Drivers don’t excel in self-sufficiency

Some 700,000 people telephoned the Dutch motoring association’s emergency number in July and August, a 4% increase on 2007, says the ANWB.

The association says motorists seem to be increasingly incapable of looking after themselves. Questions such as ‘will the roads be crowded tomorrow?’and ‘My satellite navigation system isn’t working’ are becoming increasingly common, news agency ANP quotes the association as saying.
By looking at the number of calls from each country the motoring association can see which tourist destinations are becoming more – or less – popular. This year there were more calls from Spain, Greece, Croatia and Hungary, while fewer people seem to be going to Turkey. There were 23% more requests for assistance from the US.

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