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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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Five car repairs that could save you a fortune

Worn tyres

Minor faults on your car are annoying, but they can’t be ignored, warns leasing provider UK Carline. However, as tempting as it might be to avoid getting it fixed, it could end up costing you a lot more money in fines, not to mention potential points on your licence, if …

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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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High number of new drivers in car accidents

Young driver

One in five drivers are involved in a car accident during their first year of motoring, according to a new survey. The research, conducted by GAP insurance brokers ALA, found out how many accidents and offences are caused by drivers in their first 12 months on the road. Between April …

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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Bald tyre Britain exposed

defective tyre

One in four MOTs are failed because of defective tyres, with ‘bald’ tyres being the most common tyre-related reason for rejection, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by car savings site Confused.com, also found that more than 32,000 penalty points were handed out to almost 9,000 drivers …

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Using mobiles while driving rife

Using a mobile while driving

A startling 95% of motorists regularly see other drivers looking at their phones in stationary traffic, claims new research. According to a survey of more than 2,000 drivers carried out by the RAC, illegal mobile phone use is endemic, with 64% of motorists saying that in the last hour they …

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Penalty points – are you telling porkies?

Traffic jam

Millions of drivers are not owning up to driving licence points, new research has revealed. Nearly one in five motorists (18%) would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving, according to a study by RAC Insurance. If true, potentially putting nearly seven million drivers are …

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