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Nodding off at the wheel – the truth revealed

One in six drivers has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a new survey by vehicle CCTV firm SmartWitness. A further 42% of motorists admitted driving while they felt drowsy and were in danger of nodding off, with only half (48%) heeding Government warnings to stop and take a …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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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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Stay safe in the dazzling winter sun

low winter sun glare

Sunshine is in short supply at this time of the year, but driving into the glaring low winter sun can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in 2015, dazzling sun was a factor in more than 2,500 crashes, including 17 fatalities. Here’s IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) RoadSmart’s head of driving …

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Dangers of driving dehydrated revealed

driving dehydrated danger

At this time of the year there’s rightly a focus on drink driving, but did you know it’s also dangerous to drive whilst dehydrated? Two in three (67%) drivers in the UK fail to recognise major symptoms of dehydration including slower reaction times, loss of focus and muscle cramps, potentially …

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De-ice, stay safe

Winter driving

One in three motorists involved in car accidents in wintry conditions did not fully de-ice their car. New research by a money saving website has revealed that as many as one third of British motorists either experienced or came close to a car accident this winter after not fully …

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Dangerous tyres warning

Check tyre pressures

More than one in three motorists are driving around on tyres that are so under-inflated, they are classed as ‘dangerous’ or ‘very dangerous’. Two in three cars on the road are running on incorrectly inflated tyres, while 5% of motorists are driving on punctured tyres, according to research from Michelin, …

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