Almost A Million British Motorists Suffer From ?rusty Driver Syndrome? And Forget Rules Of The Road

Almost A Million British Motorists Suffer From ?rusty Driver Syndrome? And Forget Rules Of The Road

Almost a million1 British motorists are suffering from ?rusty driver? syndrome, claiming they have either forgotten how to drive or are lacking solid driving skills.

Motorists who fail to get behind the wheel on a regular basis and suffer rusty driver syndrome as a result, could be putting other motorists at risk.

Research2 from Churchill Car Insurance reveals two fifths (42 %) of motorists who drive on an infrequent basis admit the standard or quality of their driving is affected whenever they next hit the road.

The figures also reveal that since passing their driving test, one in ten motorists (11 %) have left a gap of two years or more before getting back in the driving seat – giving them ample time to forget the rules of the road and exactly how they should keep a vehicle in check.

Frances Browning, spokesperson for Churchill Car Insurance says: ?Motorists getting back behind the wheel after a break from driving can find it daunting. Drivers need to be able to handle a range of different road and traffic situations, which only regular practice can help …