Driver Behaviour

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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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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