Friday 4th August 2000
Drivers voted the traffic-clogged London orbital motorway, the M25, their favourite stretch of road in a poll commissioned by Microsoft to help launch its AutoRoute 2001 drivers’ guide. The M4 was the next most popular motorway, with many people associating it with the start of summer holidays to the south-west of England. Third was the M6, which carries traffic north from the Midlands through western England and into Scotland. Least popular with drivers were the M73 and M9 around Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively.