A first-of-its-kind obstacle course for cars launched on Monday 26th March 2018. The world first event, Mud & Motors, from leading breakdown provider Green Flag, showcased the brand’s common sense approach to breakdown cover and highlighted that Green Flag is the only provider to offer specialist equipment as standard.

Employing a series of carefully chosen challenges and obstacles, motorists were tasked with navigating their way around a tricky mud-filled course using their quick-thinking and decision-making skills.

Rather than a reward for the fastest finisher, participants were challenged to complete the course using their common sense – with points gained for making the most logical decisions.

Love Island sensation, Chris Hughes, attended the event, where he put his own common sense and motoring skills to the test. Lucky competition winners had the chance to see if they could outwit Chris on the course and post a better score, to be in with the chance of winning the £1,000 prize.

If Chris or any other drivers encountered any problems or got stuck in the mud they had nothing to fear, as a Green Flag technician was on site to get them back driving in no time.

As seen in the action-packed video from the day’s activities, the Mud & Motors course brought to life the importance of using common sense in everyday life – where new research from Green Flag reveals how highly Brits rate the trait.

“Common sense decision making is part of everyday life – whether it’s bringing an umbrella with you if the weather forecast says it’s going to rain, turning off the lights when you leave a room or wearing trainers if you’ve got to walk a long distance. We thought it would be interesting to test drivers’ common sense with the launch of Mud & Motors – the world’s first motoring event where drivers had to use common sense to win points and prizes. The event was great fun and hopefully demonstrated how much common sense decisions can work in your favour! At Green Flag, we offer specialist lifting equipment as part of our core service. When any of the cars got stuck in mud, our technicians were on hand to lift them out. We’ve built our roadside service around common sense, using a smart network of garages nationwide to offer the same customer service as our competitors, at half the price!” – Candace Gerlach, Head of Marketing & Communications at Green Flag

“The aim of this campaign is to convey how common sense can to come to the rescue. I rarely use my common sense so it’s good to do something where I learn about it!” – Chris Hughes