Drivers in the north-west of England hate motorways more than any other region on the country due to a lack of skill in dealing with multi-lane roads, according to a new survey from the AA Driving School.
More than a fifth of drivers in the Northwest say they lack the skills needed for motorway driving, and avoid using the region’s motorways if possible.
The area contains the M60, M6 and M62, which are among the UK’s five busiest motorways.
Across the whole country, 14 per cent of drivers say they do not possess the ability to confidently deal with motorway driving, equating to nearly five million people.
The AA’s online route planner generates six million journeys each year that have been specified to avoid motorway use.
Driving too slowly, not merging safely when joining the motorway, and not observing safe following distances are the most commonly observed problems, according to AA Driving School instructors.