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The car technology baffling drivers

In-car technology

Almost half of drivers struggle to get their heads around in-car tech, according to a new study. Research revealed that despite technology in cars enabling us to find routes at the touch of a button, chat to friends and family hands-free and brake without touching a pedal, a large percentage …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Nodding off at the wheel – the truth revealed

One in six drivers has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a new survey by vehicle CCTV firm SmartWitness. A further 42% of motorists admitted driving while they felt drowsy and were in danger of nodding off, with only half (48%) heeding Government warnings to stop and take a …

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Surprising driving laws and the penalties they carry

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

New research has revealed some of the most obscure and least well-known traffic laws. The study for the UK’s biggest online car garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, shows that almost half (49%) of British motorists admit to breaking traffic laws. And half of those drivers who admit to breaking traffic …

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Do you know the rules of the road?

Driving a car

New research has revealed that millions of UK drivers are clueless about the basics of motoring. Around one in seven were unaware that it is an offence to use a handheld phone while supervising a learner driver. More than half also have no idea that cursing a fellow motorist could …

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Top 10 worst roads in England

Road pothole

England’s worst roads have been revealed, following a Freedom of Information request by online car and van parts store, Car Parts 4 Less. Using council data, the North West is home to the worst road in England with Oldham Road in Manchester racking up a grand total of 741 complaints …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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Do you judge people by their car?

Mini forecourt

More than half of Brits say they make assumptions about a person based on their car, new research claims. The survey of 1,002 adults carried out by car leasing company Vantage-leasing.com also revealed that the type of car you drive may even affect your love life. One in three said …

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Men vs women – who are the best drivers?

men vs women

It’s a topic that will run and run – which of the sexes are better behind the wheel? New research has revealed exactly what men and women think about each other’s driving prowess, and it seems that there’s no shortage of ego – on either side. In the survey by …

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