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2018-01-05 11:11

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London - When it comes to the motorists setting their New Year’s Resolutions, learning how to reverse properly claims three of the top 10 spots, according to new research.

The research was conducted by Young Driver, the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school, to see what seasoned drivers felt they hadn’t ever got to grips with properly since they took to the roads – or what bad habits they’d picked up.

After committing to checking tyres and oil levels more regularly, which is a resolution for one in four drivers, learning how to parallel park properly is second on the list, with 17% drivers wanting to perfect the skill.

SA motorists

Which skills do you think SA drivers should improve in 2018? Our homepage poll has garnered 8000 votes, check out the results below

Driving resolutionsVotes
Learn how to park properly211 (3%)
Not get road rage839 (10%)
Use their indicators1028 (13%)
Switch off their phone while driving 2991 (37%)
Not drive recklessly3068 (38%)

Which skills do you think SA drivers should improve on for 2018? Email us


The top motoring New Year’s Resolutions for 2018: By Young Driver UK

To check tyre pressure and oil levels regularly (24%)
To learn how to parallel park properly (17%)
To conquer fear of driving on motorways (16%)
To get better at reversing (15%)
To not get road rage (14%)
To perfect reversing into a parking bay (13%)
To switch off phone when driving (13%)
To speed less (11%)
To stop checking messages when at traffic lights (11%)
To conquer fear of driving on country roads (10%)
To be more courteous to other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians (9%)
To stop using a phone behind the wheel (8%)
To always use indicators when turning (9%)
To use mirrors more (8%)
To not drive so close to the car in front (5%)
Other resolutions mentioned included keeping the car clean and tidy, being more confident behind the wheel, and driving more frequently.


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