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Drivers would back ‘phone blocking’ plan

DRIVERS BACK BLANKET BLOCK ON MOBILES

Most motorists believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety, according to new research. Fitting all cars with some form of blocking device was considered a more effective plan than harsher penalties or more education as road users reveal they cannot resist …

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Million motorists haven’t driven since passing test

New driver

Nearly one million licence holders in Britain haven’t driven since passing their test, new research has revealed. A poll conducted by comparethemarket.com also found that one in 10 of all licence-holders in Britain haven’t driven in the past year – with a crisis of confidence and financial barriers stopping them …

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Britain’s worst drivers exposed

Traffic jam

Motorists aged 25-34 regularly exhibit 11 out of 12 bad habits, including tailgating, driving while tired and fiddling with tech devices in the car. Teenagers are often perceived as being the most irresponsible and riskiest drivers on UK roads, but a new survey by AA Tyres indicates that Generation Y …

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Top tips for driving this summer

MINI Convertible

Summer is here and the holiday season is fast approaching – check out these top tips for staying safe on the road. The advice comes from Motor Codes – the government-backed consumer watchdog for the automotive industry. “With the lure of the summer sunshine, motorists can get caught up in …

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Young drivers’ bad habits

Young driver

More than one in three 18-24 year olds admit to regularly speeding on the road, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by used car dealers The Car People, the majority of young drivers admitted to speeding, talking on their phone whilst driving and speeding …

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Revealed: Britain’s poor car hygiene

Poor car hygeine

Cleaning a car is third on the list of most hated regular chores behind scrubbing the loo and clearing the gutters, according to new research. A poll undertaken by BP reveals that over three quarters of us (76%) commonly eat and drink in the car, whilst 19% regularly ferry around …

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Using mobiles while driving rife

Using a mobile while driving

A startling 95% of motorists regularly see other drivers looking at their phones in stationary traffic, claims new research. According to a survey of more than 2,000 drivers carried out by the RAC, illegal mobile phone use is endemic, with 64% of motorists saying that in the last hour they …

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Why some garages have the X Factor

Garage repair

New research reveals what motivates motorists to choose one garage over another. And surprise, surprise, reputation drives more than half of garage bookings (54%), according to a nationwide survey by BookMyGarage.com.  However, UK motorists fear being cheated more than anything else when they book a garage, with three quarters (74%) …

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Confessions of a motorist

Tax disc

One in five of us still has a paper tax disc on display, according to new research – plus, motorists’ top five confessions revealed. The finding is surprising considering the the road tax system turned ‘paperless’ in October 2014. When asked why they hadn’t removed it, the most common responses …

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Driving abroad: the essential guide

Crossing camel - Morocco

Are you confident about driving abroad? Are you up to speed with the local laws of the road? British motorists reveal all in new research…. Whilst there’s no denying that hiring a car abroad allows you to get off the beaten track and discover new sights, sounds and tastes, it’s …

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