Nearly Half a Million Motorists Caught Without Insurance

April 16th, 2014

Insurance Calculator Shows Protection Of Home InvestmentFigures from a Freedom of Information request show that nearly half a million motorists have been awarded penalty points for driving without insurance in the past three years. It’s a genuinely shocking statistic and begs the question: why are so many motorists prepared to break the law? Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance keeps Getting Cheaper and Cheaper

April 14th, 2014

car-cut-out-of-cardboard-913-413After years in the financial doldrums it’s great that the economy has finally got some wind in its sails. But while Britain is booming on paper few people have noticed the difference in their pocket. Now motorists can breathe a sigh of relief as car insurance costs fall to a five year low. Read the rest of this entry »

How to drive your van more economically

April 4th, 2014

driving economy While there isn’t much that van drivers can do about the price of fuel there are ways to get more miles from your tank. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. Make the following small changes to your driving habits and you’ll notice a big difference to your motoring costs:   Read the rest of this entry »

Guide to Choosing the Right Breakdown Insurance

April 2nd, 2014

breakdown insuranceIt’s hard to imagine a more stressful (or more expensive) way to end a trip than stranded on the side of the road with a car full of kids and a boot full of cases. However, as ever motorist knows: cars can and do go wrong. Breakdown insurance is a cost-effective safety net providing peace of mind and practical assistance, but it’s essential that you get the right type of cover. A good breakdown insurance policy will include the following benefits: Read the rest of this entry »

Making the Most out of Spring Motoring

March 27th, 2014

more driver distractionWith the worst of winter behind us, and the roadside verges springing into life, driving becomes more of a pleasure and less of a chore. So it’s time to dust off your driving gloves and hit the open road, but first you’ll need to give your car a little TLC: Read the rest of this entry »

Commuting to Work is a Nightmare: It’s Official

March 24th, 2014

traffic jamIt probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that commuting makes people miserable, but thanks to a recent report from the Office for National Statistics; now it’s official. Findings show that commuters: are less satisfied with life, believe their daily activities are less worthwhile and are generally more anxious. Admittedly it’s hardly earth shattering news, but dig a little deeper into the statistics and they make for interesting reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Nearly One in Ten Drivers admits Crashing while Distracted

March 20th, 2014

driver distractionRecent government plans to ban smoking in cars carrying children has put the wider question of driver distraction under the media spotlight. It’s already illegal to use a mobile phone behind the wheel, but are mobiles really the biggest cause of driver distraction?  Read the rest of this entry »

Parking Attendants: It’s a dirty job…but someone’s got to do it

March 17th, 2014

no parking signIt’s hard to find anyone with a good word to say about Parking Attendants and that includes the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles who described them as being ‘overzealous’. Yet a recent report claims that the majority of Parking Attendants feel they are a welcome presence on the streets. So is the great British public being a bit harsh or do Parking Attendants get all the vitriol they deserve? Read the rest of this entry »

How Black Box Car Insurance Could Drive you into the Red

March 14th, 2014

black boxTelematics technology is touted as being the best way for young drivers to get cheaper car insurance, but research suggests we should take such claims with a generous pinch of salt. Journalists at Auto Express magazine have revealed that Black Box Insurance might not be the cheapest option and warns motorists to be aware of ‘hidden costs’. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: The month’s most interesting insurance stories

March 12th, 2014

airfrostNever heard of Air Frost? Well you’re probably paying for it!

Research has found that car insurance companies face 1,000 extra claims every time the UK is hit by ‘air frost’. The expensive meteorological phenomenon happens when the air temperature one meter above ground drops below the freezing. Air Frost is responsible for a number of driving hazards, including black ice and impaired visibility due to frozen windows, and costs insurers a whopping £1.3 million every day it hits. Read the rest of this entry »