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Old distractions as bad as new tech


DRIVERS are as much distracted by "old technology" as by new gadgets, according to a survey. Adult passengers, twiddling with the radio and children in the car were the main distractions causing either a near-miss or an accident, the poll of more than 18,000 motorists found. These three distractions came ahead of operating the sat-nav and talking on a mobile phone as the biggest reasons for lack of driver attention. Other distractions included eating a sandwich, having a tea or a soft drink, texting and emailing. Nearly all (87%) of those quizzed in the AA/Populus poll accepted it was a driver's sole responsibility to ensure that new technology did not cause distractions at the wheel. The AA cited Government statistics for 2012 showing that driver distraction contributed to 88 deaths. AA presid...

Traffic delays 'to last weeks'


DRIVERS at the beginning of the summer holiday getaway are being warned of weeks of delays on the roads. ...

Holidaymakers to drive over 1,000 miles


BRITISH families will rack up a total of 15.7 billion miles in their own cars during holidays this year. ...

Londoners 'most likely to fail' driving test


LEARNERS gearing up to take their first driving test are twice as likely to pass in Scotland as those in ...

Government driving down electric avenue


THE GOVERNMENT is to lead by example by buying more than 150 electric and plug-in hybrid cars for its fle...

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