What Kind of Driving Hero Are You?

When you start driving, you learn a lot about the Highway Code and other areas. As you continue to drive throughout your life, you may experience a breakdown, a traffic jam and, if you’re really unlucky, a crash.

The RAC is putting motorists’ good nature to the test, with a quiz to reveal driving habits that tell all.

The quiz will reveal who the most commendable roadside heroes are, asking some fascinating questions to understand the type of drivers that grace our roads.

The RAC would like you to encourage motorists to take this fun quiz which will reveal which type of driver they are:

Brought to you by RAC


Everyday Hero
You’re the real champion of the roadside: a modern-day white knight, saving the day for the broken-down and stranded. If only there were more drivers like you…

Reserved Rescuer
In an emergency, you’ll step into some hero boots – but you’d rather stay safely behind the wheel. After all, you do have a life to lead.

Drive-on byer
You cruise down the road and don’t care for interruptions. You’d rather drive on by than help road users in dire straits. In your car, time behind the wheel is about looking after Number One.

The quiz can be viewed here: www.rac.co.uk/everyday-heroes

I like to think that, in an emergency, I would stop to help as well as someone stopping to help me should the case arise.

I have never broken down while out and about but, with three young children and one of them with a medical condition, I dread to think what would happen if I was left stranded at the side of the road.

I have taken the quiz and, even though I wouldn’t be comfortable stopping for all scenarios, I was awarded the Everyday Hero champion which I was pleased about.

You always hear of pregnant women going into labour at the side of the road or their waters breaking on the way to hospital and I always think that kind of emergency would be so exciting to be a part of.

Living in a semi-rural area, the roads can often be treacherous in winter-especially the untreated ones. I pace saw a man spin around 180 degrees on the school run and I did stop and ask him if he was ok. He was driving a little sports car and I think the incident affected his ego more than anything else but I was so pleased that I stopped.

Another time, I saw a car reverse into another car on a supermarket carpark and the driver just parked up and walked in like nothing had happened.

Having been the victim of drive away car scratches, this enraged me so I went and told a supermarket employee and the lady who dented the car had to hand her insurance details over.

In these types of situations, I always think of how I would like to be treated if something happened to me and I usually do believe in the good in humanity and think most people would do the same as I did.

Why not take the quiz for yourself and find out what kind of driver you are. I’d love fo you to let me know in the comments below.


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