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Pothole reports nearly double to half a million

Road pothole

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities in Britain for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on two years earlier. According to an RAC freedom of information request made to 212 councils in England, Scotland and Wales, 512,270 potholes …

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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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A fifth of people suffer from car sickness

Car sickness - RAC

New research by the RAC has revealed that motion sickness doesn’t just affect children with the equivalent of 7.3m people (18%) not growing out of it and continuing to suffer as adults. Sitting in the back seat of a car appears to be the worst place for car sickness and …

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Most drivers don’t know mobile phone penalties

Almost two-thirds of drivers are unaware of the punishment for using mobile phones at the wheel, more than 12 months after the introduction of tougher laws, claims a new poll. The RAC found only 36% of the 2,000 UK motorists surveyed knew offenders face six penalty points and a £200 …

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Drivers confused about new MOT rules

Car servicing

Half of motorists are confused by the new MOT rules, new research from the RAC suggests. While the new MOT test will still produce a pass or fail outcome, three new categories of fault types have been introduced – two of which result in a failed test (‘dangerous’ and ‘major’) …

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True cost of lost car keys revealed

Lost car keys - RAC

New research suggests that millions of unfortunate UK drivers have been forced to spend a staggering £181m replacing lost car keys. An RAC survey found that one in 20 motorists (that’s almost two million) admit they have lost their keys for good and 6% of these say they have actually …

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Motorists ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Dazzling headlights

Drivers are being temporarily blinded by the latest vehicle headlights, according to new research. Two-thirds of drivers say they are “regularly dazzled” by oncoming headlights even though they are dipped, an RAC survey of 2,061 motorists claims. And 67% of those said it can take up to five seconds for …

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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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Millions still flouting mobile phone driving law

​Nine million people are refusing to quit using their mobile phones while driving, claims new RAC research. A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite the fact that penalties for the offence doubled on March 1, 2017. In September …

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