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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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Why some garages have the X Factor

Garage repair

New research reveals what motivates motorists to choose one garage over another. And surprise, surprise, reputation drives more than half of garage bookings (54%), according to a nationwide survey by BookMyGarage.com.  However, UK motorists fear being cheated more than anything else when they book a garage, with three quarters (74%) …

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Politeness puts lives at risk

Driving a car

New research suggests that we are more at risk of crashes on the road due to passengers not wanting to upset drivers whilst in the car. The study conducted by young driver insurance brand ingenie discovered that more than half of Brits (51%) admit they’ve been in a car when …

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Revealed: Top 10 driving songs

Bohemian Rhapsody scene from Wayne's World

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the king of the road, according to a new survey. The legendary 1976 chart-topper, which also featured so memorably in the Wayne’s World movie, beat Guns n’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’Mine and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven in the poll to find Britain’s favourite driving …

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Motorists are smiles better off

Petrol Prices Asda

British motorists are covering 3.8 billion extra miles per year thanks to lower fuel costs. The 20% fall in the price of fuel since January 2014 has left the nation’s drivers much better off, according to the study by Kwik Fit. More than four million drivers say that lower petrol …

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Motorways are too scary

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

One in five motorists rarely drive on motorways because they find them too daunting, according to new research. A poll for the RAC indicates that more than eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway, while 380,000 say they never do. Speed is too daunting …

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Car maintenance: staggering ignorance revealed

More than half of motorists aged 25-34 don’t how how to open their car’s bonnet, according to new research. Overall, 71% knew how to open their car bonnet, but one third of women (34%) confessed to not knowing how to pop their car’s hood. Additionally, less than a quarter (24%) …

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