A new study, investigating the effect of better road visibility on older drivers' confidence, is being launched by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing. According to the study, failure to maintain road markings and pressure on councils to turn off streetlights at night may be keeping older drivers 'trapped' indoors.
In other news, four out of ten drivers have given their car a name, according to the AA Driving School. Of those drivers who have named a car, a third said they decided on a name based on the car’s registration number. The second most popular way for choosing their car’s name was by picking a name that ‘seemed to suit the car’s personality’. And a romantic one per cent said they named their car after their partner or spouse.
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