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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 triggers for in-car arguments

Traffic

Using the phone while driving, tailgating and dangerous overtaking top the list of most irritating things drivers do, according to passengers. With lockdown easing and traffic set to rise, a trans-European survey of 2,000 drivers examined what bad behaviour behind the wheel was most likely to cause a war of …

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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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Safety concern over dazzling headlights

Dazzling headlights - RAC

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

Traffic jam

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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