Average motorist suffers 15 flat tyres

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The average British motorist will have to suffer the inconvenience of having 15 flat tyres, according to an amusing survey by Gocompare.com.

Mr and Mrs Average Driver will also own 26 cars, have 81 near misses, cry in their car 82 times and drive an impressive 292,986 miles.

The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 drivers, which unveils their motoring habits over a period of 61.5 years. From the tender age of 17, motorists will spend much of their daily lives commuting in the car, ferrying people around and conducting their social life. As such, they will visit the local garage to fill up with fuel at least 2,645 times, and get the car fixed 31 times.

John Miles, business development director at Gocompare.com, which conducted the research said: “The study is a real eye-opener, as not only does it give us an in-depth account of the average motorist, it also reveals the impact of having a driving license.

“Being able to drive a car involves so much more than just getting from A to B – as most folk conduct a lot of their other business in the car.

“Ferrying people around on dates, applying make-up, checking the telephone, crying, listening to music and kissing are just some of the other things motorists get up to in the car.”

To read more about the findings go to http://www.realwire.com/releases/Gocompare-asks-Are-you-an-average-motorist.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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