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Young drivers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

Cost of motoring

More than half of parents financially contribute to their child’s first car, new research has revealed. The survey, conducted by, found that a quarter of mums and dads (28%) covered the entire cost – at an average of £3,528. CityAverage amount parents contribute to their child’s first carSheffield £4,544Edinburgh£4,230Birmingham £4,009Newcastle £3,802London£3,779 Help …

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It’s official: EVs are easier to drive


Two out of five parents would already prefer their children to jump straight into a fully electric vehicle and skip petrol and diesel cars when learning to drive, according to new research by Peugeot UK. However, nearly a third believe it will be harder to learn to drive in an …

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Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Four out of five drivers don’t know what the legal tread depth is for tyres, according to new research by Hankook Tyre UK. October is Tyre Safety Month and Hankook Tyre UK has surveyed UK motorists, uncovering alarming gaps in safety knowledge, particularly with younger drivers who are oblivious that …

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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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A fortune wasted on failed driving tests

Taking a driving test

More than £60 million was spent in the UK on failed practical and theory driving tests in 2016 alone, according to new research. The analysis by vehicle finance provider Moneybarn revealed that 1.5 million tests were failed. The practical test in the UK costs learners £62, and with over a …

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Record car insurance premiums predicted

Cars parked in the street

Drivers are set to pay record amounts for their motor insurance, according to’s car insurance price index. Premiums have soared by almost £100 in just four months and they are expected to speed past the most expensive average cost of £858 seen six years ago. The increase is partly …

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New drivers opt for new cars

Buying a new Hyundai

More than a third of drivers opt to buy new cars on finance after they’ve passed their driving test, according to new research. A survey of 1,371 UK drivers by motoring solicitor specialists, Motoring Offence Lawyers, indicates that 38% of new drivers shun bangers for brand new cars. Economy was …

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Testing times for new drivers

Young driver

One in five under-35s take at least three driving tests to pass, according to new research. The study by London-based 3-in-1 transportation app, Ubeeqo, also found that learner drivers spend an average of £186 on driving tests – alarming given that 16% of 17-34 year old car owners have not …

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Young drivers ‘licensed to lose points’

Driving a car

One in three young drivers will receive points on their licence within 12 months of passing their test, a survey has revealed. New research by money saving website indicates that more than a third of drivers receive points on their licence in the first year. Furthermore, it was found …

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