Snake Pass is voted best road

THE SNAKE Pass has been voted the best driving road in the UK in a new survey - while the M1 has been voted one of the worst.

British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars carried out the survey which revealed that the A57 from Sheffield to Glossop topped the poll of the best and worst UK roads.

The Snake Pass was described as one respondent in the survey as "over 25 miles of tarmac rollercoaster".

In second place was the A537 'Cat and Fiddle road' from Macclesfield to Buxton, described as "additively technical but takes no prisoners".

Second worst behind a section of the M25, was the whole of the M1, slammed for its "continual roadwork views at a snail's pace".

According to Caterham Cars, 66 per cent of the country's traffic is squeezed onto Britain's motorways and 'A' roads - which account for only 13 per cent of the entire road network.

Sales and marketing director for Caterham Cars Andy Noble, said: "Due to the large amount of congestion motorists now face, 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."

The Snake Pass is currently closed for work to install new signs and white lining.

Derbyshire County Council had planned to reopen it on Friday, but they say if weather conditions stay fine it could be open early tomorrow evening.

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