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Van drivers are still using phones behind the wheel

Texting while driving a van

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go. The shocking finding is revealed in a new study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It shows that the average worker …

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Car confessions: Top 10 driving misdemeanours revealed

30mph speed sign

More than two thirds of UK drivers admit to breaking the law on a regular basis, claims new research. Many do so without even realising they’re guilty of driving offences, according to the study conducted by UK-based personal car leasing specialists ZenAuto. For instance, more than half of Brits admitted …

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Motorists ‘lost’ without their smartphones

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

Using a mobile phone as a sat nav device is the leading cause of motorists breaking the mobile phone law in almost all regions of the UK, claims new research. The survey by Swinton Insurance found that nearly half (46%) of drivers who admit to using a mobile phone whilst …

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Most drivers don’t know mobile phone penalties

Almost two-thirds of drivers are unaware of the punishment for using mobile phones at the wheel, more than 12 months after the introduction of tougher laws, claims a new poll. The RAC found only 36% of the 2,000 UK motorists surveyed knew offenders face six penalty points and a £200 …

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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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Testing times ahead for new drivers

Driving test

New research suggests that half of all young motorists use a mobile phone for navigation, rather than an in-car sat nav. This finding from a study of 2,000 motorists for Continental Tyres calls into question a key change to the new driving test. The new test, which comes into force …

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Bad habits develop ‘two weeks after passing driving test’

Driving a car

Motorists begin driving without a seatbelt just two weeks after passing their test, according to new research by commissioned by Comparethemarket.com. Furthermore, after three weeks they are tailgating and even illegally using their phone to text when driving. The study, timed ahead of the new driving test from December 4, …

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Millions still flouting mobile phone driving law

​Nine million people are refusing to quit using their mobile phones while driving, claims new RAC research. A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite the fact that penalties for the offence doubled on March 1, 2017. In September …

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Nissan creates mobile phone temptation-free zone

Nissan Signal Shield

Nissan has utilised Victorian technology in a bid to stop drivers from being distracted by their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite tough new police crackdowns, one in five admits illegally texting while driving. Now boffins have created a prototype compartment within the armrest of a Nissan Juke lined with …

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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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