Wednesday 18th August 2010
Be Wiser Insurance

People who cart their caravans around the UK are more likely to get frustrated by drivers in Britain than anywhere else on the continent; car insurance customers may be interested to know.

Eurocamp Independent has claimed that more than three-quarters of Caravaners in the British Isles consider the drivers here to be the most aggressive in Europe. By contrast, it added one in twenty reported similar hostilities with people from Germany, France or Spain.

Motorways are the worst flash points for tourers with the M25 was singled out as one particular area where such incidents were common, with around a quarter claiming it was the most vicious road in Britain.

Around one in ten Caravaners cited the A1 as the most ill-tempered road in Britain, with Germany’s Autobahns and France’s toll roads being cited as the best roads to drive on in Europe.

Bank Holiday traffic tends to bring out the worst in people on British motorways as everyone is looking to get away from the rat-race and the motorways become overly congested. As a result, it seems Caravaners, closely followed by lorry drivers, take the unnecessary brunt of motorists’ frustrations.

"It seems our European neighbours are much more accommodating when it comes to Caravaners, reflecting their more relaxed approach to everyday life," said a spokesperson for the company.

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