Risk of 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles returning to the streets
New research by Kwik Fit has revealed that almost 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the UK’s streets as the lockdown begins to ease and people increasingly take to their cars. Kwik Fit analysed the latest DVSA MOT data, along with its own statistics. Taken together they show that an estimated 1,096,000 […]Read More
A THIRD of drivers are still ignoring mobile phone driving rules
Despite high profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk. A new study for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, reveals that a third (34%) of […]Read More
More drivers are getting penalty points for defective tires
New analysis by Kwik Fit reveals that defective tyres account for a growing proportion of the total penalty points received by drivers for the poor condition of their cars. Kwik Fit collated data from British police forces regarding the issuing of penalty points for vehicle defects over the past three years. Analysis of the information showed […]Read More
Are drivers failing to read the road properly?
New research for Kwik Fit has revealed that the average driver knows only 79% of UK road sign meanings, with one in five road signs a mystery. For two in five drivers, not being able to understand a sign or being confused over its meaning has led to problems on the road. The most common […]Read More
How much do potholes cost UK drivers every year?
The poor condition of the nation’s roads has hit drivers’ finances hard over the last twelve months, a new study has revealed. Research for Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive servicing and repair company, has found that in the last year British motorists have had to fund repair bills totalling £684million as a result of […]Read More