I'd mostly agree with that but unfortunately, (at least around my area) there were a lot of idiots taking advantage of the light traffic and driving at unbelievable speeds.
Luckily the police got wise to this and started busting them for it
I'd say one of my favourite roads is around the Malvern hills, known as Jubilee Drive.It's not a long wide empty road but a flat and narrow serpentine road following the contours of the hills.
It's a road I fondly rmember as a kid in the back of my parents car on the way to visit the Gramps, When I was older I enjoyed it as a biker.
Sadly now however, it's in dire need of properly resurfacing
Another road I enjoyed was the A40 from Gloucestershire all the way to Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. I was a youg lad at my first posting at RAF Brawdy in '78, and spent a very happy five years cruising between home and work every other weekend. Back then it was almost a four hour journey which I did on a motorbike until later when I got my first car, a Mk1 Escort 1300 estate. I struggled to stay awake doing the journey in the car it was soooo boring. (There's a lot of dual carriageway along the A40 now that knocks a huge amount of time off the same journey - but its now a bit less enjoyable for that)
By 1981 I had the MG Midget and rarely ever did the journey with the roof up.
So many roads up here in my neck of the woods deserve a mention, but the one that should be put on bucket lists is the Bealach na Ba road to Applecross. Anyone not in the know should look it up. It will test your driving ability at times, and your nerve
The Applecross Inn is a great place for seafood lovers, amazing views also.
I think I saw that video I’ve been on that road on many an occasion, but I remember a few years ago, there was six Fiat Coupes of us, That was a memorable time and I met so many petrol heads on my travels. We did the 500, it was extraordinary on the shear variety of cars and other modes of transport there was. Ah, happy times.
A39 Bridgewater to Barnstaple. But the A396 is a another goodie from Tiverton over Exmoor.
The A361 is not nice the faster sections are spoiled because (like the A303) it's never been properly dualled.
Tiverton, Crediton, Copplestone to Okehampton is a great route on a bike but gets tiresome in a car because once stuck behind a plodder you are stuck. A382 across Dartmoor is another goodie on a bike. Just don't get caught on a big bike with a need to reverse uphill. It's labelled an A road but there are single track sections with passing places and busses don't do reverse.
Moretonhampstead to Dunsfold then down the Tean valley is stunning.