The AA is launching new tailored motorway driving courses in the wake of a study showing that five million drivers feel they lack the skills to drive on M-roads.
The research, by AA Driving School, concludes that a fear of motorways and a lack of driving skills have created a ‘lost generation’ of drivers who avoid M-roads at all costs.
The study comes as instructors report that a phenomenon dubbed ‘M-phobia’ is driving thousands onto more dangerous A-roads. Some drivers fear motorways so much they spend decades, or even generations, avoiding them, according to feedback from a panel of AA driving instructors.
To help prepare drivers of all ages for life in the fast lane, AA Driving School is launching the new tailored motorway driving courses.
Director Simon Douglas says: "The evidence suggests motorways are Britain’s most feared roads. Yet, statistically, they are our safest roads.
"Tailored motorway tuition with a qualified instructor can help drivers beat M-phobia – and build the skills and confidence to drive safely while enjoying the convenience of our motorway network."
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