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Why we love driving our cars

Driving enjoyment

New research has revealed the truth behind our love-affair with driving – with freedom, personal space and being in control of our own destiny topping the chart.

Top 10 reasons why driving gives Brits the feelgood factor

  1. I can get anywhere, anytime, anyhow (45%)
  2. I love being in my own space (42%)
  3. I like to be in control of my own destiny (37%)
  4. I won’t have to rely on public transport (36%)
  5. I enjoy the freedom to move at my own speed (35%)
  6. I like the open road and freedom driving provides (29%)
  7. I’m reassured that I’ve maintained my own vehicle properly (22%)
  8. My car is an extension of my personality, matching my lifestyle (21%)
  9. I love turning on music and singing (18%)
  10. I use my car as a mini office (15%)

“It’s really encouraging to see the UK is truly a nation who still have a passion and love of driving, especially as electric, autonomous cars and vans, and new forms of mobility gain importance,” said Matt Dyer of LeasePlan UK which carried out the study.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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