SCOTS who drive grey BMWs should take extra care not to get caught for speeding, a study suggests. Researchers found that a third of drivers with grey cars had been fined for speeding in the past five years – a higher percentage than for any other colour of car.
A spokesman for MoneySuper-Market said: “Our research reveals that drivers of grey vehicles are the most likely to have been caught speeding in the past five years.”
The researchers also discovered that 10 per cent of Scottish drivers in the study had received a speeding conviction, either through a penalty notice or in court, since 2013.
Next came motorists in Yorkshire and Humber (nine per cent), Wales (nine) and north-east England (eight).
Only six per cent of drivers in London, where congestion means that the average speed on the roads is only 19mph, had been convicted of speeding in the five-year period.
The top five cars nabbed for speeding in the past five years were the BMW 730dt, Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin DB9, and Maserati Ghibli, according to the survey.
More than a fifth (21 per cent) of motorists in Scotland have damaged their cars while driving over speed bumps, according to a survey by Confused.com.