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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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Cash-strapped motorists driving faulty cars

Traffic jam

Nearly one in five UK drivers admit to running their car, despite knowing it needs repairs, because they can’t afford the bill. According to motoreasy, which manages car maintenance and repairs on behalf of the motorist, men are more inclined to dodge necessary car repairs than women, with 19.5% and …

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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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Top 10 most inconsiderate driver habits

London traffic

Failing to indicate clearly has been named as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to an RAC Insurance survey. Nearly six in 10 (58%) drivers surveyed said not signalling clearly, or failing to indicate at all, was their top inconsiderate action at the wheel, ahead of hogging …

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Drivers confused by conflicting speed limit signs

conflicting speed signs - SWNS

Motorists have been left baffled after council workers painted two conflicting speed restrictions on the same road. A controversial city-wide 20mph limit is set to be introduced across Edinburgh this year and some streets are already being painted with the new restriction. But on one road this has led to …

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Drivers taking risks for food on the move

The risks of food on the move

A shocking number of British motorists are risking their own lives and others to consume food and drink behind the wheel. Research carried out on behalf of convicted driver insurance experts, Insurance Revolution, reveals that more than 40% of drivers regularly eat and drink tea or coffee whilst driving. One …

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Car insurance premiums accelerating

Vehicle crime and car theft

The cost of motor insurance is continuing to rise. Over the last 12 months, prices have increased by 14% – equivalent to £95 – on average. This means a driver can now expect to pay £767 for a typical comprehensive car insurance policy – the costliest amount since mid-2012 when …

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One in three drivers struck with ‘Paralellophobia’

Driving a car

Millions of motorists are suffering from ‘parallelophobia’ – a fear of parallel parking, according to a new study. Almost a third of drivers, that’s potentially more than 11 million, admit the prospect of trying to manoeuvre their motor into a parallel space drives them to distraction, and 34% confessed they …

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Drivers braced for harsher phone penalties

Using a mobile while driving

New punishments due in 2017 will deter 91% of motorists from using mobile phones whilst driving, new research has revealed. An update to the law regarding mobile phone usage whilst driving could see the number of offenders drop dramatically, according to the study by leading vehicle leasing company, Leasing Options. …

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