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Nervous drivers steering clear of motorways

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Millions of Brits admit to feeling anxious when driving on motorways, according to new research. A poll of 2,000 motorists by Nissan has found 23% are uncomfortable on multi-lane highways. More than half (55%) of drivers say they’re nervous when hemmed in between cars and lorries on motorways, while 43 …

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How to reduce your car’s running costs

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Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. We’ve teamed up with Warranty Direct to put together a guide to the most expensive outgoings that come with …

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Five tips to help you endure long car journeys

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Whether you’re off to your favourite festival or on a family holiday this summer, it’s likely you’ll be enduring a long car journey. To save your sanity, Martin Cariven of car finance specialist Moneybarn has put together his five top tips to prepare you for the hours on the road. …

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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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Great British summer holiday getaway

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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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Survey reveals tired drivers are taking risks

Driving a car

One in five British motorists admit to almost nodded off at the wheel, according to new research. The study by www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk also revealed that more than three quarters of these respondents said they didn’t stop at a service station because they were on a “tight schedule”. A further 9% divulged …

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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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“Rip-off” motorway service stations

Filling up at the petrol pump

Petrol prices are at a three-year low, yet motorists are fuming about the cost of fuel at motorway services. Research from the RAC shows that petrol and diesel prices at motorway service stations can be as much as 10p higher than those elsewhere. The worst offender for high fuel prices …

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5 Best Apps For Drivers

There are apps for everything these days, and there is no shortage of car and driving-related apps. Whether it’s a useful and practical app or one that’s for pure driving enjoyment, here are five must-have apps for any car lover: Parking Aid If you’ve ever parked up quickly in unfamiliar …

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