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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Car showrooms back in business from June 1

Suzuki Crown dealership

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that car showrooms in England will be allowed to open from June 1 in the latest move to ease the coronavirus lockdown. The finer detail is yet to be confirmed, but it’s thought that car retailers will be expected to follow the lead of …

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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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Basic car maintenance checks during the lockdown

Car maintenance

The coronavirus lockdown has left many people with time on their hands, while cars are parked up for longer than usual. You could do a lot worse than to use to time to carry out some essential car maintenance because failing to look after your car can be a major …

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Top UK destinations for when the lockdown ends

Hyundai Nexo

New research claims that Britain is a nation of dreamers who fantasise about what they’ll do when the lockdown is over – with three-quarters admitting they have taken their previous freedom for granted. A survey of 2,000 UK adults for Hyundai revealed we are typically spending 20 minutes per day …

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Tips for maintaining your car during COVID-19 lockdown

Lexus UX

It looks like the extended layoff due to the Coronavirus pandemic could last until early May, which means our cars are parked for longer than usual and are getting little use. With the UK government’s advice to stay at home and only venture out for specific, essential reasons, Lexus has …

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Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

London traffic

The average price of car insurance has increased by nearly £50 in 12 months, claims new data, meaning it’s more important than ever for drivers to shop around and find the best deal. According to the latest Confused.com car insurance price index, motorists can now expect to pay an average …

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Motorists obeying ‘stay home’ coronavirus lockdown rules

Stay home, protect NHS, save lives car

Most drivers are using their cars once a week or less for essential journeys such as buying food during the coronavirus lockdown, a new survey has confirmed. However, nearly one in 10 have chosen to flout government restrictions by making non-essential journeys, including driving a “short distance so they can …

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