HGV drivers chose M6 toll Britain’s most enjoyable motorway route

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HGV drivers have chosen the M6 toll Britain's most enjoyable motorway route in a poll conducted by motorway service operator Roadchef. Truckers said that a good motorway depends on the smoothness of the road surface, the quality of the services and rest stops, and the likelihood of less traffic. Moreover, 95% of the respondents said that Britain was home to the best motorways in the world.

HGV drivers chose M6 toll Britain’s most enjoyable motorway route
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Often referred to on the road as the Midland Expressway, and with 26 miles of six-lane motorway, the M6 toll was chosen by 32% of the HGV drivers polled on Britain’s most enjoyable motorway route.

Following close behind was the M25 (31%), also known as London’s Orbital Motorway and encircling most of Greater London, the M40 (30%), which links London, Oxford and Birmingham, and the M4 (28%), originally the London-South Wales Motorway and connecting southwest Wales to West London.

Researchers from Roadchef also asked HGV drivers all about life on the road and found that a good motorway depends on the smoothness of the road surface (62%), the quality of the services and rest stops (61%) and the likelihood of less traffic (51%).

And taking all these into account,  a whopping 95% of the responders claimed that Britain was home to the best motorways in the world.

Meanwhile, over nine in ten HGV drivers (95%) stated there was a romance about being on the open road that they couldn’t resist – with 92% confessing that they love long-distance journeys.

40% are cheered up whenever they see the blue colour of a motorway sign, while 38% admit they always feel relaxed when driving on an M road.

And four in ten agree that motorways have been a boon for Britain ever since they were first built.

These are the most enjoyable motorways in the UK, according to HGV drivers:

  1. M6 TOLL – 32%
  2. M25 – 31%
  3. M40 – 30%
  4. M4 – 28%
  5. M6 28%
  6. M74 – 28%
  7. M1 – 27%
  8. M20 – 25%
  9. M80 – 25%
  10. M25 – 25%
  11. M621 – 25%
  12. M27 – 24%
  13. M26 – 24%
  14. M5 – 22%
  15. M60 – 22%
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