14% of Italian Motorists Have Vandalized a Car

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We live in a very sanitized, civilized world, but somehow cars do get the best of us and we don’t mean that in a good way. Road rage often extends beyond the driving part itself, and Italians, who are often guilty of really reckless driving and tend to scratch your paint or hit a mirror.
According to a study by the Research and Documentation Center Direct Line, more than 14% of drivers in Italy have admitted that they have vandalized somebody else’s car. Of those, 7% said they streaked the paint, 3% said they hit a mirror and 2% said they broken a wiper.

Less vulnerable are the windows (1%) and tires (1%). On a gender-based basis, 8% of women say they’ve scored a car, while 4% of men say they damaged a mirror.

But it seems that car vandalism is not something that young drivers necessarily do, as only 5% of under-25s admit to damaging the body of somebody’s car, while that figure doubles to 10% in the case of 25 to 35 year olds.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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