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Help! I’m lost, 4-out-of-5 London motorists admit

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:49 05 October 2010

MUDDLED motorists in London admit to driving thousands of miles in completely the wrong direction. Four-out-of-five admit to getting lost regularly, travelling an average 25 miles after making mistakes, survey results reveal this-morning

MUDDLED motorists in London admit to driving thousands of miles in completely the wrong direction.

Four-out-of-five admit to getting lost regularly, travelling an average 25 miles after making mistakes, survey results reveal this-morning.

Drivers on average clock up 1,500 miles in London when lost-that's the distance from London to Moscow.

The study by Continental Tyres, which polled 4,000 motorists aged 17 to 65, found 83 per cent have taken a wrong turn and become lost.

One-in-seven owned up to having an accident or running out of petrol when lost.

The survey revealed couples argue at least once a month about how to get from A to B and have spent nearly 90 minutes driving around disorientated.

A crazy 17 per cent even admit to reversing the wrong way back up a motorway to get onto their slip road.

But 12 per cent would first ring their dad for help and eight per cent would simply stop and panic.


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