Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Not Driving Home for Christmas

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Not Driving Home for Christmas

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THE number of Brits that chose to drive home to visit family this year declined significantly and is now much smaller than it was 10 years ago, according to new research.

A quarter of us chose not visit family to avoid dull or awkward conversation, a fifth do not want to drive as they will not be able to have a drink and a sixth (14 per cent) are simply put off by the fear of dangerous drivers on the roads - double the proportion who said the same thing in 2005.

Since then, Brits have seen an increase in the average number of days they have off work over the festive period, but do not visit relatives for any longer than they did 10 years ago.

Richard Woolfson, family psychologist, said: "It is evident in the results that a vast majority are finding an excuse not to visit their family over the Christmas break and that confirms the stresses and strains of everyday life often relegate family gatherings to second place. …

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