What makes the average driver? This does :
Of the 2,000 British motorists polled, the average bod will spend around 61 days cleaning and 30 days servicing their car. Almost 1/3 admitted to being clueless talking to mechanics, though 6% tried to converse on equal terms (13% of us say we genuinely know what we're talking about). Just under 1/4 had written off a car; 4% had done it more than once.
3/4 said owning a car gave them freedom and c.1/4 said owning their first car was a rite of passage. 85% rated their driving good / excellent.
2-3 years is commonest length of time for which people keep a car (21% of us).
And why is this blogpost titled "Mx …"? Because that's the gender-unspecific prefix to proper names, now available to the DVSA in the iPad test-marking software.