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Best and worse roads named

Two separate surveys involving company drivers have named the country’s worst roads.

The 200-mile stretch of motorway known as the M1 has been named the most boring road in a survey of company car drivers by Lex.

Other ‘boring’ motorways including the M4, M5 and Britain’s longest road, the M6.

A quarter of the company car drivers admitted to driving faster than normal when bored.

A separate survey by British sports car manufacturer, Caterham Cars, named the Snake Pass as the country's best driving road in a survey.

The A57 from Sheffield to Glossop topped the poll to find the best – and worst – British roads.

The Sheffield-Glossop road twists across the Peak District and rises 512 metres above sea level, offering breathtaking views and dramatic scenery.

Taking a close second is the winding A537 ‘Cat & Fiddle road' from Macclesfield to Buxton.

The speed limitless A18 ‘Mountain Road' that makes up part of the world famous TT course on the Isle of Man was third.

"It is often easy to forget how enjoyable driving can be.

"But turn off from the beaten track and there are plenty of roads that remind us that driving is still a privilege,” said sales and marketing director for Caterham Cars, Andy Noble.

The survey also found that the clockwise section of the M25 between junctions five and 21 was voted the worst by nearly a third of those quizzed.

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