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Do you judge people by their car?

Mini forecourt

More than half of Brits say they make assumptions about a person based on their car, new research claims. The survey of 1,002 adults carried out by car leasing company Vantage-leasing.com also revealed that the type of car you drive may even affect your love life. One in three said …

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Men vs women – who are the best drivers?

men vs women

It’s a topic that will run and run – which of the sexes are better behind the wheel? New research has revealed exactly what men and women think about each other’s driving prowess, and it seems that there’s no shortage of ego – on either side. 85% of men said …

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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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Half a century of the breathalyser

The drink drive breathalyser is 50 years old this week. Yes, police carried out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on October 8th, 1967. Before the breathalyser it was more a case of whether you could touch your nose with your eyes shut, walk in a …

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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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Most drivers unable to identify road signs

Highway Code road signs

Millions of motorists have forgotten what they were taught when they were learning to drive – with many even now unable to identify common road signs. New research has revealed that three quarters of drivers no longer know the meaning of all the road signs featured in the Highway Code. …

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Fast food steers UK motorway drivers

Motorway services

Nine out of 10 motorists pick a service station based on their favourite fast food outlet, new research has revealed. A third said the choice of a variety of places to eat is the most important thing to them when visiting services, according to vehicle rental giant Europcar UK. However, …

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Poor eyesight: drivers risking ban

Vision Express eye test

One in three motorists in the UK is risking a driving ban due to overdue eye tests, a new study has revealed. Almost 30% of drivers are overdue an eye test, with 4% admitting to never having had one, according to the research for Vision Express. Drivers with uncorrected vision …

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Drivers admit they’d struggle to pass test now

A Young Driver in action

Most motorists think they are a worse driver now than when they first passed their test, according to a surprising new study. Research from Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, revealed that only 43% felt they were better behind the wheel now than when they first …

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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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