Driver Behaviour

Hay fever sufferers warned penalty points not to be sniffed at

Hay fever sufferers warned penalty points not to be sniffed at

The Met Office pollen forecast for England and Wales could give hay fever sufferers more than watery eyes this weekend. Pollen predictions show things could get uncomfortable for sufferers on Friday and into Saturday when the pollen count is forecast to jump to ‘high’, after being classed as ‘medium’ for many regions throughout the week. …

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Two in five drivers would feel isolated if they couldn’t drive anymore

Two in five drivers would feel isolated if they couldn’t drive anymore

Two in five drivers would feel isolated from the outside world if they couldn’t drive anymore, according to research by the AA Driving School* to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on the impact of loneliness and practical steps people can take to address it. The AA Driving …

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2022 Highway Code changes: 7 million drivers unaware of new rules for cars, cyclists and HGVs

2022 Highway Code changes: 7 million drivers unaware of new rules for cars, cyclists and HGVs

The Highway Code was subject to a series of significant changes early in 2022, but research by the IAM Roadsmart charity suggests millions of drivers aren’t aware. The charity surveyed 1,000 drivers, and found 20 percent of them didn’t know the Highway Code rules have changed. If the survey result is representative of the national …

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Oh man! Penalty points hit male motorists where it hurts

Oh man! Penalty points hit male motorists where it hurts

Male motorists are clocking-up more than twice as many penalty points as their female counterparts, according to new data from the Department for Transport (DfT). Male drivers racking up three penalty points on their licences currently total 1,343,700, compared to 606,700 for female drivers, as of the 5 February this year. The number of male …

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Study reveals the different reaction each gender has to failure

Study reveals the different reaction each gender has to failure

A new study suggests that our reaction to failures vary massively when comparing the sexes. According to researchers from the University of Paris, women are more likely to blame themselves if they fail, while men often blame their failures down to bad luck. Researchers wanted to conduct the study to try to understand why a …

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Drivers want speed cameras to check tax, insurance and MOT details

Drivers want speed cameras to check tax, insurance and MOT details

Motorists are in agreement of speed cameras checking if drivers have the correct documentation to be on the road. According to IAM RoadSmart’s annual safety culture report, out of the 2,000 motorists surveyed, 89 per cent “support the use of safety camera technology to check for insurance, MOT and road tax offences.” It’s estimated that …

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The Highway Code urges drivers and passengers to use the ‘Dutch Reach’

Under the new Highway Code updates, drivers and passengers are being urged to use the ‘Dutch Reach’ when opening car doors from the inside. Made famous by police in the cycle-friendly Netherlands, the Reach requires drivers to open their car doors with their left hand (passengers with their right) when exiting a vehicle. By doing …

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