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Top 50 most stressful things about driving

Driving a car

Loud passengers, driving in an unknown area and overtaking cyclists are among the biggest worries for drivers. A study of 2,000 motorists revealed almost half said other drivers make them more concerned on the roads than they do themselves, while a third said driving is often the most stressful time …

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Van drivers’ Top 10 gripes


From not being let out into traffic to small parking spaces, van drivers have revealed their biggest annoyances in a new study. In the research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles of 1,000 UK van drivers, the top bugbear was not being left enough space on tight roads when driving to work. …

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Millions of hours lost finding parked cars


British motorists spend more than five-and-a-half million hours each year searching for their parked cars, claims new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers by Skoda UK revealed that 52 per cent of all motorists were temporarily unable to find their parked car, ‘losing’ it at least once every year. A …

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Watch this ace VW van parking challenge

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles van parking challenge with Alastair Moffatt

Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has put Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ clever Park Assist technology to the ultimate test. Finding a suitably sized parking space for vans is more than just a frustration, with UK van drivers being fined an average of £24 million a year for parking incorrectly. To help customers …

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Most expensive UK cities to drive a car

London traffic

Birmingham is the most expensive city to own a car in the UK, according to new research. Researchers looked at the most common items of motoring expenditure in 20 locations across the country and found that our second city is actually top of the table. Its position was largely driven …

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Five essential festival driving tips

Young driver heading to a festival

The festival season is here which means many of us will be packing up the camping gear and taking to the roads. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart head of driving and riding advice, has put together some top driving tips to help you make the best out of your weekend. Choose …

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Revealed: UK’s most annoying parking habits

Car park, parking

A new study has found that parking in a Blue Badge bay without a disability is the parking practice that makes motorists most angry. It was very closely followed by drivers parking too close to another vehicle in the research by Which of these parking habits makes you angriest? …

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Dishonest drivers staying silent over dents

Dented car

Almost one in five British motorists would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking, reveals new research. The shocking level of driver dishonesty is even more surprising as failing to stop is an offence under the Road Traffic Act, however minor an accident. Motorists also …

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End of the road for pavement parking?

Pavement parking

Millions of motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change their habits. At present it is only illegal to park on a pavement in London, with Scotland also pressing ahead, but the Government is reviewing the situation which could see it banned across the UK. A survey by …

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