First-born children are proved to be the worst drivers in the family!

If you find yourself gripping the sides of your car seat every time you travel with your older brother or sister, there’s a very good reason.

Researchers have found that first-born children are more likely to speed, be involved in accidents on the road and cause trouble with others drivers because of their reckless habits.

This means that younger siblings are safer drivers, according to the study carried out by Privilege Car Insurance which assessed the habits of 1,395 motorists.

From the drivers questioned, the study found that 89 per cent of older siblings are likely to speed, 47 per cent annoy other drivers by cutting them off, 46 per cent tend to hog the middle of the road and 35 per cent get fined.

And the study didn’t stop there.

Researchers also revealed 30% of first-born children admit to using their phone while they’re driving and up to 17% of first-borns admit they have applied make up while they are behind the wheel!

Also read: Birth order - what does it mean to be a third child?

But apparently older siblings always have better reasons for their poor driving habits!

Middle and youngest children are most likely to lay the blame on other drivers annoying them (28 per cent), while the eldest children say they only have bad road etiquette if there’s a good reason, like being late (18 per cent)!

Do you agree?

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