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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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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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Stay safe in the dark this winter

night driving - IAM RoadSmart

The clocks go back on October 27 which means darker nights and increased danger on the roads. It’s not just drivers and riders who need to be more careful, there are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists that need to be aware of the risks too. IAM RoadSmart’s …

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Safety concern over dazzling headlights

Dazzling headlights - RAC

The problem of car headlights dazzling drivers has got worse over the last year, say more than half of regular motorists, a new survey suggests. Research conducted by the RAC found that the issue of glare – caused a headlight’s beam having a dazzling effect for oncoming traffic – is experienced …

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Motorists urged to buckle up

Seatbelt - GEM Motoring Assist

All drivers are being urged to ensure that they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call from road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation by police forces. Wearing a seatbelt is not only a legal requirement …

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Road rage: One in five road users feels intimidated

Traffic jam

A new survey commissioned by Auto Trader suggests that all is not well on our roads, with drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, runners and wheelchair users all feeling threatened. Half of all road users (53%) have been or felt intimidated when they’re out and about, with people admitting they’ve faced aggression from …

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Have you ever got yellow boxed in?

Yellow box junction - RAC

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping, according to new research by the RAC. And with councils outside London and Cardiff wanting additional powers to use cameras to catch drivers who stop in yellow box junctions, almost half (46%) of motorists admit they sometimes …

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Survey reveals motorists are driven to distraction

New research has found that four in five drivers are distracted when behind the wheel – and exposed the top distractions for both men and women. The survey, which was carried out by used car supermarket, The Car People, revealed that nearly one in five men (19%) are distracted by …

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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

Young driver

Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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The car technology baffling drivers

In-car technology

Almost half of drivers struggle to get their heads around in-car tech, according to a new study. Research revealed that despite technology in cars enabling us to find routes at the touch of a button, chat to friends and family hands-free and brake without touching a pedal, a large percentage …

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