Is Sir David Attenborough the perfect passenger?

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is many people’s idea of the perfect passenger, according to a new survey.

The famous broadcaster finished top in a study of 2,000 drivers to identify the key components for a perfect road trip.

Attenborough – who finished 63rd on the list of the 100 Greatest Britons – is the most desirable passenger, followed by Peter Kay, Stephen Fry and James Corden.

Beyonce, Emma Stone and Tom Cruise were the other names mentioned in the study commissioned by the car sharing marketplace Turo.

When asked which celebs they’d leave behind, the interviewees listed Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, Katie Price, Russell Brand, Katie Hopkins and Gemma Collins. Imagine taking that lot to the seaside in a Kia Sedona.

Kim Kardashian

Good luck getting a lift home if you’re one of the stars mentioned above and you find yourself hitchhiking home from a red carpet event.

Regardless of the passenger, 56 percent of the drivers surveyed expected to have at least one argument on a road trip. Quite how anyone could argue with Sir David ‘National Treasure’ Attenborough is anyone’s guess.

Britain first

Xavier Collins, UK director of Turo, said: “We’re proud to give people the opportunity and freedom to hit the open road whether they own a car not.

“In the UK and abroad, drivers can take their pick from hundreds of thousands of cars to suit any kind of adventure they are going on, be it into the Scottish Highlands or taking Route 66.

“Those who own a Ford Mustang, Audi A3 or Land Rover Defender which came out top in our research as the perfect road trip rides could be earning thousands by listing them on Turo.”

Not that drivers want to go too far for their perfect road trip. Sixty-two percent of the drivers polled want to explore Britain before they head for distant shores.

Cars parked in the Lake District

The Lake District is a prime location for road trippers, although you might want to wait until the end of the summer holidays before venturing up the M6.

Putting all the results together, the combination of Sir David Attenborough, in a Ford Mustang, touring the roads of the Lake District, is the perfect road trip material.

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Top 10 British road trip destinations

  1. Lake District
  2. Land’s End, Cornwall
  3. Snake Pass, Peak District
  4. The Cotswolds
  5. Snowdonia, Wales
  6. North Coast 500, Scotland
  7. The North York Moors
  8. The Jurassic Coast, Dorset
  9. Loch Ness, Scotland
  10. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland