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Top 10 reasons drivers are embarrassed about their cars

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One in six motorists are self-conscious of their car and almost half feel their motor deserves more care than it’s currently given, according to a new study of 2,000 drivers. More than a third are simply embarrassed by the mess their car is in, 41 per cent reckon they are …

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Top 25 things drivers dread most

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Travelling in the snow, reversing around a corner and overtaking cyclists are among the most uncomfortable scenarios for motorists, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 drivers by flexible car insurance firm Cuvva found one in 10 dislikes or hates driving and nearly a quarter (24%) feel less confident …

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Top 10 errors made by drivers since lockdown

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New research has revealed that a fifth of motorists have struggled to get to grips with driving again after being off the road during the coronavirus lockdown. The average UK car is driven more than 7,000 miles per year – or an average of 583 miles per month, according to …

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Safety concern over dazzling headlights

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The problem of car headlights dazzling drivers has got worse over the last year, say more than half of regular motorists, a new survey suggests. Research conducted by the RAC found that the issue of glare – caused a headlight’s beam having a dazzling effect for oncoming traffic – is experienced …

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Motorists urged to buckle up

Seatbelt - GEM Motoring Assist

All drivers are being urged to ensure that they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call from road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation by police forces. Wearing a seatbelt is not only a legal requirement …

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Road rage: One in five road users feels intimidated

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A new survey commissioned by Auto Trader suggests that all is not well on our roads, with drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, runners and wheelchair users all feeling threatened. Half of all road users (53%) have been or felt intimidated when they’re out and about, with people admitting they’ve faced aggression from …

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Have you ever got yellow boxed in?

Yellow box junction - RAC

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping, according to new research by the RAC. And with councils outside London and Cardiff wanting additional powers to use cameras to catch drivers who stop in yellow box junctions, almost half (46%) of motorists admit they sometimes …

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Top 30 things that make motorists curse

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Foul-mouthed UK drivers turn the air blue every two and a half miles, according to a new study. Researchers who polled 2,000 motorists found they typically swear 41 times during every 100 miles travelled. The typical driver commutes 373 miles to and from work during an average month and in …

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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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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

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Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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