Government clampdown on drivers using mobile phones

October 4th, 2016

driver-distractionThese days it seems that tragic stories of accidents caused by motorists using their mobiles are never far from the headlines. If you go for a drive there’s a good chance that you’ll see someone using their mobile behind the wheel: it might make your blood boil, but it probably won’t be a surprise. Something is going badly wrong and a hard-hitting report by the RAC has cast light on the scope of the problem. Faced with the cold facts (and a national newspaper campaign) the government have been quick to change gear and introduce much tougher penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

Secrets of Your Car Insurance

September 20th, 2016

car-secrets-4Car Insurance rarely makes it into the mainstream media, but with rising premiums ITV decided to tackle the reasons for the recent price hikes. The Secrets of Your Car Insurance made for interesting viewing, covering familiar ground as well as new territory. So what’s behind the spiralling cost of car insurance? Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Tips for Driving at Night

September 13th, 2016

night-driving-2With summer a fast fading memory and the evenings stretching out; for motorists that means more driving in the dark. Reduced visibility and impaired perception make night driving more dangerous. Government figures show that 40% of traffic accidents happen after dark and 20% of serious motorway accidents are caused by drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. The following tips are designed to reduce risk and make sure you arrive at your destination safely:

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Fear of driving on the motorway

September 8th, 2016

motorway-phobia-editA recent report by a leading automotive organisation has revealed that almost half of motorists know someone who’s happy to drive well out of their way to avoid motorways. Figures show that one in fifty will ‘go the long way around’ rather than face a motorway.  Do the maths and that adds-up to 13,000 motorists making daily detours, adding an extra 600 miles to the average odometer every year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nation overlooking £5 billion in easy insurance pickings

August 28th, 2016

insurance savingsThere’s a well-known saying in healthcare circles that ‘prevention is better than cure’, but could the same be applied to financial circles and what would it mean for insurance? It’s exactly the question that’s been bothering one provider and they have come to some surprising conclusions. Read the rest of this entry »

When motorists see red: A lifetime at the traffic lights

August 13th, 2016

traffic lightsTraffic lights are the bane of the modern motorist. Waiting for a red light to change can take a lifetime as time seems to tick more slowly, then there are those days when all the lights are ‘against you’; so it’s hardly surprising that the traffic light is one of the most maligned pieces of roadside furniture. Read the rest of this entry »

Parking Rage: Coming to a car park or driveway near you

July 29th, 2016

parkingEveryone has heard of road rage, the inability of some short tempered motorists to keep control of their emotions on the country’s highways and byways, but have you heard of parking rage? A leading insurer has carried out research into the parking habits of the nation and the findings will make the most mild-mannered motorists’ blood boil. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything you need to know about speed awareness courses

July 27th, 2016

speedOver the past five years the uptake of speed awareness courses has nearly doubled and last year 1.2 million drivers attended a course. Given the choice of penalty points and higher car insurance premiums; enrolling on a course is a ‘no brainer’ for many motorists, but it is important to know exactly what you’re signing-up for: Read the rest of this entry »

Why does car insurance keep getting more expensive?

July 21st, 2016

minin accidentIt’s bad news for motorists as the cost of car insurance soars to a five year high. Research carried out by a leading insurer has revealed that the average policy has risen by £115 over the past year representing the biggest price hike since 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost brokers haunt unwitting motorists

July 15th, 2016

ghostPolice are urging motorists looking for insurance deals to keep their wits about them and be wary of fraudsters lurking in the darkest corners of the web. A phenomenon nicknamed ‘ghost broking’ is a growing problem as phantom insurance sellers get increasingly sophisticated. Read the rest of this entry »