Britons' holiday driving mishaps revealed

A survey has revealed the various sticky situations British motorists find themselves in when driving abroad - although many also admitted to running into trouble when driving at home too. More than a quarter (28%) of drivers said they have misread or misunderstood foreign road signs, the poll by insurance firm Aviva revealed. Almost three-quarters of drivers stated that they have got into some kind of difficulties while driving abroad, with 16% saying they had even driven on the wrong side of the road at some point on an overseas trip. The survey of 1,000 motorists found, however, that they view tiredness and boredom as bigger problems when driving at home in the UK rather than overseas. And any Britons considering buying a new motor before taking to the road this summer might want to consider leaving plenty of extra time for their journeys, with the poll showing that seven out of 10 motorists were unable to accurately estimate their journey times and distances. More than half (58%) of motorists also admitted to getting lost either on UK roads or abroad.

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