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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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Drivers would back ‘phone blocking’ plan

DRIVERS BACK BLANKET BLOCK ON MOBILES

Most motorists believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety, according to new research. Fitting all cars with some form of blocking device was considered a more effective plan than harsher penalties or more education as road users reveal they cannot resist …

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Britain’s worst drivers exposed

Traffic jam

Motorists aged 25-34 regularly exhibit 11 out of 12 bad habits, including tailgating, driving while tired and fiddling with tech devices in the car. Teenagers are often perceived as being the most irresponsible and riskiest drivers on UK roads, but a new survey by AA Tyres indicates that Generation Y …

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Young drivers’ bad habits

Young driver

More than one in three 18-24 year olds admit to regularly speeding on the road, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by used car dealers The Car People, the majority of young drivers admitted to speeding, talking on their phone whilst driving and speeding …

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Revealed: Britain’s poor car hygiene

Poor car hygeine

Cleaning a car is third on the list of most hated regular chores behind scrubbing the loo and clearing the gutters, according to new research. A poll undertaken by BP reveals that over three quarters of us (76%) commonly eat and drink in the car, whilst 19% regularly ferry around …

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