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Last updated at 11:33 GMT, Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Express English: Driving

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What do you love and what do you hate about driving?

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The Express English team

This is what some people in London told us.

People seem to like the convenient means of transport. One woman said that because she drives she does not have to ask for a lift.

But traffic, parking and the cost of maintaining a vehicle seem to be off-putting for many.

Did you know?

Fact

Texting while driving impairs motorists' concentration more than being under the influence of drink or drugs, research suggests. The RAC Foundation found average reaction times slowed by 35% when 17 to 24-year-olds drove in a simulator while writing or reading texts.

Language tip

"To be in the driving seat" is an idiom you use when you want to say that someone is in control of a situation.

Cultural tip

According to the website drivers.com, there are more than 50 countries where motorists drive on the left. Among them are Britain, Japan and Indonesia.

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