Ford drivers have officially been named the worst in the UK, a recent study said.

A survey conducted by car retailer Peter Vardy saw that 44.6 per cent of Ford drivers have points on their license - more than any other car users.

Peter Vardy surveyed 2,000 drivers across Britain, with the help of the Office of National Statistics and the DVLA, to find out which drivers considered themselves the best of the bunch.

Drivers opinions of other road user's skills was also considered.

Ford drivers have been named worst in the UK

Ford drivers rated themselves a strong 7.3 out of 10, whereas on average others like Volvo and smart car users gave themselves the lowest score of 6.3

Surprisingly, Renault owners were the most confident of their ability, awarding themselves a very high 7.9.

Digital marketing manager at Peter Vardy, Claire Rogan, said: "The research shows that, on average, UK drivers perceive their own driving skill level as higher than those around them, which when combined with the number of drivers admitting to having penalty points on their licence, indicates that we may not be quite as attentive behind the wheel as we'd like to think.

"Taking proper due care and attention when behind the wheel should always be at the forefront of our minds when in control of a car, so it is surprising to see our research indicate that over half of British drivers have been penalised for driving offences."

The best drivers have been seen in Edinburgh, whilst Sheffield sees the worst

However, if you consider yourself a pro, you're the lonely one in ten - since over one million of us scored ourselves 2 out of 10.

Research also found that speeding was the top reason that British drivers were pulled over or prosecuted, as well as driving whilst disqualified and failing to comply traffic lights signals.

Women are actually more likely to be caught driving whilst disqualified (15 per cent) compared to male drivers (two per cent).

This came after last year's research by TV channel Dave that BMW (specifically M3) drivers were the most inconsiderate drivers on the road by 56 per cent and things haven't changed.

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This year Peter Vardy named BMW drivers most likely to be caught speeding or of reckless driving.

But it's not just the type of car you drive, there are a number of other factors like the colour of your car and where you live.

Owners of red cars are 10 per cent more likely to be caught for speeding over white or cream cars - a grey Vauxhall is apparently Britain's safest.

Only 20 per cent of those surveyed in Sheffield had a clean license compared to those in Edinburgh, which set the standard with 67 per cent having no points at all.