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Men travel 276 miles a year lost on the roads: UK study

By Mamatha

London, Aug 20 (ANI): A new UK poll has revealed that men are far less likely than women to admit that they have lost their way.

Men tend to travel an average 276 miles a year aimlessly driving around lost rather than asking for directions, it was found.

More than a quarter wait at least half an hour before asking for directions, with a stubborn 12 per cent refusing any help at all, according to the poll.his lost drive time costs men up to 2,000 pound in petrol over a lifetime. By contrast, women drove around lost for 256 miles a year.

The research by Sheilas' Wheels car insurance also found 34 per cent of all drivers would rather ask a woman than a man for directions.

Some 74 per cent of women have no qualms about asking for directions, with 37 per cent saying they pull over as soon as they realize they are lost, compared with 30 per cent of men.

But 40 per cent of men polled said even if they were to ask a stranger for directions, they wouldn't always trust or follow them.

"Men aren't quite as confident behind the wheel as they make out when it comes to navigation. Lost miles add up so if you're looking to save on petrol we suggest you plan and prepare your route in advance, even if you have a sat-nav," the Daily Mail quoted Jacky Brown, spokeswoman for Sheilas' Wheels car insurance, as saying. (ANI)

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