Dated: 18 March 2009
Male motorists leave Kerry standing for Kiera
Women may have suspected it for some time, but new survey figures confirm that chivalry is not dead – so long as you happen to be a glamorous twenty-something.
Male drivers are fifteen times more likely to stop at the roadside for actress Kiera Knightley, 23, than 54-year-old former Prime Minister’s wife Cherie Blair, with 30% saying they would come to the actress’ rescue if she had a flat tyre.
The poll by tyre retailer Blackcircles.com revealed Kiera was the most likely to receive help, ahead of blonde lads’ favourite Abi Titmuss (20%), TV star Kerry Katona (4%) and lawyer Cherie (2%), revealing that male chivalry depends very much upon how the damsel looks.
Mike Welch, managing director of Blackcircles.com, which operates from more than one thousand independent garages nationwide, says the survey highlights some quirky points about motorists’ behaviour.
“It’s reassuring that there are still some Good Samaritans on our roads, especially if you happen to be a beautiful Hollywood A-lister.
“My advice to Kerry and Cherie would be, if you’re planning a long trip in the near future, check your tyres immediately because male drivers won’t be coming to your rescue!”