Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsTue, 21 May 2019 15:45:38 BST Over half motorists believe video games encourage dangerous driving, according to poll Over half motorists believe video games encourage dangerous driving: A new piece of research has found more than half the motorists polled believe that dangerous driving is being fuelled by video games played by youngsters. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-motorists-believe-video-games-encourage-dangerous-driving-according-to-poll-04334 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-motorists-believe-video-games-encourage-dangerous-driving-according-to-poll-04334 A survey has found drivers still using mobile phones when driving A survey has found drivers still using mobile phone when driving: A survey has found almost half drivers aged 25-34 years admitted to still using their phone when behind the wheel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-survey-has-found-drivers-still-using-mobile-phones-when-driving-04330 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-survey-has-found-drivers-still-using-mobile-phones-when-driving-04330 Maintenance of local roads is top concern of motorists, reveals RAC survey Maintenance of local roads is top concern of motorists: The condition of local roads in the UK has emerged as the top concern for motorists in an annual RAC poll, with 42% saying it was one of their four main concerns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Maintenance-of-local-roads-is-top-concern-of-motorists-reveals-RAC-survey-04331 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Maintenance-of-local-roads-is-top-concern-of-motorists-reveals-RAC-survey-04331 Survey finds 4 in 10 motorists want age cap for elderly drivers Survey finds 4 in 10 motorists want age cap for elderly drivers: A poll has revealed that 40% of motorists feel that drivers should surrender their driving licence when they reach an upper age limit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-4-in-10-motorists-want-age-cap-for-elderly-drivers-04314 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-4-in-10-motorists-want-age-cap-for-elderly-drivers-04314 Fifth of drivers ready for electric or hybrid vehicles, reveals survey Fifth of drivers ready for electric or hybrid vehicles: A large survey of motorists has found that 22% now feel ready to change their wheels to an electric or hybrid model. Only 2% currently own an eco-friendly motor but a poll by the AA of over 20,000 motorists shows that interest is starting to grow amongst motorists. The survey also revealed a decline in people planning to buy a diesel vehicle as their next car, with just 12% saying it would be their first choice. The reason for shunning diesel in favour of other types of car include stories in the press (58%) and changing government policy (56%). For people currently running diesel vehicles, a fifth have said they will not be buying another when they come to renew. Over nine in ten current diesel owners (92%) say they want the government to outline a clearer message about the future of diesel cars. Since 2014 there has been a 470% increase in searches for used electric and hybrid cars. AA chief executive officer, James Fairclough, said: 'The appetite for electric and hybrid vehicles has increased significantly over the last few years, which is in no small part due to big technological leaps forward in the space" http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fifth-of-drivers-ready-for-electric-or-hybrid-vehicles-reveals-survey-04252 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fifth-of-drivers-ready-for-electric-or-hybrid-vehicles-reveals-survey-04252 Majority of UK drivers would switch to public transport, reveals survey Majority of UK drivers would switch to public transport: An annual survey by the RAC has found 59% of motorists would ditch their cars in favour of public transport ' but only if services were better. One of the questions posed to the poll's 1,808 motorists was why they choose to run cars instead of taking public transport. For 44% of respondents, the reliability of public transport was the top reason for using their car instead; the second was higher fares (39%), followed by cuts in local services third (33%) and a deterioration in public transport - the reason given by almost a quarter of respondents (24%). Just 11% said they wouldn't change their current car usage if public transport improved. In terms of how much they use their personal vehicles, a third polled (33%) said they feel more dependent on their car than they did 12 months ago. Off the back of the survey, the RAC is calling for the government to improve public transport to make it more reliable, affordable and frequent so that it may be a viable option as an alternative to car journeys. They are also asking motorists to help make small changes to help curb the environmental effects of motoring and reduce traffic on the roads. RAC chief engineer, David Bizley said: 'Our research clearly shows many people don't think public transport offers a viable alternative to the car for their needs, especially those living in more rural areas.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-drivers-would-switch-to-public-transport-reveals-survey-04255 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-drivers-would-switch-to-public-transport-reveals-survey-04255 Half of drivers admit their road knowledge is poor, reveals survey Half of drivers admit their road knowledge is poor: A survey of drivers by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has found over half consider their road knowledge poor ' with 50% being unable to identify a roundabout sign. The poll of 1,000 sought to find out how clued up motorists are on the Highway Code - road rules intended to keep the drivers and pedestrian's safe. More than two thirds (68%) had no understanding of 'the two-second rule' when it comes to driving in dry weather, with over half (53%) confusing it with remaining two car lengths behind a vehicle Other signs that were not recognised were 'dual carriageway ends' with 43% being unable to identify the triangular sign depicting two roads merging into one. Of all the age groups to get this wrong, drivers aged 17-39 were the most in the dark. Half of the drivers polled did not know that a circle sign indicated one that gave instruction and 48% did not know that the first thing they should do when arriving at the scene of an accident is to turn hazard lights on to warn others that danger is ahead. Another area where knowledge was lacking was understanding the colour of the (green) reflective markers separating a motorway and slip road ' two-thirds were unable to answer. IAM RoadSmart director, Neil Greig, said: 'This is truly shocking. The outcome of the survey brings to light some frightening statistics which demonstrates the need to constantly re-fresh on-road knowledge.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-drivers-admit-their-road-knowledge-is-poor-reveals-survey-04259 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-drivers-admit-their-road-knowledge-is-poor-reveals-survey-04259 Car dealer survey reveals confusion over WLTP Car dealer survey reveals confusion over WLTP: A survey of car dealers has revealed that many are confused by the soon-to-be-implemented Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, knowing little about the test, which comes into play on 1 September 2018. The findings of the monthly research by Manheim reveals over a third (35%) of car dealers are not aware of the WLTP emissions test cycle being brought in to replace the 'outdated' NEDC test. The survey, which usually gets around 240 responses from independent car dealers found that 61 percent are not clear on the timeframe for rolling out WLTP or what the new protocol means for new cars after the deadline. It also shed light on the impact the new testing method is having at dealerships, with 47 percent saying the new test is affecting how many news cars are available to them. That said, there is an equal number who say they have not experienced any supply shortages as a result of the new testing criteria. In terms of how satisfied dealers are with receiving information about WLTP from their car franchise, over half said they were happy (55%) while a large number (45%) felt they had not been given enough information. Tactical registrations The survey also revealed that 86% of dealers polled think that before the September 1 deadline there will be 'tactical' registrations of WLTP-affected cars. Philip Nothard, director of external relations at Manheim said: "The response to these questions is startling. With less than six weeks to go until the implementation of WLTP, that a third of dealers say they are unaware of WLTP should be of grave concern to the government and manufacturers." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealer-survey-reveals-confusion-over-WLTP-04220 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealer-survey-reveals-confusion-over-WLTP-04220 Electric Dreams: over half young people in UK would like an electric vehicle, survey finds Electric Dreams: over half young people in UK would like an electric vehicle: Young people in the UK are more open to the idea of electric cars than older generations - with over half surveyed saying they would like to own one. The survey by the AA surveyed 10,293 drivers to gauge opinions and looked at some of the perceptions surrounding electric vehicles. The motoring group found 85% of respondents had concerns that there are not enough charging points for Electric Vehicles, while just over three quarters (76%) believe a single charge of an EV won't take them a great enough distance. Three quarters (76%) also think that EVs are expensive compared to petrol and diesel cars, while 67% believe there isn't enough choice in cars available and the same percentage think they take too long to charge. The AA says that many of these perceptions are not accurate and there needs to be more done to convince the public of the benefits of electric cars. Age a factor… Age was also a factor in how people felt about owning an electric vehicle. Overall, a third of respondents said target would like to own an electric model, with the older generations being the least likely to want one. Half of 25-34 year-olds said they'd like to own an EV, compared to 40% of 35-44 year-olds, 33% of 45-54 year-olds and 29% of respondents aged 55-64. This drops to just a quarter for the over 65s. AA President, Edmund King, said: 'The EV revolution hasn't perhaps taken off as quickly as we would have liked but now we have a firm commitment to the charging infrastructure, as well as, future-proofing houses, offices and strategic roads." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-Dreams-over-half-young-people-in-UK-would-like-an-electric-vehicle-survey-finds-04217 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Electric-Dreams-over-half-young-people-in-UK-would-like-an-electric-vehicle-survey-finds-04217 Revealed: the cars least likely to let you down, according to major user poll The cars least likely to let you down, according to a major user poll: A survey looking at the reliability of a range of modern cars has revealed the most and least reliable manufacturers as well as the most reliable cars. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Revealed-the-cars-least-likely-to-let-you-down-according-to-major-user-poll-04218 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Revealed-the-cars-least-likely-to-let-you-down-according-to-major-user-poll-04218 New research reveals if car buyers are underestimating the current development of electric vehicles http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-reveals-if-car-buyers-are-underestimating-the-current-development-of-electric-vehicles-04119 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-reveals-if-car-buyers-are-underestimating-the-current-development-of-electric-vehicles-04119 Over half of Americans believe that driverless cars are unsafe, according to recent survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-Americans-believe-that-driverless-cars-are-unsafe-according-to-recent-survey-04077 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-half-of-Americans-believe-that-driverless-cars-are-unsafe-according-to-recent-survey-04077 Drivers more annoyed by cyclists than speeding or dangerous overtaking Drivers more annoyed by cyclists than speeding or dangerous overtaking: A recent survey, conducted with 2000 drivers in the UK on behalf of the car insurance comparison website Confused.com, has found that cyclists can be more annoying for drivers than speeding or dangerous overtaking. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drivers-more-annoyed-by-cyclists-than-speeding-or-dangerous-overtaking-04001 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Drivers-more-annoyed-by-cyclists-than-speeding-or-dangerous-overtaking-04001 Latest results reveal Asian car manufacturers dominate customer satisfaction survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-results-reveal-Asian-car-manufacturers-dominate-customer-satisfaction-survey-03882 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-results-reveal-Asian-car-manufacturers-dominate-customer-satisfaction-survey-03882 Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts: According to a new automotive survey by the website, CarGurus, many young drivers are not aware of what basic car parts are, despite being highly technically savvy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-distinct-lack-of-knowledge-about-car-parts-03575 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-distinct-lack-of-knowledge-about-car-parts-03575 Tired drivers take risks, survey reveals Tired drivers take risks, survey reveals: According to new automotive market research by Voucher Codes Pro, approximately 20 per cent of motorists in Britain have admitted to almost falling asleep at the wheel. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tired-drivers-take-risks-survey-reveals-03482 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tired-drivers-take-risks-survey-reveals-03482 Survey reveals what drivers worry about when it comes to servicing Survey reveals what drivers worry about when it comes to servicing: According to a recent automotive survey of 1,000 motorists by MyCarNeedsA.com, approximately 50 per cent of motorists worry that they will be overcharged for work on their car if they take their vehicle in to a garage they have not been to before. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-drivers-worry-about-when-it-comes-to-servicing-03439 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-drivers-worry-about-when-it-comes-to-servicing-03439 Survey reveals around 25 per cent drive whilst tired Survey reveals around 25 per cent drive whilst tired: A recent automotive survey by the online vehicle market place, Exchange and Mart, has revealed that approximately 25 per cent of drivers in Britain frequently get behind the wheel when they are tired. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-around-25-per-cent-drive-whilst-tired-03419 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-around-25-per-cent-drive-whilst-tired-03419 Survey finds majority of company car owners would consider an electric vehicle next Survey finds majority of company car owners would consider an electric vehicle next: According to a recent automotive survey, the vast majority of company car owners would consider an electronic vehicle for their next car if their company gave them the opportunity. However, just 25 per cent of businesses currently offer electric vehicles to employees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-company-car-owners-would-consider-an-electric-vehicle-next-03358 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-company-car-owners-would-consider-an-electric-vehicle-next-03358 Survey finds 1 in 3 drivers hog middle lane of motorway Survey finds 1 in 3 drivers hog middle lane of motorway: A recent survey published on Confused.com's website has revealed that despite it being a motoring offence worthy of a £100 fine and 3 points on one's licence, many drivers still hog the middle lane of the motorway. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-drivers-hog-middle-lane-of-motorway-03323 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-drivers-hog-middle-lane-of-motorway-03323