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People concerned about travelling by road this summer

Road trips are set to return this summer.

People are keen to get away in the coming months after the coronavirus pandemic, but many are concerned about travelling by road.

Some of their concerns include using a phone whilst driving (50 per cent), road rage (18 per cent), speeding (14 per cent) and tailgating (12 per cent).

And nearly three quarters of people admit they sometimes speed or often speed whilst seven per cent admitted to falling asleep at the wheel.

Those between 25 and 44 are the most tired, with 13 per cent admitting to sleeping at the wheel sometimes or often.

Jon Bloom, vice president of personal auto at Erie Insurance, said: "We know a lot of drivers are anxious to travel again as pandemic restrictions begin to lift, so we commissioned this survey to get a glimpse into drivers' mindsets as they venture back out," said Jon Bloom, vice president of personal auto. Our survey uncovered some concerning behaviours and showed that we need to remain vigilant and keep reminding people that driving is something that requires their full attention. We want everyone to enjoy their road trips and make it home safely."

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