Baby boomers come out on top when identifying dashboard warning lights, according to a new poll.
Prestone polled around 1,000 drivers to see if they could recognise some common warning lights that may appear on your dashboard.
On average, baby boomers scored 70%, with 100% knowing the battery warning light, 80% the brake problem light, and 86% the low screenwash warning light.
The poll also found:
- Over half of 16-25 year olds don’t recognise the tyre pressure warning light
- The emissions warning light is the one most drivers struggled to identify
- The battery warning light was the easiest to identify overall
- Generationally comparing, baby boomers did the best overall, correctly identifying 70% correctly and on each individual question, a higher percentage knew on most than in any other age group
- 9 in 10 drivers (Gen Z) do not know what the emissions warning light means
- Gen Z knew best on steering issues warning light and airbag malfunction warning light
- Millennials did the worst, identifying the least of the warning lights correctly
Baby boomers and generation Z drivers performed the best, but the middle age groups, millennials and generation X struggled more. This age split seems to suggest a knowledge gap from the point where a driver passes their test as a teenager to when they become an experienced driver.