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Release Date: 26-03-2019

  A survey by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk has revealed which parking manoeuvres are most hated by the British public. The survey of 500 Brits has concluded that parking in...
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2019’s Fastest Selling Used Cars
Release Date: 18-03-2019

  Data retrieved by Indicata UK has revealed which vehicles sell the fastest on the used car market. The survey analysed 98,500 used cars sold in February 2019. 60% of the top 10 run on pe...
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Suzuki named Number 1 Car Brand for January 2019
Release Date: 25-01-2019

  Suzuki has been named Number One Car Brand in the January 2019 Customer Satisfaction Index. A survey of 45,000 consumers has revealed Suzuki GB PLC to be the highest-ranking car brand fo...
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How fast have people been going when caught speeding?
Release Date: 15-03-2018

  Speeding tickets are issued daily, but hardly ever for driving 90mph over the speed limit. Here's the top 5 fastest speeds captured by speed cameras. A survey has been issued by UK Carli...
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2017 IAM RoadSmart Statistics on Driver Attitudes
Release Date: 11-01-2018

IAM RoadSmart have produced research centred around driving safety. It comprises of a survey, asking people questions such as “Should the speed limit in all towns and cities be reduced to 20m...
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The latest tax changes
Release Date: 16-08-2017

  According to the latest research by Arval, most small-to-medium businesses were unaware of the new company car tax changes. The 2017 Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer surveyed 3,84...
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BVRLA quarterly leasing survey summary
Release Date: 04-07-2017

Take a look at the BVRLA Q1 2017 quarterly leasing survey summary for all the latest insights to the industry...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.  Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehi...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers. Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehicles’ a...
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3 reasons you should let a 4x4 improve your winter
Release Date: 24-09-2015

With winter on the way, 4x4s really start to come into their own. Features like roll stability control and hill start assist can make the difficulties of driving in those tricky conditions a thing ...
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Why Learning to Drive at a Young Age is Better
Release Date: 26-06-2015

Passing your test and learning to drive has always been a milestone, having the independence and responsibility that comes with a having your very own car is amazing, and having it when you’r...
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A debate into Speed Cameras
Release Date: 09-02-2015

  Are speed cameras really beneficial to cutting road accidents? We investigate to find out more. Speed cameras have long since been the subject of debate; from boardrooms to front rooms, th...
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A study into the UKs greenest councils
Release Date: 12-12-2014

Living in a green city is something which is becoming increasingly more important to people. This shows, with Caroline Lucas running the countries first green administration in Brighton. The UK has...
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Country Roads- Deadlier than you think
Release Date: 10-10-2014

When it comes to road safety, we envisage the majority of casualties to happen on the motorways where speeding, overtaking and recklessness is abundant. However it seems that this might not necessa...
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Fleets support tougher penalties for disqualified drivers
Release Date: 19-05-2014

A recent law has been proposed that speaks of how disqualified drivers who cause death or serious injuries should receive tougher prison sentences. And it seems this law would be widely supported b...
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Partners create stress for drivers
Release Date: 16-05-2014

You may expect that when sitting with your significant other, you would feel a little more relaxed when you’re driving, as you would have someone to ease the stress and give a helping hand if...
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Motorists oppose 20mph zones
Release Date: 16-05-2014

A newly proposed blanket speed limit of 20mph for urban roads has been widely rejected by motorists. This is according to research published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM.)  The...
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Company Car drivers more careless
Release Date: 14-05-2014

When it comes to the difference between drivers of company vehicles, and those driving their own vehicles, it has emerged that those using company vehicles are 25% more likely to have a minor accid...
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Motorists dubious of new smart motorways
Release Date: 09-05-2014

When it comes to motorways, things are always being done to improve them and enhance driving experiences. A recent poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found they would feel less safe ...
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Fleets ranked for MOT pass rate
Release Date: 06-05-2014

When it comes to choosing a best-selling car, you would not envisage a failed MOT being part of the deal; however it seems that some of the best-selling cars in fleets today have a one in four chan...
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Top tips to save money on fuel
Release Date: 02-05-2014

When it comes to expenditure whilst driving, one of the most money-draining aspects is fuel. However, a recent survey by Ford on European drivers, found that four easily-applied fuel-saving tips co...
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Learner drivers not ready for the road
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Learning to drive is a fundamental rite of passage for the majority of youngsters once they hit their 17th birthday. Weeks of lessons lead to the all so nerve-wracking test at the end, however it s...
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Speed reduction limit implemented
Release Date: 02-04-2014

Recent research into speed limits on specific areas found overwhelming support for the limit of 20mph to be the norm around schools, on residential streets and in village town and city centres.&nbs...
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Changes wanted to help learner drivers
Release Date: 31-03-2014

When it comes to learning to drive, you'd think it would be important that the topics to study and the Highway Code learner licence questions were kept with the times; however a survey of Approved ...
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Release Date: 28-03-2014

When it comes to driving, you may not be surprised to find that the journey home has been voted motorist's favourite drive.  A new survey conducted by Halfords found that car owners put the a...
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Company Car carbon emissions reduced
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Recent data has been revealed by ALD Automotive which shows how the average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014; a 4.8g/km drop compared to AL...
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Prestige vehicles impress most on first dates
Release Date: 24-03-2014

It has been revealed that a third of drivers would prefer to hire a prestige vehicle rather than an Estate to make a good first impression on a date.  According to a survey carried out by Eur...
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Insufficient road markings meet the grade
Release Date: 17-03-2014

A recent survey by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has shown that half of all road markings on England's highways need replacing. They surveyed nearly 4,000km of the country's roads and...
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Cut costs with regular maintenance checks
Release Date: 13-03-2014

New research is suggesting that fleet owners could be doing lots more to reduce the need for emergency repairs and maintenance, despite their existing focus on managing costs. Autoglass sur...
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Accident Anxiety high on roads
Release Date: 03-03-2014

When it comes to driving, one of the aspects that seem most prevalent on the roads is accident anxiety, with 79% of drivers describing themselves as worried. A recently conducted survey by Allianz...
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60% of drivers admit to eating and driving
Release Date: 20-02-2014

Road safety charity Brake and Direct Line are urging drivers to avoid eating food while driving. Research suggests that 62% (more than 6 in 10 people) of people eat at the wheel. Nearly a third (29...
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IAM warn against driving on autopilot
Release Date: 20-02-2014

The Institution of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has urged drivers against driving on autopilot. Recent surveys reveal that 10% of motorists can’t remember any part of their journey. 1,500 drive...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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Drivers paying £1.2bn in pothole damage repair bills
Release Date: 11-02-2014

Experts claim that we are about to experience the worst pothole season ever seen in the UK. Due to the incredible amount of rain and wet weather and potentially freezing conditions in the next few...
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Speed driving to work on the rise
Release Date: 27-01-2014

Not leaving enough time for the commute to work can lead to a horrific amount of repercussions - several of which fall way beyond the boardroom. Being stopped by the police, hefty fines ...
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CAP Consulting:- Customer experience makes a premium car
Release Date: 20-01-2014

CAP Consulting has recently reiterated how aspiring premium car makers must understand that the ownership experience is as important as the quality of the cars they launch. CAP warns that fast and ...
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Reluctanct attitude to Driverless Cars
Release Date: 15-01-2014

In terms of motoring technology, one project taking the front seat is driverless vehicles. With everyone from Volvo to Google hopping aboard the bandwagon, it is hardly surprising drivers are just ...
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45% of men fallen asleep at the wheel
Release Date: 10-01-2014

For some, commuting is a time to grab a last few minute’s shut-eye before a busy day in the office with snoring being a regular occurrence on trains, buses and tubes in the early hours. Howev...
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Poll reveals support for tax disc abolishment
Release Date: 06-01-2014

A recent decision made by the Government announced the abolition of the paper tax disc which will include a large revamp of the system which has been around for ninety years. This schemeis est...
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Drivers lack basic Tyre check knowledge
Release Date: 18-12-2013

When it comes to checking your tyres, the method one third of drivers (42% men and 30% women) deem appropriate is one perhaps not so conventional- kicking them. This method is useless in telling ab...
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Brake calls on fleets to ensure vehicles are roadworthy
Release Date: 16-12-2013

Road safety charity Brake urge fleet managers to ensure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy and that mechanics working on their vehicles are properly trained. A recent survey they conducted foun...
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None for the road
Release Date: 10-12-2013

Christmas is a time for festivities and cheer, often usually accompanied by a drink or two. Yet couple these drinks with a driver and the change of events can be dramatic. This is why road safety c...
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New gadget to calculate vehicle’s speed in crash
Release Date: 27-11-2013

In a revolutionary breakthrough for crash analysis, comes the RIEGL VZ-400 Scanner designed to calculate a vehicle’s average speed in a crash. Purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, it is...
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Drivers admit to irresponsible parking
Release Date: 26-11-2013

According to a recent survey by Purple Parking, over half of drivers admit to some form of anti-social parking behaviour. On a study of 2,800 participants, it was found that both men and women thin...
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Scepticism over Speedcameras
Release Date: 26-11-2013

As the austerity of our climate continues to increase, drivers are more often viewing speed cameras as a revenue raising scheme as opposed to accident reducing apparatus. This scepticism can be see...
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Councils prepare for winter weather
Release Date: 13-11-2013

Winter in the UK does not only bring snow, but the inevitable traffic chaos that falls alongside it and this year Councils are aiming to be more prepared than ever before, with 98% either maintaini...
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Vehicle downtime amounts to £30,000 a year
Release Date: 12-11-2013

At a time where finances are hard, most particularly for SMEs it is vital to make every penny count, yet Ford Retail have released findings that reveal unnecessary expenditure is being made in unex...
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Release Date: 05-11-2013

When it comes to driving, one of the key elements your car could not function without are the tyres, yet recent research has concluded these are one of the most neglected vehicle parts, most part...
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New alternative needed to highlight driving risks with prescription drugs
Release Date: 17-10-2013

Early 2013 saw the Government announce the introduction of a drug-driving bill, including chemicals that can be found in prescription drugs. This means that drivers who take certain prescription dr...
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How will you and your business be affected by ESOS?
Release Date: 23-02-1902

 How could ESOS affect your fleet and your company? You may have heard of The Governments new compliance legislation, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)? If you don’t know wha...
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