According to a new study, British drivers say Italy’s road network and its drivers as the most dangerous. Well, they might have not taken into account Russia, we think.
Nevertheless, a study conducted on 2,000 British motorists by carrentals.co.uk, concluded that Italy is the worst country to drive in, because of the speedy drivers and the dangerous road network.
The combination the put fear in the Brit’s steering wheel sums up like this: twisty cliff top roads, coupled with crowded city centers, poor roads and antics behind the wheel and on the road make a dangerous mix.
“Driving abroad can be stressful, especially if you are not experienced at it. Most countries, even those in Europe will have different road markings, terrain, signs and laws to consider. Many motorists going off on their holidays just think it’s a case of jumping in the car and driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road but there is a lot more to consider,” says Gareth Robinson, managing director of carrentals.co.uk.
Also, the study found out that one in every seven drivers had an accident when driving abroad (whether it was Europe, Asia or the US) and a further 15% had near misses. Also, the drivers say that switching from their usual driving position (on the road or in the car) and the unusual rules or signs worry them the most.