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Holidaymakers to drive over 1,000 miles

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

BRITISH families will rack up a total of 15.7 billion miles in their own cars during holidays this year.

Research from Kwik-Fit suggests that motorists using their vehicle for trips will drive an average of 1,082 miles each.

The vast majority of these trips will be within the UK, with 13.2 million cars being used for domestic holidays. Also, 2.2 million cars will head to France, 550,000 to Germany, 520,000 to Spain and 390,000 to Italy.

For those holidaying in Britain, the most popular places to visit are the south west of England (28%), the south coast (21%), Wales (20%) and Scotland (19%). The Lake District (16%), Yorkshire Dales (14%) and Midlands (13%) also scored highly.

Motorists in the West Midlands plan to travel the greatest distance in their own cars, with expected average mileage of 1,322 miles. Welsh drivers plan to stay closer to home with the lowest average distance at 722 miles.

By Peter Woodman, Press Association Transport Correspondent