British Motorists are ‘Driving Home for Christmas’, with over a third travelling long distances over the next week
Around 40% of British drivers will be top to toe in tailbacks over the next few days as the annual Christmas pilgrimage gets underway.
While putting up our Christmas decorations and listening to Chris Rea singing “Driving home for Christmas” we wondered, how far people drive to be “home at Christmas”. So we carried out a survey.
You responded and we discovered that while 36% of drivers will be giving their cars a well-earned rest as much as themselves this Christmas, over a quarter (28%) plan to get the red lights all around them by traveling over 100 miles just to be with their loved ones over the holiday period.
A further 12% plan to travel between 50 and 100 miles, while a mere 8% are bringing up the ‘Rea’ (see what we did there) by planning to travel under 10 miles.
The survey shows the sheer passion for driving in the UK is still as strong as ever, which is a message that the revamped show organisers want to ‘drive home’, with live, interactive elements and free show entry for children.
The festive season is renowned for terrible traffic and might not be the most relaxing time of year to pass the time away on the British road network, but we’re encouraging drivers to enjoy their car, not to get too stressed and treat other road users with respect. The driver next to you is just the same…”
If you aren’t looking forward to making teh trip in your current car, why not make it a new years resolution to replace it with something more enjoyable before next years Christmas trek. head down to the show and get your bum on the seats of the latest cars and choose the perfect Christmas Sleigh for you and your little elves next year
Tickets for the show are still on offer at a 25% launch discount from the normal prices of £18.50 for adults or £37 for families via the show’s website at www.thebritishmotorshow.live
Are you traveling far this Christmas, we’d love to hear about who has the longest trek….