Most drivers think that they are better than average despite the fact that this is statistically impossible. Researchers from Ottawa University polled nearly 400 drivers who were asked to rate how they would cope with different driving conditions such as poor weather, emergency stops and fast roads with heavy traffic. They were also asked how likely they thought they would be to have a crash compared to the average motorist of the same sex. All the drivers rated themselves above the average motorist with drivers over 65 being particularly looked down on. Young men had the greatest feelings of superiority while middle-aged men felt themselves to be better than both older and younger drivers. But even the older drivers felt that they were better than other drivers of the same age.
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