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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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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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Record car insurance premiums predicted

Cars parked in the street

Drivers are set to pay record amounts for their motor insurance, according to Confused.com’s car insurance price index. Premiums have soared by almost £100 in just four months and they are expected to speed past the most expensive average cost of £858 seen six years ago. The increase is partly …

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New drivers opt for new cars

Buying a new Hyundai

More than a third of drivers opt to buy new cars on finance after they’ve passed their driving test, according to new research. A survey of 1,371 UK drivers by motoring solicitor specialists, Motoring Offence Lawyers, indicates that 38% of new drivers shun bangers for brand new cars. Economy was …

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Testing times for new drivers

Young driver

One in five under-35s take at least three driving tests to pass, according to new research. The study by London-based 3-in-1 transportation app, Ubeeqo, also found that learner drivers spend an average of £186 on driving tests – alarming given that 16% of 17-34 year old car owners have not …

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Young drivers ‘licensed to lose points’

Driving a car

One in three young drivers will receive points on their licence within 12 months of passing their test, a survey has revealed. New research by money saving website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk indicates that more than a third of drivers receive points on their licence in the first year. Furthermore, it was found …

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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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Buying and running a car on a budget

Buying a new Hyundai

For some people, being able to buy and run a car on a budget is very important. You might be a student struggling to finance a car that can ferry you backwards and forwards between home and university. Maybe you are between jobs and need a cheap runaround to get …

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Why young drivers must budget for insurance

Young driver

More than half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy. New research for RAC Black Box Car Insurance shows that 56% of the 500 young drivers they surveyed expected their first premium to be under £750 when the average insurance cost for 25-year-olds and under …

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Generation electric

100% electric Nissan Leaf

Tomorrow’s drivers will lead the charge for electric cars, according to new research. Some 81% of 14-year-olds plan to make their first car purchase – in just over a decade from now – an electric one. The survey by the joint industry/government funded Go Ultra Low campaign predictsed that EVs …

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