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London motorists see M25 motorway as their road to hell'

PUBLISHED: 11:59 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:18 05 October 2010

CAR drivers in London are not ones for life in the fast lane, new research today reveals. Many fear the orbital M25 motorway that surrounds the capital as their road to hell'

By Mike Brooke

CAR drivers in London are not ones for life in the fast lane, new research today reveals.

Many fear the orbital M25 motorway that surrounds the capital as their road to hell.’

They are among the worst-hit by a phenomenon dubbed motorway phobia,’ according to AA Driving School.

Nearly one-in-six believe they lack vital skills needed for motorway driving, more than any other region apart from the North West of England.

The findings reveal a fear of motorways by an estimated 630,000 London motorists lacking confidence which causes them to avoid motorways altogether.

Learner drivers are not allowed on Britain’s super highways’ network, so they are not tested on practical motorway skills and do not have to take motorway lessons once licensed.

So the AA school has started a new driving course to help newly-qualified drivers build motorway confidence’ for life in the fast lane.

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