Car insurance customers 'are happiest driving alone'

Tuesday, 08 June 2010

More than 60 per cent of car insurance policyholders are happiest when they are driving alone, a new poll has revealed.

When motor insurance holders are travelling on their own, 40 per cent of them stay happy by listening to music or the radio, the poll, undertaken by YouGov on behalf of Skoda UK found.

According to a leading UK psychologist, driving alone could be the answer to a healthier life.

Gladeana McMahon said: "Driving on your own gives you time to think, whether mulling over issues or remembering good times.

"Given the hectic 24/7 lifestyles we all now seem to lead, the car has become a sanctuary for us to escape to, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life."

Motor insurance customers cited viewing beautiful scenery and having time to think as other things that made them happy while travelling on their own.

Recently, people were warned by the Motor Insurers' Bureau to check they were not breaking the law with their car insurance policy.

Many parents illegally 'front' for their children, naming themselves as the main driver on a motor insurance policy even though it is their son or daughter.

Posted by Claire Carter

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