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Revealed: UK’s most EV friendly motorways

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New research has found that the M74 in Scotland is the most electric vehicle-friendly motorway overall, with the shortest average distance between charging point locations. Yet, the nearby M8 which connects Glasgow to Edinburgh, is the least prepared for the EV revolution, with just one service station and no charging …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

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With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Beware of ‘Black Saturday’ on the roads

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Saturday, July 21 at 2.30pm is the time you are most likely to have a crash in Britain this year, according to new research. A ‘perfect storm’ of conditions including peak traffic volumes in July, the start of children’s school holidays and the great summer ‘getaway’ all happening at the …

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Motorway driving: essential tips

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Whether it’s safety, etiquette, fuel economy or dealing with bad habits and breakdowns, driving on a motorway is a daunting prospect for many motorists. We’ve teamed up with Simon Acker of Warranty Direct to create some top tips to help you navigate problems and stay safe on motorways. Safety, discipline …

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Autumn half-term getaway traffic alert

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Beware of busy roads on Saturday October 22 when half-term getaway traffic is predicted to peak with around 4.4 million leisure journeys. In all, RAC Traffic Watch reckons more than 15 million separate leisure trips will take place between Friday 21 and Monday October 24. The RAC advises that roads …

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Motorways are too scary

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

One in five motorists rarely drive on motorways because they find them too daunting, according to new research. A poll for the RAC indicates that more than eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway, while 380,000 say they never do. Speed is too daunting …

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