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British families travel 1,957 miles a year on road trips

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A study has shown that British families take approximately 19 road trips, totaling 1,957 miles in a year. 

The results published on behalf of Jardine Motors Group asked 1,400 recipients about their experiences on road trips with their family.

The poll revealed that while on a trip 96% of motorists enjoy listening to the radio, while 50% keep the kids entertained with computer games.

Technology played a part in the road trip experience with 40% of drivers complaining that they had been taken in the wrong direction by sat nav and 25% admitting to entering in the postcode incorrectly.

Jardine Motor’s group marketing director Matthew Wrigley said: “Lots of us head out on road trips across the UK during the summer holiday, and the car we drive can make that journey a lot more enjoyable. Our research found that the three most important car features for a successful family outing are comfortable seating, plenty of space and a big boot to fit in the luggage.”

The survey showed that while motorists often take the whole family, 66% will travel without the children at least twice in a year.


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