British women are "too scared" to drive abroad


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Most British women are too scared to drive abroad, with nearly half saying they will never attempt it, according to a new survey.

UK women are far more worried than men about getting behind the wheel overseas, with 73 per cent never having done so and 47 per cent ruling it out for ever, the poll from TravelSupermarket found.

Of the women who had driven abroad, 17 per cent said it was more difficult than driving in the UK, compared with nine per cent of men. Source: PA.

The survey of 2,002 adults also found that men were far more likely to cause damage to hire cars abroad or fall foul of foreign driving rules.

Men were also keener than women to recommend continental driving to others and to pick racy cars to drive overseas.

Bob Atkinson, of TravelSupermarket, said: "Hiring a car is already a massively popular method of getting around when you're on holiday.

"Although driving abroad might seem a daunting prospect, it can be the enabler to a fantastic holiday and is far easier than you would imagine."

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