53 per cent say they're 'good at driving' in IAM poll

Published Date: 16/12/2013 16:53:33

Some 53 per cent of respondents in an Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) poll have said that they are good at driving when compared to other road users. Some 45 per cent claimed to be very good drivers in the survey of 2,229.

And 39 per cent still think of driving (or in some cases riding) for fun as something they do for a hobby, the poll found. One in three head out for a spin sometimes.

It was discovered that 78 per cent tend to do the driving if they're out with a partner. But around 50 per cent said they weren't always relaxed when they have their partner with them in the car.

Some drivers - one in three - said they didn't get enjoyment from driving anymore - the most common reason cited being the costs associated with fuel.

"With congestion and fuel prices it’s easy to understand why many people think driving is a chore. But the UK still has some of the most beautiful roads in the world and if you have the right skills and confidence in your ability driving can be as enjoyable as ever," commented Simon Best of the IAM.

As all drivers know, motor insurance is one of the most vital forms of personal insurance out there.