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Stay safe over the 12 days of Christmas

Driving home for Christmas - courtesy of GEM Motoring Assist

We’ve teamed up with road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist to offer a selection of safer driving tips for the 12 days of Christmas. The pressures of the festive season mean it’s often easy to let good habits slip, so now is an ideal time to remember the …

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Mum vs Dad: who’s the best driver?

MG HS

Children think their dads are better drivers than their mums, but they believe they go too fast and suffers the most road rage. In new research for MG, 1,000 young people aged 6-16 years – whose parents both drive – were questioned and it was found 43 per cent named …

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Parents getting driven round the bend

London traffic

Nearly half of parents admit they find car journeys stressful – with kids’ habits and squabbling siblings adding 29 hours to journeys ever year. A study of 2,000 mums and dads found a quarter get annoyed by kids kicking the backseat, and more than a third get stressed by their …

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Kids driving their parents to distraction

arents driven to distraction - Nissan

More than six in 10 European parents (63%) admit they struggle to fully concentrate on the road when their children are misbehaving in the car, claims new research. Worryingly, the study conducted by Nissan, also reveals that nearly one in three adults (29%) reveal they know they’re less safe behind …

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A fifth of people suffer from car sickness

Car sickness - RAC

New research by the RAC has revealed that motion sickness doesn’t just affect children with the equivalent of 7.3m people (18%) not growing out of it and continuing to suffer as adults. Sitting in the back seat of a car appears to be the worst place for car sickness and …

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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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Safety first for the new school year

Safety first for parents and children

Parents and children are being urged to make safety their number priority as the new school year begins. Breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist says it’s vital that everyone – from toddler to senior citizen – is aware of the risks that go with using our roads. More …

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Hacking fears for driverless cars

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars are going to play a big part in the future of the automotive world, but what are motorists’ biggest concerns? A survey of over 2,000 people commissioned by B2B marketplace Expert Market has found that more than eight out of 10 people fear that …

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Taxi of mum and dad

Taxi of mum and dad

UK parents could earn an average of £14,868 a year from being a taxi driver for their children, claims new research. A survey of 2,000 parents conducted by used car dealer, The Car People, discovered that mums and dads travel an average of 250 miles a month for their children. …

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Under 17s driving illegally?

Driving a car

As many as one in three parents admit to letting their child drive a car before they are the legal age of 17, according to new research. The survey for discount website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk also indicates that attitudes have seemingly become more relaxed as almost half (47%) the legal driving age …

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