Driver Behaviour

National Highways warn drivers: "Don't ignore the Red X'

National Highways warn drivers: “Don’t ignore the Red X’

National Highways has urged drivers using the new smart motorways not to ignore the Red X signal as it may put themselves and other road users at risk. Formerly known as Highways England, National Highways has launched a campaign called ‘Don’t Ignore the Red X’. This comes ahead of a network-wide-roll-out of cameras specially designed …

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Drivers miss out on up to £2.3m of savings by not renewing licences online

Drivers miss out on up to £2.3m of savings by not renewing licences online

New official figures reveal that British drivers missed out on £2.3million savings between April 2020 and March 2021 by not renewing their driving licences online.  Around 23 per cent of the two million photocard licence renewal applications made to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the 11-month period were sent from a post …

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Survey reveals that less than 1 in 5 drivers have returned to pre-pandemic habits

Survey reveals that less than 1 in 5 drivers have returned to pre-pandemic habits

A new survey has revealed that less than one in five drivers have returned to their pre-pandemic driving habits. GoCompare Car Insurance surveyed 2,060 Brits and discovered that 21 per cent now walk more rather than use their car – and will continue to use their car less in the future. An additional seven per …

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70% of drivers in the UK say their vision has deteriorated since passing their test

Seven in ten (70%) UK drivers admit their vision is worse than when they passed their test, whilst only a fifth (20%) think those with bad vision should be banned from driving.  The study1 of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by Euro Car Parts, a leading supplier of car parts, explored the nation’s attitudes towards driving …

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A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

Drink-driving deaths in Great Britain have plateaued for the ninth consecutive year, prompting calls for a lower drink-drive limit, the use of alcolocks and a wider implementation of rehabilitation courses for offenders. A total of 230 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available) where …

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Drivers warned that using headphones is a risk of distraction

Drivers warned that using headphones is a risk of distraction

Motorists wearing headphones while driving are being warned that they could be at a higher risk of having an accident and/or incurring penalties. Quotezone.co.uk, a car insurance comparison site, warns that while there is no specific law that states a driver can’t have headphones on, the risks should make drivers think again. Department for Transport …

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