With the summer holidays looming touring caravans are now on their starting blocks in readiness to hit the highways and byways of Britain. Now, in an annual survey conducted by the AA to ascertain the most popular drivers on Britain’s roads, touring caravan drivers have come out tops on all counts.
The survey which was published today on the AA’s website singled out drivers who towed caravans as the ‘most likely to stick to the speed limit or way below it’ out of courtesy to other road users. They were deemed the ‘most friendly’ as they enjoyed leading convoys of other happy travellers for several miles at a time at speeds in which they allowed them to enjoy the passing countryside. They also scored highly on aesthetic grounds as other drivers have come to ‘celebrate and embrace’ the tradition of caravan touring which, along with the comradery to be found in traffic jams, adds to the charm of travelling on wet summer days.
“The survey proves what we have thought for a long time,” said a spokesman for the AA, “that the drivers of touring caravans are a popular bunch of people. With even more people holidaying in the UK this year due to the current economic climate, they will be able to enjoy the picturesque sight of the traditional British touring caravan as it weaves and winds its way along our roads.”
Bert Cadwallader, a touring caravan driver from Norfolk said, “As the owner of an Elddis 4 Berth Crusader I’m very chuffed to be at the top of the list of popular drivers. My wife Elsie and I find that BMW drivers are the next friendliest as they’ll sit behind us for miles and miles waving and flashing just to let us know they are enjoying the journey.”
According to the AA the next most popular drivers on Britain’s roads are white Ford transit van drivers who are renowned for their ‘courtesy and patience.’
Bottom of the list for the tenth year running were Land Rover Vogue drivers who were the most likely to be ‘up their own arses’ and unlikely to give way to anything ‘worth less than £50k’ on the road.