The eldest child is often considered to be the most sensible among themselves and their siblings but, if a new study in the UK is to be believed, when it comes to driving they are certainly not.
Privilege Car Insurance collected responses from 1,395 drivers and found that 89% of eldest children speed, while 35% have received fines. They also found that 22% of the oldest siblings had been in minor accidents in the last five years, with 15% being in a serious incident. This compares to 13% and 4% of youngest children.
The younger sibling was also found to be less likely to hog the motorway or cut up other drivers.
However, even they weren't found to be the safest on the road. That award goes to the only childs who were surveyed. They were least likely hold up people on the middle or outside lane of a motorway (36%) and least like to cut up other drivers.
Meanwhile, 30% of first-borns admitted to using their phone when driving, with 17% also saying they've put on make-up while in the driver's seat. Tutt tutt!
hat-tip: Daily Mail