Brits still love to drive

New consumer research from LeasePlan UK shows Brits still have a love for driving and the freedom it gives them.

The happiest of all drivers, still coming off the hype of passing their test, are the youngest motorists (26%) compared to just 15% of 45 to 54 year olds.

Some 39% of respondents said comfort was what made driving and cars so enjoyable, while Millennials (18-25 year olds) are most concerned about the look of their car (20%) compared to just six per cent of those over 55. Just under half (45%) admitted having their own space makes them feel the best and a further 38% of respondents, the ability to go wherever they please, whenever they like, represents their biggest love for the road.

The LeasePlan survey data, gathered from 1,000 respondents across the UK, also revealed the nation is divided on the types of road they prefer; 35% of drivers like putting their foot down on motorways, while 29% of drivers still prefer taking the more scenic, country routes.

The survey also revealed the irritations stopping drivers from enjoying their daily drives, 42% of drivers claim congestion is their top reason, over a third (37%) say it’s down to the number of potholes and a further 37% admit that roadworks are a constant nuisance.

‘It’s really encouraging to see the UK is truly a nation who still have a passion and love of driving,’ commented Matt  Dyer, managing director at LeasePlan UK, ‘especially as electric, autonomous cars and vans, and new forms of mobility gain importance.’