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Looking forward to getting back on the road?

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line

We may not be able to get out much at the moment, but our enduring love affair with cars is stronger than ever, according to a new report. More than eight in 10 motorists (83 per cent) admitted they have always had a love for driving and more than a …

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Top 50 most stressful things about driving

Driving a car

Loud passengers, driving in an unknown area and overtaking cyclists are among the biggest worries for drivers. A study of 2,000 motorists revealed almost half said other drivers make them more concerned on the roads than they do themselves, while a third said driving is often the most stressful time …

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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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Motorists obeying ‘stay home’ coronavirus lockdown rules

Stay home, protect NHS, save lives car

Most drivers are using their cars once a week or less for essential journeys such as buying food during the coronavirus lockdown, a new survey has confirmed. However, nearly one in 10 have chosen to flout government restrictions by making non-essential journeys, including driving a “short distance so they can …

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Stay safe in the dark this winter

night driving - IAM RoadSmart

The clocks go back on October 27 which means darker nights and increased danger on the roads. It’s not just drivers and riders who need to be more careful, there are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists that need to be aware of the risks too. IAM RoadSmart’s …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

Motorway in rain

With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Secrets to a safe, stress-free commute

Don’t let your commute leave you feeling defeated

Commuting can be a drag, but it can also be dangerous if you become complacent and lose concentration. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has put together five tips which can help you have a smooth, stress-free commute to and from work. Check your route. The …

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Do you know a Christmas drink-driver?

Drink driving

Nearly four in 10 people (37%) have friends who they believe have driven while being over the drink-drive limit, according to new RAC research. Timed to coincide with the launch of the Government’s THINK! Christmas drink-drive campaign, the survey of 1,865 motorists found a shocking 28% were unprepared to try …

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Top 10 biggest stresses for drivers

Traffic jam

A third of Brits regularly drive while stressed – and half believe other motorists are to blame, according to a new study. Being tailgated is the biggest cause of anxiety among those polled, while bad weather is top for a further 35 per cent of drivers. Another one in three …

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Top 30 things that make motorists curse

motorway traffic

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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