Men spend 276 miles a year lost on roads

Men are far less likely to admit they are lost than women and often too stubborn to ask for directions.

Written by Agencies | London | Published:August 20, 2010 2:32 pm

Men are men. Not only they have qualms about asking for directions but they are also far less likely than women to admit that they are lost on the road,a survey has revealed.

According to the survey,men spend 276 miles a year lost on the road – in fact,more than a quarter of them would wait at least half-an-hour before asking for directions,while 12 per cent are too stubborn to ask for help at all.

This lost drive time costs men up to 2,000 pounds in petrol over a lifetime. By contrast,women drove around lost for 256 miles a year,the Daily Mail reported.

The research by Sheilas Wheels car insurance also found 34 per cent of all drivers would rather ask a woman than a man for directions.

Some 74 per cent of women have no qualms about asking for directions,with 37 per cent saying they pull over as soon as they realise they are lost as compared to some 30 per cent of men,the poll found.

But 40 per cent of men polled said even if they were to ask a stranger for directions,they wouldn’t always trust or follow them.

Jacky Brown,spokeswoman for the Shelias Wheels car insurance said,men aren’t quite as confident behind the wheel as they make out when it comes to navigation. Lost miles add up so if you’re looking to save on petrol we suggest you plan and prepare your route in advance,even if you have a sat-nav.

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