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What's a roundabout? IAM RoadSmart reveals shocking lack of road knowledge by UK drivers
A survey conducted by the UK's largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor, they didn't recognise the roundabout sign. More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule. Over 1,000 motorists participated in the survey for IAM RoadSmart to test their knowledge of the Highway Code. Some 68% of drivers were unaware of the two-second following distance in dry weather, with 53% confusing this for two car lengths. This results in a gap of less than a third of a second when travelling at 60mph, for an average-sized family car. Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart director of policy and research, said: "This is truly shocking. The outcome of the survey brings to light some frighte…

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