Paris, France - Spaniards honk, Swedish drivers chat on their cellphones and Italians often forget to fasten their seat belts.
That’s according to a multi-nation survey, published on Thursday, that was conducted in seven west European countries - Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden - confirmed some stereotypes, such as Italians being the worst drivers, but also threw up some surprises.
The survey by France's Ipsos agency for Fondation Vinci Autoroutes polled more than 1000 people aged over 18 in each country between January 29 and February 10.
Respondents in all the countries unanimously rated Swedes as the most responsible, followed by the Germans and the British.
Italians figured at the bottom of the results and even rated themselves as the worst drivers. Overall 50 percent of respondents in all the countries said the Italians were the most unsafe.