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Most drivers planning UK staycations

The vast majority of British motorists are planning summer staycations, despite the easing of international travel restrictions, claims new research.

According to the study by Autoglass, the UK’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, four in five (85%) drivers will be heading out to explore homegrown attractions.

This is a significant increase from 2017 when a third of British adults said they were planning to holiday in the UK.

More than half (57%) of road users will take trips to the countryside, while 56% are heading off to the seaside, with just 15% saying they are unlikely to visit any UK attractions by car this summer.  

Nearly half (47%) of car owners surveyed said they expect to use their vehicles more frequently in the next three months, with only 7% of respondents saying they will drive less.  

Those drivers that are likely to use their car more frequently say this is due to discomfort around taking public transport and increasing Covid-19 infection rates, while those saying they will use their car less frequently attribute this to still working from home, changing holiday plans, and the delay to loosening restrictions from 21 June.  

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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