Birmingham ‘worst’ UK city for driving

Birmingham has been named as the worst UK city to drive in, followed closely by London and Bristol.

A poll of 2,240 drivers conducted by www.vouchercodespro.co.uk found that 22% named Birmingham as the most difficult city to drive in.

London was second with 21% of the vote, followed by Bristol (17%), Liverpool (15%) and Cambridge (14%).

Delving deeper, it was revealed that 57% of those who voted for Birmingham cited the Gravelly Hill Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) as the main cause of their dissatisfaction and 49% of those who stated London cited the M25.

When asked what issues they had encountered while driving in these cities, the most common were getting lost (34%), getting stuck in heavy traffic jams (28%) and road rage (21%).

George Charles, spokesperson for www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said, ‘Driving in a new place for the first time can always be a daunting task, but no more so than when your route takes you through Spaghetti Junction, or into a long queue on the M25 while trying to manoeuvre your way around London. It’s great to tackle these though, and not let the fears and worries put you off. Always keep alert, stay fully focused on the road and what’s going on around you, and where possible have a sat nav installed to help you navigate the lanes and turnings.’