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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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One in four parent and child parking spaces ‘misused’

parent child car parking bay - Volvo

New research has revealed widespread misuse of parent-child parking bays, leaving mums and dads battling to find spaces with young children in tow. One in four of these dedicated parking spaces are being used by drivers with no kids, according to the study by comparison website Confused.com, though only one …

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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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Five tips to help you endure long car journeys

Driving a car

Whether you’re off to your favourite festival or on a family holiday this summer, it’s likely you’ll be enduring a long car journey. To save your sanity, Martin Cariven of car finance specialist Moneybarn has put together his five top tips to prepare you for the hours on the road. …

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Parents putting their own kids’ lives at risk

Keeping children safe in the car

Many mums and dads are cutting corners on safety when driving with their kids, according to a new study. The research of 2,000 parents found 34 per cent have allowed their children to travel WITHOUT a suitable child restraint. And around 37 per cent have driven with someone else’s child as …

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Cardboard Skoda Karoq is a kids’ dream come true

Cardboard Skoda Karoq

Skoda has created a special one-off cardboard version of its all-new Karoq compact SUV. The handmade ‘Kid Karoq’ has been designed as the perfect play area for those who aren’t quite old enough to enjoy the many grown-up toys available in the brand’s all-new compact SUV. The life-size cardboard creation …

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Top 50 most common driving distractions revealed

Dazzling high beams

Heavy rain, backseat drivers and spiders in the car are among the most common motoring distractions, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found debris on the road, children squabbling in the back and dashboard warning lights lead to drivers taking their eyes off the road. …

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Great British summer holiday getaway

motorway-traffic

Nearly nine million cars are expected to take to the roads this weekend as the school holidays get underway. Data from RAC Traffic Watch shows traffic will peak on Saturday 22 July with 3.4m heavily laden vehicles making a dash for it. Friday will see 2.5m cars vie for road …

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Family road trips: the facts

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

“Are we nearly there yet?” will be asked three times during the average family road trip – with the first grumble coming in after just 29 minutes. The typical journey lasting over 60 minutes will also include two tantrums, one of which rears its head after 27 minutes. “I’m bored” …

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