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Motorists ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Drivers are being temporarily blinded by the latest vehicle headlights, according to new research. Two-thirds of drivers say they are “regularly dazzled” by oncoming headlights even though they are dipped, an RAC survey of 2,061 motorists claims. And 67% of those said it can take up to five seconds for …

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Do you judge people by their car?

Mini forecourt

More than half of Brits say they make assumptions about a person based on their car, new research claims. The survey of 1,002 adults carried out by car leasing company Vantage-leasing.com also revealed that the type of car you drive may even affect your love life. One in three said …

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Heaven scent in-car remedies

Healthy car scents

Did you know that natural aromas such as lavender, lemon, ginger and peppermint can be used to combat everything from travel sickness to road rage? A new project is aiming to help drivers by introducing a combination of scents into the car which could help with negative emotions experienced on …

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Kids at risk from poorly fitted car seats

Poorly fitted child car seats put 8 out of 10 kids in danger

As many as 85% of child seats are improperly fitted or inappropriate for the children who use them, according to a new What Car? study. A roadside investigation carried out in conjunction with Leicestershire Police and Child Seat Safety Ltd, found that only 15% of the child car seats assessed …

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Travelling with dogs: summer driving tips

young woman standing and a dog sitting inside a car

Every year without fail there are horrific stories about dogs dying in cars during hot weather. Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car if the windows are left open, or they’re parked in the shade. The truth is that it’s still a potentially …

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Real cost of motoring revealed

Save money on your motoring costs

Did you know the average British motorist spends £1,116 on fuel and wastes three days stuck in traffic ever year? New research for The Car People reveals that despite spending a lot of time in their cars, 87% of Brits believe they have more freedom because of their car. How …

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Autonomous cars: cash boom predicted

Driverless car

Driverless cars are on course to generate €17 trillion for the European economy by 2050, according to new research. Fully ‘autonomous vehicles’ are predicted to be providing fully ‘hands-off’ door-to-door transport on the road within the decade. Nissan Europe polled 6,000 people in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Norway …

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Winter car maintenance essentials

Winter driving

Avoid the misery of a breakdown this winter with these five basic car maintenance tips… Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering advice for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys over the next few months. Here are GEM’s simple steps for reducing the chance of a breakdown or malfunction this …

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Fuel price rises accelerate

Filling up with fuel

Filling up the average family car is now around £5 more expensive than it was in February, following the third consecutive month of fuel price rises. According to RAC Fuel Watch data for May, the average forecourt price of unleaded petrol is now 110.59p (up 1.92p a litre), while diesel …

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