10% Of Women Are Too Nervous To Drive On Motorways, Study Finds

According to a study conducted in 2015 by the AA Charitable Trust, more than one in 10 women are too nervous to drive on motorways, often avoiding them completely.

The survey, which questioned over 29,000 drivers, revealed that almost half knew someone who avoids motorways altogether. A staggering 25% admitted to being nervous when a friend or family members drives on motorways.

Hopefully this is set to change, with the new plans to allow learners to have motorway driving lessons (subject to the car having dual controls).

We're interested to know if there are other things that you tend to avoid while driving. Do you hate driving at night, or on country roads? More importantly, what would help you overcome these fears and become a more confident driver?

We're launching a new monthly Twitter chat at 8pm on Wednesday 1st March where fellow drivers (including learners) and experts can share their experiences and advice for safer, happier journeys.

If there are any topics in particular you'd like us to cover, let us know in the comments.

Look out for #WheelTalkers (see what we did there?) coming to Twitter on 1st March.

In the meantime, come and say hi to us: @wizzlesellmycar