Sir Sean Connery’s smooth Scottish burr has been voted tops in a survey to find which celebrity voice car drivers in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and GB would like to hear giving out directions on their Sat Nav systems.
The movie legend’s distinctive vocals narrowly pipped the dulcet tones of Irish comedian Dara O’Briain, presenter of top TV comedy show Mock The Week, in the poll.
The online survey was carried out by Northern Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line among car drivers in NI, ROI and GB who use its services.
Sir Sean attracted 17% of the votes, while Dara notched up 16%. George Clooney was third choice as preferred Sat Nav presenter with 9% of the vote.
When it comes to the songs people want to hear and sing in their vehicles, the favourite song this summer is the Glee cast’s version of Don’t Stop Believin’ (26%), followed by the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody (20%). The Meat Loaf megahit Bat Out Of Hell was third in the chart, attracting 12% of the vote.
The classic game I Spy is tops with car drivers when it comes to keeping kids entertained on long journeys. A third of drivers in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and GB said it was the number one way to keep kids happy.
Singing and playing computer/board games are also effective in keeping boredom at bay, according to the car passengers. Each attracted 23% of the votes.
The survey also quizzed drivers if they would ask someone for directions or prefer to find their own way if they got lost when driving. The answer was 57% would ask for help.
And the biggest source of arguments during a car journey is getting lost (42%) followed by backseat drivers (18%) and the choice of music played in the vehicle (7%).
The survey was carried out among drivers using Stena Line’s five ferry routes on the Irish Sea and its route between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.
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