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Top 10 biggest stresses for drivers

Traffic jam

A third of Brits regularly drive while stressed – and half believe other motorists are to blame, according to a new study. Being tailgated is the biggest cause of anxiety among those polled, while bad weather is top for a further 35 per cent of drivers. Another one in three …

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Drivers give average speed cameras thumbs up

Eight in 10 motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective and play a greater role in road safety than fixed cameras, new research has found. Of the 2,172 motorists surveyed by the RAC, 79% though average speed cameras, as commonly used in to monitor the speed of vehicles in …

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We’re a nation of backseat drivers

in-car arguments

Arguments over speeding are the biggest cause of in-car bickering between couples, according to new research. The poll for online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk found that complaints about speeding were followed by braking too late and too hard, and taking unnecessary risks. Other frequent causes of irritation for passengers are …

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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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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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Don’t be a crash test dummy

co-op crash test video

Co-op Insurance has created dramatic crash test video to highlight the effects of failing to wear seatbelts. According to road safety charity Brake, one of the most common behaviours among young drivers is not wearing seatbelts. Co-op research reveals that two fifths (41%) of drivers aged 17-24 have been involved …

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Reckless habits of British drivers revealed

Reckless motorists

One in four motorists admit regularly ‘taking risks’ on the nation’s roads, according to a new study. Researchers found millions of drivers flout laws whilst behind the wheel, with speeding still the most common issue. Almost half of the 2,000 motorists who took part in the study admitted regularly exceeding …

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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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Confessions of a UK motorist

Using a mobile while driving

Have you ever used your phone whilst driving? Had a quick check of Facebook? Driven off after clipping another car? Be honest and take an anonymous quiz… A survey by car and van insurance company, Staveley Head, has revealed the secrets about driving in Britain today. For instance, a huge …

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Young drivers’ bad habits

Young driver

More than one in three 18-24 year olds admit to regularly speeding on the road, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by used car dealers The Car People, the majority of young drivers admitted to speeding, talking on their phone whilst driving and speeding …

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