Driver Behaviour

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Study reveals driving trait tied to psychopathic behaviour

It could occasionally seem like there are only psychopaths on the roads if you commute at rush hour. However, researchers have discovered a common driving practice that can indicate a person is a psychopath. The use of a mobile phone while driving is significantly correlated with psychopathic tendencies, according to research from the University of […]

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The UK ranks among the top 30 safest countries worldwide for driving per mile

Over the past two decades, traffic collisions have tragically led to nearly 500 million fatalities worldwide. This alarming statistic averages close to 25 million deaths annually, translating to just over one death occurring per mile on the world’s roads and a distressing frequency of one fatality every 0.8 seconds. Despite efforts to improve road safety,

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New drivers want independence, but are unaware of crucial car ownership costs

Learning to drive and buying a car can be a significant financial commitment, especially in the midst of a cost of living crisis. Despite the costs, new vehicle registrations increased by 18.2% in 2023 compared to the previous year. Uswitch car insurance conducted a survey to investigate the main reasons new drivers are learning to

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Navigating the soundscape: Decoding the perfect sat nav voice

Sat navs and other navigation apps are significant parts of our lives. Their voices accompany us on our daily journeys and are part of our routines, so it’s important that they’re pleasant on the ear. Over the years, the customisation of sat nav voices has become popular, allowing users to choose from various options, from

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Survey reveals majority of drivers struggle with high car expenses

According to a recent survey, 62% of drivers believe that the daily expenses of operating a car are currently too high. Out of the 2,007 drivers that Close Brothers Motor Finance spoke with, 70% believe that there are too many extra expenses, like fees for low-emission zones and increased insurance rates. Nonetheless, the survey discovered

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Reliability tops Brits’ reasons for parting with their current car

Reliability and higher running costs are the top reasons for selling their motor according to a new survey by Carwow, the online car-changing marketplace. Nearly eight out of 10 respondents (78%) cited reliability as the biggest reason for changing their cars, while increased running costs (71%) came a close second on their list for choosing

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Keep calm and…carry on? A quarter of drivers wouldn’t risk stopping to help another driver in trouble

Latest data from Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) UK has found that, while women are more likely than men to stop to help stranded motorists (44%), only 10% of lone female drivers would stop to offer assistance. The research figures also show stark demographic differences. Only 15% of those aged over 50 said they’d stop to

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Snow driving dilemma: RAC survey unveils drivers’ risk-taking and gritting gripes

According to a RAC survey of 2,300 drivers, four out of ten drivers (39%) would still drive in the snow even if three out of ten said they have panicked themselves or lost control of their cars in the snow. The study shows how much snow and ice can affect drivers’ use of their cars,

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AA survey reveals drivers prefer spare wheels over repair kits, citing pothole-related costs

Long assumed, but now verified by a recent survey of over 10,000 AA members, drivers vastly prefer traditional or spacesaver spare wheels over the tyre sealant and puncture repair kits often seen on new cars. According to the motoring group, there has never been a better argument for carrying a spare on the UK’s potholed

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British drivers stick to monochrome tones as top car colours for sixth consecutive year

The most recent data released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that grey is the preferred hue among British drivers, maintaining its top spot for a record six years. More than half a million (509,194) grey cars were registered in 2023, with volumes climbing 22.6% as the new car market

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