There is nothing like owning a car when you’re at university. If you’re London born and bred then you probably won’t learn to drive until your late twenties. With easily accessible transports links and the fact London is bereft of parking, it’s understandable why not many own a car.

But if you were like me (Surrey born and bred) then you had a car and was more than happy to drive to University, and utilise the car for uni party trips to Newquay or other awesome places.

Driving gives you freedom, and student drivers (according to our figures) are a nutty bunch. Check out these awesome stats and use them to make yourself seem smart when people belittle you for owning a terrible 10 year old banger:

…Check out these awesome stats…

17% of 18-24 year olds admitted to sending a text whilst driving in the last 30 days, this is more than double any of the other age groups. 4% of this age group have also admitted taking photos whilst driving in the last 30 days.

18% name family games such as “I spy” as their favourite pass time. 20% of 18 – 24 year olds prefer to sing while driving, which is more than in any other ago group.

18 – 24 year olds listen to the radio less than any other age group, as only 30% choose to tune in while driving.

The majority of 18-24 year olds said that driving was their preferred mode of transport over train travel or aeroplanes.

67% tend to choose junk food over the healthy alternatives on long car journeys – which is more than other ago group.


Lastly we checked out which songs make you angriest and switch off the radio straight away:

One Direction

Justin Bieber


Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus


Do you fit into these stats? Let us know in the comments below!

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