Greek drivers appear to have trounced their European peers in terms of driving and travel, with the latest report by market analysts Ipsos revealing that they are more focused on discipline and planning.
More specifically, according to the Ipsos survey conducted among 11 countries in Europe, 94 percent of Greek drivers plan to embark on a long trip (over three hours) when they feel the least tired, leaving the Spaniards and Poles behind with a 90 percent rate, followed by the Slovaks (88 percent), the Swedes and Italians (87 percent), the French (83 percent) and the Germans (82 percent).
According to the same poll presented by the Athens News Agency, for trips over three hours, the majority (91 percent) of Greek drivers make plans a day earlier and hit the road before dawn. Behind are the Brits (85 percent), the Swedes (84 percent), the Slovaks (82 percent), the Belgians (78 percent), and the Germans (76 percent).
Indicative of the attention they pay to clear-headedness and well-being, 87 percent of Greek drivers decide to not embark a trip if they feel tired, as do 83 percent of drivers from Poland and Spain, 81 percent from Slovakia, 78 percent from France, and 74 percent from Germany.
According to the survey, 80 percent of the motorists from Sweden prefer to alternate between drivers on long trips, as do 75 percent Polish drivers – who also prefer to drive at night (79 percent) – 74 percent of the Greeks, and 72 percent of the Spaniards.