Wednesday 15th February 2012
Be Wiser Insurance

The thought of driving in certain counties conjures up romantic images especially in places like America with its classic Route 66 or Australia with the Great Ocean Road. Where in Britain invokes this same strong imagery – well nowhere apparently.

According to a recent YouGov survey on behalf of a well known GPS firm a large number of drivers are a bit dispirited with the roads in Britain and many only think of the M25 and M6.

More than 80% of those asked said they found the seemingly endless traffic jams were off putting and more than a quarter said the road side scenery was often boring and uninspiring.

Another problem with driving in Britain was confusing road signs with around a fifth of respondents saying they were the cause of unhappy road experiences.

There were some positives, however, with the best road in the country being the A591 between Keswick and Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Second was the A82 Glasgow to Fort William, with the A38 from Exeter to Plymouth third.

A spokesperson for the company remarked that while American drivers may be proud of Route 1 and 66, motorists in the UK tell a different story.

"In Britain, we're more likely to think of the M25 and the M6. It's hardly surprising that driving in Britain is regarded as more pain than pleasure," she said.

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