MARCH was another bumper month for the UK’s new car market. These nuggets might show why we Brits are still car-mad.
Source: 17 things about March’s bumper 16-plate new car sales you might not know | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
THE latest research into the habits of British car buyers suggests that we’re more interested in the latest connectivity technology than safety.
Source: Technology more important than safety to car buyers | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
A NEW survey has revealed that tailgating is the biggest cause of road rage among British motorists.
Source: Tailgating the biggest cause of road rage | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
NEW DATA analysing over 4,000 drivers use of mobile phones at the wheel suggests the risk of an accident almost doubles. WUNELLI, a provider of vehicle telematics for insurance companies, and insurance broker Drivology, gathered data over a period of 18 months on drivers including data on journeys made
Source: Illegal hand-held phone use ‘doubles accident risk’
BASIC navigation skills are under threat because of our increasing dependence on satnav technology, a leading expert has claimed. Satellite communication consultant Roger McKinlay, former president of the Royal Institute of Navigation, believes the world is losing its way due to over-reliance on navigation
Source: Sat-nav dependence is eroding our sense of direction, says expert
VOLUNTARY testing programmes hampering spread of safety benefits, says European safety body The benefits from the latest innovations in vehicle safety are not being felt by enough road users across Europe, according to a new report.
Source: Drivers do not see the benefit of cars safety features | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
INCREASING the time that traffic lights are on amber by just half a second could have a positive effect on road safety, according to the latest research by a Dutch transport consultancy.
Source: New research suggests that traffic light changes could lower number of collisions | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
Bikers should replace their helmets every five years because they degrade over time due to a combination of wear and tear, harmful cleaning products and hair gel.
Source: Two in five motorcyclists put safety at risk by wearing helmets past use-by dates | Daily Mail Online