(WXIA) -- New studies show what researchers say is statistical evidence that the rudest drivers are behind the wheel of a BMW.
The research was done at the University of California and in the UK. The findings were also reported by The New York Times.
Researchers surveyed around 3,000 drivers. They found the drivers of fancier, luxury vehicles were far less likely to stop for a pedestrian who had just entered a crosswalk. None of the cars, which some call "beaters" drove through the crosswalk.
According to the study, drivers of a BMW and other high-status cars, including the Prius hybrid were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections. Plus, those drivers reported they've engaged in road rage with aggressive driving and wearing.