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Car loans customers 'may pick up bad driving habits from TV and film'

Motorists who take out car loans to pay for their vehicles could be putting their investment at risk after picking up bad habits from TV and film characters, new research has suggested.

Motorists who take out car loans to pay for their vehicles could be putting their investment at risk after picking up bad habits from TV and film characters, new research has suggested.

A study by Confused.com found over a million UK drivers claim fictional motorists have had a direct impact on their behaviour behind the wheel.

Some 23 per cent of 17 to 24-year-olds claim their driving has been influenced by films such as Casino Royale and the Italian Job.

Motorists in the capital are the worst offenders when it comes to trying to emulate their TV and film heroes, with 18 per cent admitting they have picked up bad habits from on-screen heroes.

Will Thomas, head of car insurance at Confused.com said: "While some motorists dream about emulating the driving styles of James Bond and Knightrider, the reality is that driving erratically and dangerously is far from astute."

A classic car chase scene from film occurs in the movie Bullitt when Steve McQueen's character, Frank Bullitt, speeds through the streets of San Francisco in a Ford Mustang Fastback GT.


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