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Half-term happiness for car commuters

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Drivers will save a total of 25 minutes or more on their commute to work next week – thanks to the school half-term break. More than half of Britain’s car commuters will gain at least five minutes each morning, as school traffic disappears from the roads. It all adds up …

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Beware of ‘Black Saturday’ on the roads

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Saturday, July 21 at 2.30pm is the time you are most likely to have a crash in Britain this year, according to new research. A ‘perfect storm’ of conditions including peak traffic volumes in July, the start of children’s school holidays and the great summer ‘getaway’ all happening at the …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter

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As temperatures start to plummet, driving on the roads can become increasingly difficult and hazardous. To stay safe, it’s important to adjust your driving style according to the weather conditions, and carry out the necessary vehicle checks before you venture out. We’ve teamed up with Jonathan Allbones from leading car …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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Road rage Britain – drivers fess up

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A Almost all UK motorists – that’s a staggering 97% – have experienced road rage behind the wheel, claims new research. Anger on the roads is most frequently prominent among those living in South West England and the West Midlands, while urban streets and A roads were revealed as bigger …

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Stay safe during the deer breeding season

Deer breeding season

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is advising drivers to take extra care in areas where deer are common, as their breeding season gets underway. RSPCA research indicates that up to 75,000 deer are killed each year in road collisions – 10,000 instantly. The human death toll from accidents involving …

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Accelerating average speed cameras

Average speed camera

The length of British roads covered by permanent average speed cameras has more than doubled since 2013, according to new figures. More than 250 miles of roads in Great Britain are now being regularly monitored by average speed cameras. Research for the RAC Foundation by Road Safety Analysis has identified …

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Top 10 winter driving tips

Winter driving tips

Did you know that it’s six times more likely for drivers to have an accident in the winter than in the summer? We’ve got together with Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tyres, to give you top tips for driving safely this winter… especially if the weather takes a turn …

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Pothole Disgrace

Despite all the usual rhetoric from government sources about how they are going to do this and that, Britain’s pothole strewn roads continue to leave motorists with an annual bill of £1.2 billion for suspension, steering and wheel repairs – a rise of 16% in just twelve months. With heavy …

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