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Young drivers recklessly video calling while driving

Traffic jam

New research has revealed that nearly one-in-five of drivers aged 17-24 admit to taking part in video calls while behind the wheel. The rise in popularity of the likes of FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat for video calls “is posing a new and present danger on the UK’s roads”, …

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Most young drivers illegally using mobiles

Young driver using mobile phone

More than half of young drivers have used their phone behind the wheel – with many sending texts or checking social media while on the move. A study of 1,000 UK motorists aged 17-24, found 54 per cent admitted they kept an eye on their mobile when driving their car. …

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Motorists ‘lost’ without their smartphones

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

Using a mobile phone as a sat nav device is the leading cause of motorists breaking the mobile phone law in almost all regions of the UK, claims new research. The survey by Swinton Insurance found that nearly half (46%) of drivers who admit to using a mobile phone whilst …

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Survey reveals motorists are driven to distraction

New research has found that four in five drivers are distracted when behind the wheel – and exposed the top distractions for both men and women. The survey, which was carried out by used car supermarket, The Car People, revealed that nearly one in five men (19%) are distracted by …

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Nissan creates mobile phone temptation-free zone

Nissan Signal Shield

Nissan has utilised Victorian technology in a bid to stop drivers from being distracted by their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite tough new police crackdowns, one in five admits illegally texting while driving. Now boffins have created a prototype compartment within the armrest of a Nissan Juke lined with …

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Volvo’s car without a key

Keyless Volvo tech

Volvo is planning to become the world’s first motor manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. Replacing the conventional car key and fob with a smartphone application, Volvo owners will be able to automatically unlock their car when they walk up to it, then lock it again when they …

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Smart way to better driving?


TomTom Telematics has launched CURFER – a smart connected car solution designed to help motorists improve their driving style. TomTom CURFER consists of a smartphone app and a small on-board diagnostics (OBD) device. Feedback includes live and retrospective information on your braking, cornering, acceleration and idling. In addition, various car …

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