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Drivers admit they’d struggle to pass test now

A Young Driver in action

Most motorists think they are a worse driver now than when they first passed their test, according to a surprising new study. Research from Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, revealed that only 43% felt they were better behind the wheel now than when they first …

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Drivers urged to put safety first

automatic emergency braking - aeb

New car buyers are more likely to upgrade infotainment systems than choose enhanced safety features, according to new research. Four in five motorists say that safety technologies are important when buying a car, but a fifth refuse to pay extra for them even if it reduces the chance of having …

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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Cash-strapped motorists driving faulty cars

Traffic jam

Nearly one in five UK drivers admit to running their car, despite knowing it needs repairs, because they can’t afford the bill. According to motoreasy, which manages car maintenance and repairs on behalf of the motorist, men are more inclined to dodge necessary car repairs than women, with 19.5% and …

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Drivers confused by conflicting speed limit signs

conflicting speed signs - SWNS

Motorists have been left baffled after council workers painted two conflicting speed restrictions on the same road. A controversial city-wide 20mph limit is set to be introduced across Edinburgh this year and some streets are already being painted with the new restriction. But on one road this has led to …

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Drivers taking risks for food on the move

The risks of food on the move

A shocking number of British motorists are risking their own lives and others to consume food and drink behind the wheel. Research carried out on behalf of convicted driver insurance experts, Insurance Revolution, reveals that more than 40% of drivers regularly eat and drink tea or coffee whilst driving. One …

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One in three drivers struck with ‘Paralellophobia’

Driving a car

Millions of motorists are suffering from ‘parallelophobia’ – a fear of parallel parking, according to a new study. Almost a third of drivers, that’s potentially more than 11 million, admit the prospect of trying to manoeuvre their motor into a parallel space drives them to distraction, and 34% confessed they …

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Drivers braced for harsher phone penalties

Using a mobile while driving

New punishments due in 2017 will deter 91% of motorists from using mobile phones whilst driving, new research has revealed. An update to the law regarding mobile phone usage whilst driving could see the number of offenders drop dramatically, according to the study by leading vehicle leasing company, Leasing Options. …

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Tyre safety takes a back seat

checking tyre pressure

One in 10 UK car drivers have never checked their tyre pressures, according to new research by Hankook Tyres. In addition, one in five only check their tyre pressures every six months, despite the general recommendation that they should be checked every week. The Hankook survey delves into drivers’ awareness …

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