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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Every new Volvo now limited to 112mph

Volvo V90

Volvo has started to implement a new 112mph speed cap on all its new cars, underlining the Swedish manufacturer’s position as a global leader in road safety. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set …

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Revealed: the UK’s worst speeding offenders

motorway traffic

A motorist caught driving at 115mph in a 30mph zone was one of many shocking speeding offences committed in the UK in 2019, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by insurance comparison site Confused.com, revealed police reported 2.5 million speeding offences in 2019 – a 7% increase …

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Revealed: the Coronavirus lockdown speeders

30mph speed sign

Nearly half of people have witnessed an increase in drivers breaking the speed limit during the government lockdown, claims new research. According to the study by the RAC, 44% of UK adults say they have seen more drivers speeding now than they did before the Government introduced the COVID-19 lockdown. …

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Top 10 biggest stresses for drivers

Traffic jam

A third of Brits regularly drive while stressed – and half believe other motorists are to blame, according to a new study. Being tailgated is the biggest cause of anxiety among those polled, while bad weather is top for a further 35 per cent of drivers. Another one in three …

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Drivers give average speed cameras thumbs up

Eight in 10 motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective and play a greater role in road safety than fixed cameras, new research has found. Of the 2,172 motorists surveyed by the RAC, 79% though average speed cameras, as commonly used in to monitor the speed of vehicles in …

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We’re a nation of backseat drivers

in-car arguments

Arguments over speeding are the biggest cause of in-car bickering between couples, according to new research. The poll for online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk found that complaints about speeding were followed by braking too late and too hard, and taking unnecessary risks. Other frequent causes of irritation for passengers are …

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Life of a car – in numbers

Cars parked in the street

Brits change their car once every five years, with more than a third (35%) swapping their motor because of high running costs, according to new research. The survey, carried out by car supermarket, The Car People, asked 1,000 British car owners how long they own their car for, the reasons …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Don’t be a crash test dummy

co-op crash test video

Co-op Insurance has created dramatic crash test video to highlight the effects of failing to wear seatbelts. According to road safety charity Brake, one of the most common behaviours among young drivers is not wearing seatbelts. Co-op research reveals that two fifths (41%) of drivers aged 17-24 have been involved …

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