A country road in Scotland has been named as the UK’s most retirement-friendly.
The route, a 66-mile stretch from Lochgilphead to the Glen Coe mountains, was voted by retired drivers as their favourite in a survey conducted by insurance firm LV.
The survey, which quizzed 1,085 motorists aged 65 about their confidence behind the wheel, revealed 74 per cent of drivers reduced the amount of driving they did after retiring, with 22 per cent considering themselves a ‘nervous’ driver.
Respondents blamed overcrowded roads, health-related concerns and worsening eye sight as reasons for losing confidence on the roads.
In a bid to help older drivers with their confidence, LV has nicknamed the road from Lochgilphead to the Glen Coe mountains ‘Route 66’, to give it a relaxed vibe. The route includes dramatic scenery and a variety of tourist-friendly attractions.
Selwyn Fernandes, managing director of car insurance at LV, said: “We’re thrilled to name this beautiful section of road as the most retirement-friendly in the UK.
“Most drivers who have retired have decades of experience behind the wheel, but as our research shows they increasingly start to feel less confident on the road.
“By creating a ‘Route 66’ in the UK, we’re helping these drivers feel more confident by providing a special stretch of road just for them.”