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Quarter of millennials so addicted to social media they check their accounts at the wheel

Quarter of millennials so addicted to social media they check their accounts at the wheel

A quarter of millennials say that they are so desperate to keep up with social media that they have checked their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts while driving. Despite the hefty punishments for using a phone while driving, 23 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to using social media at the wheel, with 28 […]

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Don’t let this useless ‘safety’ check put you in danger

Don’t let this useless ‘safety’ check put you in danger

Motorists have been warned not to rely on a cliched and useless method of checking tyres after new research revealed shocking levels of ignorance when it comes to car safety. A survey of more than 20,000 drivers found that almost a third (32 per cent) though kicking a car’s tyres was a reliable means of […]

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Here are the most likely reasons your car will fail its MOT – and how to avoid them

Here are the most likely reasons your car will fail its MOT – and how to avoid them

More than a third of cars failed the MOT test last year, according to government figures. Data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shows that 34 per cent of cars presented for the roadworthiness test failed at the first attempt, and also reveals the most common reasons for failure. Three-quarters (77 per cent) […]

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Motorway casualties almost double following lights switch-off

Motorway casualties almost double following lights switch-off

An initiative to save energy by switching off lighting on motorways has seen the number of people killed or seriously injured on those roads almost double. Figures from Highways England show an 88 per cent increase in the number of casualties on “lighting unlit” sections of motorway. Those are sections where lighting was either deliberately […]

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Pot holes and corner cutting putting lives at risk as drivers give up on lane discipline

Pot holes and corner cutting putting lives at risk as drivers give up on lane discipline

Britain’s decaying roads are putting lives at risk as drivers veer out of their lane to avoid pot holes, according to new research. A poll of drivers found that of those who had drifted out of their own lane on a single-carriageway, three-quarters did so to avoid a damaged road surface. However, distractions caused by […]

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Tesla Autopilot could allow minor collisions, says Elon Musk

Tesla Autopilot could allow minor collisions, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk has said that Tesla’s autopilot system could one day feature a mode that would allow a “slight risk” of a collision. Speaking at an event on Monday that focused on Tesla’s plans for autonomous vehicles, the company’s CEO said that as it became more confident in its systems, the US car maker would […]

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Tesla launches investigation as shocking video shows Model S explode into flames

Tesla launches investigation as shocking video shows Model S explode into flames

Tesla has launched an investigation after a video apparently showing one of its cars bursting into flames emerged on social media. The clip, recorded in Shanghai and dated April 21, shows smoke emerging from the underside of the Model S before a sudden explosion leaves the car engulfed in flames. The US car maker said […]

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Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued a fresh warning to drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to fraud. Identity theft Whether you’re proudly showing off your […]

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Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Motorists are to face an increase in petrol and diesel costs this Easter, following the rising price hike of oil. Those who are planning a getaway over the Easter break could end up paying as much as 145.9p per litre for petrol at motorway stations – significantly higher than the national average. Soaring prices The […]

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Easter 2019 – bank holiday travel advice: the best and worst times to travel in the holidays, and all the roads to avoid

Easter 2019 – bank holiday travel advice: the best and worst times to travel in the holidays, and all the roads to avoid

More than 27 million cars are expected on Britain’s road this Easter holiday, with motorists warned that some journeys could take three times longer than usual due to congestion. Data from the RAC and traffic data analysts Inrix estimates that Good Friday alone will see 4.4m car journeys undertaken, with lengthy queues and delays along […]

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