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Rise of the dashcam drivers

Halo dashcam from the Road Angel Group

One in five motorists are now relying on dashcam technology to protect themselves and to monitor other road users, it has emerged. A survey conducted by webuyanycar.com found that more than 60% cent have recorded a road traffic accident, dangerous driving, a car related crime or anti-social behaviour from pedestrians. …

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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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‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ warns Goodyear

Goodyear donut campaign

Goodyear has launched a new campaign to help motorists spots the signs and symptoms of unhealthy tyres – with a little help from donuts. It’s hoped the ‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ initiative will encourage drivers to commit to the habit of checking their tyres once a month. Poor tyre maintenance …

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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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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

We get behind the wheel of the Volvo XC40 – the 2018 European Car of the Year. Does it live up to the hype? What is it? The XC40 is the newest and smallest member of Volvo’s SUV family, slotting in below the XC60 and XC90. Priced from £27,905 – …

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UK’s safest used first car is revealed

Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo has pipped the Volkswagen Up! to be crowned the safest used first car for young drivers by Co-op Insurance. Based on a formula ranking devised by the Co-op and vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research, cars had to be in the supermini category, have a five-star Euro NCAP …

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Clunk-click every trip?

Seatbelt - clunk-click every trip?

One in four motorists have driven their car without wearing a seatbelt, according to a new study. Research revealed a large percentage of drivers flout the law by refusing to buckle up, usually to drive short distances to local shops or around areas where they live. Moving their car from …

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Hyundai i30 review

Hyundai i30

Hyundai is on a roll, and the latest evidence of that is the new i30. Now in its third generation, the mid-sized family hatchback is now stylish, well packaged and good to drive. In fact, it’s so improved that it’s able to brush shoulders with the best cars in its …

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Volvo V90 Cross Country review

Volvo V90 Cross Country review

When it comes to estate cars, Volvo has a rich heritage, and the V90 is the latest in a long line. Not only is it one of the best looking load-luggers on the market, it’s a class act. However, these days it’s not enough to have a regular estate car …

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Drivers urged to put safety first

automatic emergency braking - aeb

New car buyers are more likely to upgrade infotainment systems than choose enhanced safety features, according to new research. Four in five motorists say that safety technologies are important when buying a car, but a fifth refuse to pay extra for them even if it reduces the chance of having …

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