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Top 30 things that make motorists curse

motorway traffic

Foul-mouthed UK drivers turn the air blue every two and a half miles, according to a new study. Researchers who polled 2,000 motorists found they typically swear 41 times during every 100 miles travelled. The typical driver commutes 373 miles to and from work during an average month and in …

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Survey reveals motorists are driven to distraction

New research has found that four in five drivers are distracted when behind the wheel – and exposed the top distractions for both men and women. The survey, which was carried out by used car supermarket, The Car People, revealed that nearly one in five men (19%) are distracted by …

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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

Young driver

Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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The car technology baffling drivers

In-car technology

Almost half of drivers struggle to get their heads around in-car tech, according to a new study. Research revealed that despite technology in cars enabling us to find routes at the touch of a button, chat to friends and family hands-free and brake without touching a pedal, a large percentage …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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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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Surprising driving laws and the penalties they carry

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

New research has revealed some of the most obscure and least well-known traffic laws. The study for the UK’s biggest online car garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, shows that almost half (49%) of British motorists admit to breaking traffic laws. And half of those drivers who admit to breaking traffic …

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Do you know the rules of the road?

Driving a car

New research has revealed that millions of UK drivers are clueless about the basics of motoring. Around one in seven were unaware that it is an offence to use a handheld phone while supervising a learner driver. More than half also have no idea that cursing a fellow motorist could …

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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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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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