetix finds 14 per cent Ford, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda and Nissan drivers are more susceptible to accidents, punching in above the country-wide average of 13 per cent.

Lamborghini and Aston Martin drivers continue to have the edge over tickets as well. The national average is 22 per cent, but 16 per cent of Lamborghini and 18 per cent of Aston Martin drivers had tickets on their driving records. On the flip side, Infiniti owners seem to be ticketed the most at 29 per cent, followed by BMW, Land Rover, Lincoln and Porsche at 26 per cent.

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