The daily commute into and out of Northampton has, somewhat surprisingly, been named the most enjoyable in the country.
Insurance firm, Allianz Your Cover, surveyed motorists to find out which town in Britain was the best to travel to and from.
Their survey found that 75 per cent of Northampton’s drivers actively enjoyed their daily commute.
It also found the town had the calmest commuters.
Discussing the more stressed motorists, the firm’s spokesman, Jon Lott, said: “People are spending nearly an hour a day commuting and a third are frazzled before even arriving at work, feeling rushed, stressed and anxious from their morning journey, which isn’t a good way to start the working day.”
The firm’s survey found the average commute covers a total of 7,130 miles a year.
After Northampton, the next best commuting destinations were Newcastle, Worcester, Norwich and Cardiff.
In contrast, Coventry was considered the worst place for commuters, followed by Gloucester, Sheffield, Portsmouth and Liverpool.
And while Northampton was home to the calmest commuters, Belfast had the angriest.
But drivers in Northampton have questioned the insurance firm’s results.
Commenting on the Chron’s Facebook page, many said potholes, traffic lights, school traffic and discourteous drivers made their blood boil on the town’s roads.
Stuart Lamberth said: “It’s a nightmare. At 7.30am the A45 is like a race track, everyone wants to cut in front of you.”
Nicola Hillery added: “Getting in and out of Kingsthorpe is a nightmare, especially with all the roadworks every which way you go. And the potholes are a grade-a nightmare.”
Commuters into the town also disliked their journey.
Cate Earnshaw said: “It’s absolutely abysmal. I drive 15 miles from near Kettering. It takes almost an hour in the morning.
“The tailbacks at Moulton are shocking. If I could work nearer home I would and never return to Northampton.”