Driver Behaviour

Almost three quarters of drivers claim to almost have had a car crash

Almost three quarters of drivers claim to almost have had a car crash

Nearly three-quarters of drivers in the UK claim they have had a near-miss where they came close to having a car accident. Nextbase, a dash cam manufacturer, surveyed 2,000 drivers, with 72 per cent reporting a near-miss. 36 per cent of these believe their near-miss accident would have been fatal to someone involved. Seeing 14 …

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Home EV Charging post more important than ‘school catchment area’

Home EV Charging post more important than ‘school catchment area’

Charging posts for electric vehicles are more likely to be considered essential property attributes than a good school catchment area, according to new research. Nearly a sixth (13%) of people polled by the AA Driving School said an EV charging post was an absolute ‘must have’, along with a garage (38%), a driveway (58%) and …

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Charging anxiety may be fuelled by human insecurity, not the EV network, as 55% of Brits panic if their devices run out of battery

Charging anxiety may be fuelled by human insecurity, not the EV network, as 55% of Brits panic if their devices run out of battery

One of the main barriers to owning an electric car might be caused by a modern obsession with needing fully charged personal devices. New research from Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) shows that more than half of Brits (55%) panic if they know their phone or laptop will run out of battery, which suggests that …

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Nearly 90% of drivers break speed limit in 20mph residential areas

Nearly 90% of drivers break speed limit in 20mph residential areas

As many as 87% of Britain’s car drivers routinely break the speed limit in 20mph residential areas, according to the latest figures from the Department for Transport. The new statistics released earlier this week, compiled throughout 2021, also show 51% of drivers still go over the 30mph limit. Even though speeding came down from a …

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