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End of the road for pavement parking?

Pavement parking

Millions of motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change their habits. At present it is only illegal to park on a pavement in London, with Scotland also pressing ahead, but the Government is reviewing the situation which could see it banned across the UK. A survey by …

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Drivers ‘ignoring car park etiquette’

Car park

One in 10 motorists commits car park offences including parking across bay lines, driving against the direction of traffic and leaving their vehicle in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge. SUV drivers are guilty of the worst car park etiquette, according to the survey for Direct Line. Researchers …

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Life of a car – in numbers

Cars parked in the street

Brits change their car once every five years, with more than a third (35%) swapping their motor because of high running costs, according to new research. The survey, carried out by car supermarket, The Car People, asked 1,000 British car owners how long they own their car for, the reasons …

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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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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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Driverless Brits could head to the suburbs

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

New research has revealed that 40% of motorists would consider giving up city life for the suburbs if they could avoid congestion by using a driverless vehicle. According to the Goodyear Tyres UK study into the effects of traffic congestion, nearly half (46%) might also think about changing their job …

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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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Neighbours at war over parking

Cars parked in the street

A ‘cold war’ exists between many households because of differences over parking, according to new research. While the vast majority of motorists are satisfied with their neighbours’ parking, 14% describe their neighbours’ parking is ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ (4%). The RAC Insurance Home Parking survey reveals that the top issue for …

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