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Don’t drink-drive this Christmas

Don't drink and drive - GEM Motoring Assist

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to make safety their priority this Christmas and not to take any risks by drinking alcohol. The advice comes as figures show the number of breath tests conducted by police officers continues to decline. In 2021, the total number …

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Biggest Christmas travel bugbears revealed

Driving a car

One in six people have bickered with their partner about who will be the designated driver over the festive period, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 drivers has found that other Christmas gripes include backseat drivers, leaving for events on time, and frustration at attempting to successfully …

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Driving home for Christmas? Survey reveals your travel plans

2022 Honda Civic e.HEV

More than three quarters of Brits will be relying on their car over the festive period, according to new research from Honda UK. The survey of 2,000 people also revealed that the most common number of trips we’re planning on making is between four and six (35%), covering a distance …

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Give your car an Arctic BLAST check

Peugeot 2008 GT Line in the snow

Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, is urging motorists to be ready for the cold spell with a simple five-point checklist. The checks spell out the word BLAST and are easy to remember when icy weather is predicted. Kwik Fit has highlighted the key components which …

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Meet the Munro – ‘the world’s most capable all-electric 4×4’

Munro Mk_1 electric 4x4

Scotland’s only volume production car company has unveiled its first vehicle – the Munro Mk_1. Designed, engineered, and built in Britain, Munro Vehicles claims it’s “the world’s most capable all-electric 4×4”. The first light vehicle to enter production in Scotland in more than four decades (the last was the Talbot …

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Dogs ‘prefer electric cars to diesel ones’

Dogs are more relaxed in electric cars than diesel cars, research finds

Dogs are more relaxed in electric cars than diesel cars, new research claims. Online vehicle marketplace CarGurus partnered with the University of Lincoln on the new study, which looked at the effects on dogs of travelling in a diesel car versus an electric vehicle (EV). The two-day investigation used 20 …

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THIS SUNDAY is the most dangerous day to drive

car accident

Data from Admiral Car Insurance has revealed that December 4th is the worst day of the year to be on the roads. Analysis of 10 years of Admiral’s own insurance claims show more accidents are registered on this day than any other date. In fact, of the top 10 dates …

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Top 10 Christmas markets for EV drivers

Peugeot e-208 at Christmas Market

England’s best Christmas markets for electric vehicle drivers have been revealed in a new study, according to new research. With Christmas market stalls being readied across the country, Peugeot UK researched which markets most suitable for EV drivers. Manchester Christmas Market topped the rankings, followed by Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market …

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Revealed: The UK’s most reliable car brands


Japanese and Korean car manufacturers have once again dominated an annual Top 10 of most reliable marques. Honda topped the table, scoring an impressive 96.8/100 overall, according to Warrantywise – the UK’s leading extended car warranty provider, The Reliability Index is compiled from more than 131,000 active extended car warranty …

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Millions of motorists stop driving during the winter


One in five drivers avoid the roads altogether during the colder months due to concerns over slippery roads and limited visibility. However, anxieties about driving aren’t limited to the winter — with a third (32 per cent) of adults admitting they don’t like driving in the dark all year round. …

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