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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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Car confessions: Top 10 driving misdemeanours revealed

30mph speed sign

More than two thirds of UK drivers admit to breaking the law on a regular basis, claims new research. Many do so without even realising they’re guilty of driving offences, according to the study conducted by UK-based personal car leasing specialists ZenAuto. For instance, more than half of Brits admitted …

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Festive motorists gambling with alcohol

Driving a car

A fifth of drivers will risk losing their licence for being ‘slightly over the limit’ this Christmas, according to new research. The study by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for new and used cars, discovered that 19% of motorists (the equivalent of nearly eight million) ‘only slightly over the …

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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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Dangers of driving dehydrated revealed

driving dehydrated danger

At this time of the year there’s rightly a focus on drink driving, but did you know it’s also dangerous to drive whilst dehydrated? Two in three (67%) drivers in the UK fail to recognise major symptoms of dehydration including slower reaction times, loss of focus and muscle cramps, potentially …

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Drink-driving myths debunked

Drink driving

There are numerous myths surrounding drink-driving, some of which are actually widely believed. Drink driving is back in the spotlight because the number of drunk drivers involved in accidents has risen for the first time in a decade. In 2015, 3,450 drivers failed a breath test after a crash – …

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Whiplash fraud given cold shoulder

Traffic jam

Falsifying injuries on a motor insurance claim is as unacceptable as drink-driving, according to new research. The study for insurers Aviva, indicates that 87% of Brits reckon it’s unacceptable to make a false whiplash claim, compared to 88% who say the same about drink-driving. Aviva, which is investigating around 14,000 …

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Politeness puts lives at risk

Driving a car

New research suggests that we are more at risk of crashes on the road due to passengers not wanting to upset drivers whilst in the car. The study conducted by young driver insurance brand ingenie discovered that more than half of Brits (51%) admit they’ve been in a car when …

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Distracted pedestrians putting lives at risk

Distracted pedestrian

Most smartphone users admit to using their devices when crossing the road, even when there is no formal crossing, according to new research. Ford surveyed 10,000 people across Europe and found that young people aged 18-24 are most at risk. This age group is most likely to have used mobile …

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Are You Over The Limit?

Are you over the limit?

Although drink driving offences are declining in the UK there were still 90,000 convictions for drink driving in 2013, which means that the drink drive message is not getting through to some. This could be because some people aren’t aware of the drink driving limit in the UK, or that …

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