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Concerns over driverless cars

Driverless cars

Three in five UK motorists are worried about the safety of fully autonomous cars, according to a new study. The research for Continental Tyres also revealed that 40% of people simply mistrust the concept of a self-driving car, while a fifth say it scares them. A further half said they …

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Revealed: UK’s most irritating driving habits

Traffic jam

Tailgaters and using a mobile phone while behind the wheel drive us crazy, according to new research. A survey for car finance provider, Zuto, found that an overwhelming 84% of drivers find other motorists using their mobile phones whilst on the road the most infuriating trait. An equal 84% of …

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Wrong shoes can cause crashes

Driving in high heels

One in 10 motorists has had an accident from driving in inappropriate footwear, according to new research. The Road Safety Week study by car insurance specialist 1ST CENTRAL highlights high heels, flip flops and driving barefoot. Surprisingly, the research also reveals that men are more than three times as likely …

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Motorway motoring: need for speed?

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to a new survey. In total, 81% of company car drivers admitted to regularly breaking the 70mph speed limit, compared to 69% of private motorists. However, the research for RAC Business, found that 90% still considered themselves …

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Britain’s baffling road signs

Road sign

Nine out of 10 motorists say they are confused by road signs, according to an alarming new survey. The research, which was commissioned by car finance expert, Zuto, also reveals that a third of UK drivers are unable to recognise the national speed limit and more than 40% confused by …

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More unreported incidents as clocks go back

Traffic jam

One in three drivers have been involved in an unreported incident with another car during the winter months –  18% more than those who have been involved in this during British Summer Time. The survey by dash cams retailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, quizzed 1,000 motorists on their experiences of driving during Greenwich Mean …

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Dash for dash cams

RAC dash cam

The number of motorists now using dash cams to record their journeys on UK roads has more than doubled in the last year to 2.9 million. New research by RAC Shop has revealed that almost a quarter (24%) think that having a dash cam installed would improve their driving. In …

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What kind of driver are you?

Traffic jam

New research reveals the seven types of driving personality – which one are you? Goodyear carried out the in-depth study with the London School of Economics, based on how drivers deal with their own feelings and their uncertainty over the behaviour of other road users. Seven personalities of UK drivers …

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Drivers’ Top 10 travel worries

Traffic jam

Traffic congestion and breaking down are the biggest concerns for motorists as the summer getaway begins. Worryingly, new research from car hire giant Europcar,  reveals that drivers of older cars undertake long journeys without doing some of the basic car maintenance checks. With the average age of cars on Britain’s …

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