Celebrities typically make their money by doing one or two things really well. Those things can include acting, singing, or even simply being attractive. With that being said, many celebrities do not have a need to be a good driver. A lot of the time these folks are being driven around in a limousine or by a personal driver.
Some celebs might be great drivers, but those types of stories aren’t interesting and don’t make headlines. Celebrities like Floyd “Money” Mayweather collect luxury cars so hopefully they are pretty skilled behind the wheel or they could end up costing themselves lots of money in damages and repairs.
There are plenty of distractions for every day drivers including their smart phones and other gadgets. Those distractions are only multiplied for celebrities who often get bombarded by paparazzi members trying to snap their photos at all times. Sometimes celebs will have a minor accident just backing out of a parking space and will blame those photographers for distracting them and causing their accidents. The celebrities on this list have committed crimes such as fleeing the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and much more.
11. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is one bad dude and has driven some pretty awesome cars for his movies. It seems that the star of Furious 7 is not such a great driver in real life. Dwayne tells the story that he was driving his truck and heard a loud noise. He continues to say that he “sideswiped another pickup that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror.” The Rock stopped and expected the owner of the truck to be angry, but instead he was in good spirits and happy to meet the celebrity actor and wrestler. The man even refused to take Johnson’s money to pay for the damage done to his truck!
10. Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria may be successful at acting and being a Hollywood starlet, but she does not seem to be as successful behind the wheel. Longoria was in a parking lot in Los Angeles when she backed up right into a BMW. She ruined the other car’s front grill and hood but didn’t do much damage to her own car at the time. Eva exchanged her information with the owner of the other car and treated them very nicely while apologizing for the accident. The former star of Desperate Housewives is scheduled to star in the upcoming car film Low Riders.
9. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner has become known for her collection of luxury cars, but it helps to be a good driver if you own all of those expensive vehicles. Kylie was excited to get her driver’s license, but just 18 days later she was at fault in a three car collision and seriously damaged her brand new Mercedes SUV which set her back about $125 thousand. Jenner hit the back of a Toyota in Los Angeles and that Toyota then hit a Subaru SUV. Kylie quickly hopped out of her vehicle and apologized to the other drivers and checked to make sure they were okay. She has had time to practice her driving skills and hopefully will not be so careless with her newer luxury cars.
8. Selena Gomez
Actress and pop star Selena Gomez is another young Hollywood driver who may have been distracted while driving. Gomez blamed the paparazzi for her fender bender that she caused when she backed out of a 7-Eleven parking lot. The back of her SUV had some minor scratches and Selena seemed to stay calm and light hearted as she exchanged information with the owner of the other car she backed into. The former teen pop star has grown up into a young lady before our eyes and that includes growing pains like learning how to drive and having her first accident.
7. Ben Affleck
Actor Ben Affleck has driven some pretty cool cars on screen, but he may not be such a skilled driver when it comes to the streets of Santa Monica, California. Affleck knocked off the side mirror of a parked car while he was driving down the street. Since the driver was not around, Ben left him a note that read “Hi, knocked off your mirror! Very sorry! Will cover everything-Ben.” The paparazzi caught the accident and Affleck leaving the note as well. Maybe this was a case of distracted driving with everything going on in his busy and hectic life.
6. January Jones
Actress and model January Jones certainly attracts a lot of paparazzi, which can partially be to blamed for an unfortunate accident she had behind the wheel. Jones lost control of her car and crashed into three parked vehicles while being chased by photographers in West Hollywood. She made headlines for calling celebrity chef Bobby Flay after she called the police to report the accident. Jones is best known for starring as Betty Draper on the TV series Mad Men from 2007 to 2015. Since then she has starred as Melissa in the Fox sitcom The Last Man on Earth.
5. Britney Spears
Britney Spears had been in trouble behind the wheel for more than one reason. The 90s pop star got lots of unwanted attention in 2006 when she was seen driving with her baby Sean Preston sitting on her lap. The next year Britney was involved in a hit and run accident and was also charged with property damage and driving her car without a license. In 2008 Spears was in another accident and rear-ended a car in Los Angeles. Maybe she got excited about hearing one of her hit songs like “…Baby One More Time” or “Oops!… I Did It Again” coming on the radio.
4. LeAnn Rimes
Country music singer LeAnn Rimes has had more than her fair share of shocking moments while driving. In 2009 she caused a small fender bender with another car. This would not have been so bad, but LeAnn decided to leave the scene which got her into even more trouble. Just about a month later Rimes’ car was surrounded by paparazzi which she claimed distracted her. Rimes rear ended the car in front of her while she claimed she was looking out the side of her window at the photographers. Luckily Rimes can afford to buy plenty of new cars off of the success of her albums which have sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.
3. Paris Hilton
Someone like Paris Hilton has a lot to lose, so it may seem shocking that she would make such a bad decision as to drive under the influence. We all know that driving impaired can make anyone a bad driver, and Paris Hilton certainly has many distractions to choose from. She was escorted off to jail and forced to spend three weeks behind bars and wear less than flattering prison attire. Hopefully Hilton has realized that she has plenty of people to drive her around and plenty of money to get a cab or an Uber if she chose to give someone the surprise of picking her up for a ride.
2. Lindsay Lohan
Actress Lindsay Lohan has certainly had her share of legal trouble with being a shockingly bad driver. Lindsay has been in fender benders including colliding with the back of an 18-wheeler truck. She was involved in a hit and run accident in 2011 and has been charged with DUI on more than one occasion. Her driving issues started back in 2005 when she crashed into another car and have continued throughout the years. Lohan crashed her Porsche into that 18-wheeler and seems to have a new accident every year or so. There is no way that Lindsay Lohan could deny that she is a horrible driver.
1. Amanda Bynes
Many people consider Amanda Bynes to be the worst celebrity driver of all time. The once popular actress has committed many offenses behind the wheel which include getting a DUI, sideswiping a police car, driving with a suspended license multiple times, being high while driving, and leaving the scene of an accident that she caused! All of her troubles seemed to start when she was pulled over for just talking on a cell phone while driving, and things just kept getting worse from there. Bynes retired from acting in 2012 and perhaps she should consider giving up on driving as well.
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