MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 06/10/12 -- German-made motors are the cars most likely to be driven by motorists with speeding convictions.
That's according to research unveiled today by Swinton Insurance, which has launched an 'online speedometer' where people can see how high or low their car rates in the speeding offence stakes.
The UK's biggest High Street insurer, with 560 branches nationwide, analysed data from 11 million quote forms to find out which motorists had declared speeding convictions and compared this to 545 different makes and models of vehicles they drove.
However it is the German-made models that stand out in this list.
BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Audi all have more than one model of car featured in the top 50. In fact, these makes hold five of the top ten spots with the Volkswagen Phaeton holding the highest place at number four.
As well as being known as efficiently built, German cars can now add 'fast' to their list of attributes.
The top risk car in this survey was the Chrysler Ypsilon, which despite featuring a low number of quotes, had a very high conviction rate (73 convictions out of 165 quotes declaring a speeding conviction).
While British motorists will be penalised for driving their German-made cars too fast on UK motorways, the German Autobahn doesn't have a universal speeding limit, which allows motorists to hit the top speeds of their vehicle.
Steve Chelton, Claims manager at Swinton said, "German made cars are known to be efficient, stylish and now fast. However we must warn motorists that speeding is illegal and a conviction can add points to their licence, a fine and possible increase in their car insurance premium."
Swinton has created an online speedometer where motorists can enter their vehicle's make and model to find out how likely their vehicle is to be caught speeding www.swinton.co.uk/speedometer
The top 50
1. Chrysler Ypsilon 2. Daewoo Lacetti 3. TVR Griffith 500 4. VW Phaeton 5. Jaguar XK 6. Mercedes R Class 7. Audi Q3 8. Audi A7 9. Citroen DS4 10. BMW M6 11. Alfa Romeo 159 12. Volvo V60 13. Aston Martin Vantage 14. Alfa Romeo Brera 15. Aston Martin DB7 16. Ford Freda 17. Kia Soul 18. Volvo XC90 19. Audi Q5 20. Honda S-MX 21. Audi A5 22. Alfa Romeo 155 23. BMW X6 24. Nissan Murano 25. Volvo 740 26. Audi Q7 27. JaguarXKR 28. VW Tiguan 29. Mazda CX-7 30. Nissan GTR 31. VW Touareg 32. Citroen C-Crosser 33. Chevrolet Captiva 34. Hyundai IX35 35. Porsche 911 36. Jaguar XF 37. Nissan Cube 38. BMW X1 39. Volvo C60 40. Lexus RX 41. TVR Cerbera 42. BMW X3 43. Porsche Cayenne 44. Ford S-Max 45. Ford Kuga 46. Alfa Romeo Giulietta 47. Ssangyong Rodius 48. Peugeot 4007 49. Jeep Patriot 50. Jeep Commander
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