A new YouGov survey commissioned by Protyre suggests that over 30 per cent of parents could be using dangerous tyres to ferry around their children. The online survey marks this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign from TyreSafe and its members. Simon Hiorns, Protyre retail director, said that the findings “raise concerns about how much the public are taking on board the importance of tyre safety.” He added that the company wants to “remind parents and motorists generally that tyre safety is just as important as things like seat belts and child car seats.” Protyre also revealed that the proportion of tyres demounted at its branches below the legal tread depth continues to be above 50 per cent. This, it states, shows that the need for tyre professionals to communicate the importance of checking tyre safety remains high.
Drink-driving skyrockets around festive period – latest police data shows there were 5,869 positive or refused breath tests in December vs 4,446 in February.
A CarTakeBack.com and YouGov survey revealed that almost 1 in 5 (17 per cent) think it’s sometimes acceptable to drive after drinking – as long as they feel unaffected. With 40 million driving licenses in Great Britain, this is nearly 7 million drivers.
At a time when many motorists look to make plans to drive abroad for the Christmas break and the start of the ski season, a YouGov survey commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman suggests that 87 per cent of car owners in Great Britain are unaware which countries across the Channel have laws pertaining to winter tyre use.
A YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the NFDA has asked more than 2,000 respondents for the main barrier preventing them from buying an electric vehicle. The NFDA concentrated its research on the 1,419 who owned at least one car. 29 per cent said the price of the vehicle represented the main barrier, while nearly one in four (24 per cent) said that access to charging points – both at home (12 per cent) and during journeys (12 per cent) – was their main concern. 22 per cent added that the battery range of vehicles was the primary reason preventing them from purchasing an electric car.
With children going back to the classroom and rush-hour traffic resuming, Bridgestone has urged motorists to take extra care on the school-run. The tyre manufacturer said that the latest TyreSafe research suggests that 10 million vehicles could be driven with at least one tyre under the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. Coupling this with the new school term and an expected spike in traffic and Bridgestone believes that the time has never been more critical to carry out some simple tyre checks – or even drive to a selected garage to get a professional technician to take a look.
With the summer holiday season upon us, and with it long car journeys, it’s high time that we started to get serious about the risks attached to eating whilst driving; a recent online YouGov survey by Claims.co.uk has shown that 51 per cent of drivers admit to having eaten whilst driving.
Online YouGov research commissioned by www.Claims.co.uk has revealed some surprising attitudes to whiplash claims amongst the public, with Brits over 15 times more likely to view claims as “honest” if they know someone who has made a claim. The 2015 autumn statement outlined a government consultation on ending the right to compensation for minor whiplash […]
The announcement of legislative support in the Queen’s Speech clears the road for driverless cars and expert personal injury portal Claims.co.uk says the forthcoming Transport Bill could fuel a future legal bill if all the outstanding legal obstacles cannot be smoothed out before the cars are seen on Britain’s roads. The government’s legislative programme outlined […]
We hear a lot in the news about the advent of driverless cars, with Volvo announcing recently that it would trial such vehicles next year in the UK. Obviously, producing driverless vehicles presents formidable technical challenges, but technology is by no means the only potential problem.