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Worst habits picked up by learner drivers from their parents

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Nine out of 10 driving instructors say learners picked up bad driving habits from their parents during the pandemic. A survey of instructors by Young Driver, the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school, revealed the Top 10 worst habits picked up by learners from their parents: Not following ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre’ …

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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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Find out why there’s no need for speed

Speeding car - GEM Motoring Assist

It’s Road Safety Week (16-22 November) and the theme for the 2020 campaign is “no need for speed”. Organised by the road safety charity Brake, it offers opportunities for everyone to reflect on how they use the roads, and what they can do to reduce risk. “In a crash, just …

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Mum vs Dad: who’s the best driver?

MG HS

Children think their dads are better drivers than their mums, but they believe they go too fast and suffers the most road rage. In new research for MG, 1,000 young people aged 6-16 years – whose parents both drive – were questioned and it was found 43 per cent named …

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Audi signs ‘Special One’ José Mourinho

José Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and new Audi Ambassador, with his Audi Q8

Tottenham Hotspur head coach José Mourinho has joined Audi as a brand ambassador. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the reopening of Audi Centres across the UK for service business, and in England for sales (since June 1), plus the resumption of Premier League football …

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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Every new Volvo now limited to 112mph

Volvo V90

Volvo has started to implement a new 112mph speed cap on all its new cars, underlining the Swedish manufacturer’s position as a global leader in road safety. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set …

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Revealed: the UK’s worst speeding offenders

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A motorist caught driving at 115mph in a 30mph zone was one of many shocking speeding offences committed in the UK in 2019, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by insurance comparison site Confused.com, revealed police reported 2.5 million speeding offences in 2019 – a 7% increase …

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Revealed: the Coronavirus lockdown speeders

30mph speed sign

Nearly half of people have witnessed an increase in drivers breaking the speed limit during the government lockdown, claims new research. According to the study by the RAC, 44% of UK adults say they have seen more drivers speeding now than they did before the Government introduced the COVID-19 lockdown. …

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