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Parents putting their own kids’ lives at risk

Keeping children safe in the car

Many mums and dads are cutting corners on safety when driving with their kids, according to a new study. The research of 2,000 parents found 34 per cent have allowed their children to travel WITHOUT a suitable child restraint. And around 37 per cent have driven with someone else’s child as …

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Cardboard Skoda Karoq is a kids’ dream come true

Cardboard Skoda Karoq

Skoda has created a special one-off cardboard version of its all-new Karoq compact SUV. The handmade ‘Kid Karoq’ has been designed as the perfect play area for those who aren’t quite old enough to enjoy the many grown-up toys available in the brand’s all-new compact SUV. The life-size cardboard creation …

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Top 50 most common driving distractions revealed

Dazzling high beams

Heavy rain, backseat drivers and spiders in the car are among the most common motoring distractions, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found debris on the road, children squabbling in the back and dashboard warning lights lead to drivers taking their eyes off the road. …

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Great British summer holiday getaway

motorway-traffic

Nearly nine million cars are expected to take to the roads this weekend as the school holidays get underway. Data from RAC Traffic Watch shows traffic will peak on Saturday 22 July with 3.4m heavily laden vehicles making a dash for it. Friday will see 2.5m cars vie for road …

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Family road trips: the facts

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

“Are we nearly there yet?” will be asked three times during the average family road trip – with the first grumble coming in after just 29 minutes. The typical journey lasting over 60 minutes will also include two tantrums, one of which rears its head after 27 minutes. “I’m bored” …

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Driven to distraction

Traffic jam

Children in the car are the No 1 distraction for drivers, according to a new survey. A total of 29% of drivers admitted that their kids are their biggest distraction while driving, according to road safety charity IAM. Busy lifestyles and the constant need to multi-task also score heavily with …

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