Drivers travel 7,000 miles a year to work

THE average annual mileage of car driving commuters is the equivalent of travelling to New York and back.

The daily commute by road for Britons adds up to an average annual total of 7,130 miles, the poll by Allianz Your Cover found.

Only 15 per cent of drivers enjoy their commute and 70 per cent are miserable about the state of the UK’s roads and congestion. Almost a fifth of drivers (19 per cent) long for better driving from their fellow commuters. Around a third of car commuters said they arrived at work frazzled, while 43 per cent said cheaper fuel would improve their feelings about their daily journeys.

As many as 20 per cent said a better job and nicer work colleagues would improve their commute.