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Can lucky pants help you pass your driving test?

Young driver

New research has revealed that 60% of young drivers aged 18-24 still rely on superstitions and even lucky pants to pass their driving test. Nearly half (44%) admitted that nerves affected their test in some way, with just 13% claiming they weren’t anxious at all, according to the study for …

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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 speed that bad habits develop in new drivers

new driver

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, claims new research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted …

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Top 10 trickiest driving manoeuvres

Parallel parking

Parallel parking has been revealed as the nation’s most difficult driving manoeuvre, according to a study. The two words every learner driver dreads to hear emerged top in a poll of 2,000 UK motorists for Accident Advice Helpline. Reversing into a parking bay and reversing around a corner followed as …

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Testing times ahead for new drivers

Driving test

New research suggests that half of all young motorists use a mobile phone for navigation, rather than an in-car sat nav. This finding from a study of 2,000 motorists for Continental Tyres calls into question a key change to the new driving test. The new test, which comes into force …

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Bad habits develop ‘two weeks after passing driving test’

Driving a car

Motorists begin driving without a seatbelt just two weeks after passing their test, according to new research by commissioned by Comparethemarket.com. Furthermore, after three weeks they are tailgating and even illegally using their phone to text when driving. The study, timed ahead of the new driving test from December 4, …

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A fortune wasted on failed driving tests

Taking a driving test

More than £60 million was spent in the UK on failed practical and theory driving tests in 2016 alone, according to new research. The analysis by vehicle finance provider Moneybarn revealed that 1.5 million tests were failed. The practical test in the UK costs learners £62, and with over a …

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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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Best places to pass your driving test

Young driver

If you’re determined to pass your driving test first time, then Kendal is the place for you – more than two in three learner drivers (68%) pass their test first time in the Cumbrian town. Barrow-in-Furness, also in Cumbria, had the second highest first time pass rate (66%) in 2015/2016, …

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