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Posted: 19 May 2014
Older drivers from the Midlands are apparently the smartest generation on the road
Using a strain of mathematical research not known to Top Gear, Shell has found that drivers aged 50-65 - who may or may not be interested in TG's OAP-mobile above - from the Midlands display the most fuel efficient and safe driving behaviour behind the wheel.
Drivers aged between 18-30 from Wales and the South West - a category that includes at least two TG staffers - are apparently the UK's least smart motorists, with Shell's stat-bots factoring into account many things including smooth driving, and wearing ‘inappropriate' footwear behind the wheel.
IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: "Smarter driving is not just about engineering, it's also about the way you drive. Most people don't realise making a few simple changes, such as smooth braking, cornering and accelerating, can go a long way in increasing fuel efficiency and becoming a safer driver."
TG suspects, Mr Rodger, that most people do realise this. Whether they choose to do it or not is a different matter entirely.