Motorists oblivious to dashboard warning lights

More than a quarter of motorists rely on the internet to reveal what a dashboard warning light means, according to a recent AA survey.

It found that almost two in five British motorists cannot identify a vehicle warning light without researching what it means, while half of those surveyed admit to having a ‘mind blank’ on what warning lights mean when they are actually behind the wheel.

Simon Breakwell, CEO of the AA said: “Our research has identified that most people have little idea what the warning lights in their cars mean.

“When a warning light does come on drivers are then unsure whether the fault is minor, or something more serious that requires professional attention.”

Data from HPI also revealed 59 per cent of road users admitted to struggling to identify what their car warning light means.

The HPI survey found 96 per cent of motorists were unable to recognise a brake warning light.

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