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The speed that bad habits develop in new drivers

new driver

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, claims new research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted …

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Top 10 trickiest driving manoeuvres

Parallel parking

Parallel parking has been revealed as the nation’s most difficult driving manoeuvre, according to a study. The two words every learner driver dreads to hear emerged top in a poll of 2,000 UK motorists for Accident Advice Helpline. Reversing into a parking bay and reversing around a corner followed as …

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Clocking up Christmas miles

Clocking up Christmas miles

Families will travel an estimated 302 miles during the Christmas period, a new study has revealed. The research of 2,000 adults also discovered the festive mileage is made up of trips to the shops for presents, supermarket for Christmas dinner and going to events such as the pantomime. In addition, …

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Top 50 most common driving distractions revealed

Dazzling high beams

Heavy rain, backseat drivers and spiders in the car are among the most common motoring distractions, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found debris on the road, children squabbling in the back and dashboard warning lights lead to drivers taking their eyes off the road. …

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Car dashboards baffle drivers

Car warning signs

Millions of British motorists are driving their cars without any knowledge of the symbols on the dashboard, according to new research. An Accident Advice Helpline study of 2,000 drivers shows nine in 10 have had a symbol pop up on the dashboard which they haven’t recognised. One in three cannot …

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Clunk-click every trip?

Seatbelt - clunk-click every trip?

One in four motorists have driven their car without wearing a seatbelt, according to a new study. Research revealed a large percentage of drivers flout the law by refusing to buckle up, usually to drive short distances to local shops or around areas where they live. Moving their car from …

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Reckless habits of British drivers revealed

Reckless motorists

One in four motorists admit regularly ‘taking risks’ on the nation’s roads, according to a new study. Researchers found millions of drivers flout laws whilst behind the wheel, with speeding still the most common issue. Almost half of the 2,000 motorists who took part in the study admitted regularly exceeding …

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