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Increased fines for using mobile phones while driving leads to 44% drop in offences – Ministry of Justice reveals

Last March the government increased the fines and penalties for two common driving offences – speeding and using a mobile phone while driving. At the time, some critics dismissed the new penalties, which include drivers using a phone while behind the wheel receiving six penalty points and a £200 fine, as yet another way of extracting…

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How to reduce the cost of learning to drive

According to advice from the Department for Transport, learner drivers should aim to have around 47 hours of driving lessons before taking their test, and with the average one-hour driving lesson costing between £24 – £27 learning to drive is increasingly becoming an expensive financial commitment. On top of the lessons, learners also have the…

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How your job can affect the cost of car insurance

A study by comparison site GoCompare has shed new light on how your job could affect how much you pay for car insurance. The study looked at which occupations were the most likely to have an ‘at-fault’ claim against their car insurance policy, with GPs coming out on top as the most accident-prone profession for…

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Does your car insurance cover child car seats?

New research has revealed that as many as one in four car insurance policies do not offer cover for child car seats – leaving parents severely out of pocket if something were to happen to their car seat. The figures also revealed that less than 50% of all UK car insurance policies will pay out…

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Most affordable UK cities for students revealed

NatWest have updated their Student Living Index for 2018, revealing how students are spending their money and what cities offer the best when it comes to the cost of living. This is the fifth year in a row NatWest has published student cost of living data, which this year is drawn from a survey of…

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