Almost three in five British people that have driven while on holiday abroad admit they have made mistakes on foreign roads, according to our poll on behalf of online car hire comparison site carhiremarket.com. Getting lost tops the list of blunders for Brits who admit to making mistakes, cited by over two thirds of those who have driven abroad.
According to the poll, men are the worst drivers when it comes to making errors in foreign countries. Over a quarter of men who have driven abroad say they have found themselves on the wrong side of the road, compared to just 14% of women.
- 59% of Brits who have driven abroad admit to making errors when on foreign roads
- Over one in ten Brits who have driven abroad and admit to making mistakes (13%) have gone the wrong way round a roundabout
- Worryingly, 9% also confessed to trying to wind the window down instead of changing gear
- Over a quarter (27%) of men who have driven abroad have found themselves on the wrong side of the road, compared to just 14% of women
Scots may be advised to invest in a satnav, as 46% of Scottish drivers admit to losing their way compared to 39% on average across the rest of Britain. Drivers from Yorkshire and Humberside appear to be the most confident when driving abroad, with only 56% admitting to blunders.
Andrew Shorrock, Assistant Product Manager at carhiremarket.com, advised holidaymakers: ‘By taking a few simple steps and making sure you are prepared for a road trip abroad, dangerous mistakes and lack of direction can be easily avoided.’