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Parents to be BANNED from driving children to school in bid to cut pollution levels

February 22, 2019 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Parents to be BANNED from driving children to school in bid to cut pollution levels Hundreds of schools are piloting the move, as high levels of car pollution around schools have been linked to rise in asthma cases Hundreds of headteachers across the UK are piloting bans on parents driving their children to school in an effort to reduce the levels of harmful car pollution. Thousands of schools are expected to follow suit and ban the ‘school run’, and campaigners want the ban to be introduced…

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Motor legal protection - what is it and is it worth it?

February 10, 2019 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Motor legal protection – what is it and is it worth it? Motor legal protection is a common add-on to car insurance policies, and is heavily promoted to those buying a new policy. Here we explain exactly what it is and whether you need it.If you are currently researching and comparing car insurance policies, or have recently taken out cover, you will probably have noticed how keen car insurance companies are to get you to add something called motor legal protection to your policy. As…

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Bradford and Birmingham top list of places where you're most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver

February 8, 2019 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Bradford and Birmingham top list of places where you’re most likely to be hit by an uninsured driver Drivers in Bradford are twice as likely to be involved in an accident with an uninsured driver than the national average. Constituencies in Bradford and Birmingham have topped a new list of where in the country drivers are most likely to be involved in a collision with an uninsured driver. New research by Direct Line car insurance has revealed the UK hotspots for uninsured drivers…

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Higher petrol prices blamed for UK motorists driving less

January 22, 2019 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Higher petrol prices blamed for UK motorists driving less New analysis of over 23 million MOT tests shows cars are driven on average 10% less than a decade ago New research of 23 million MOT test results has revealed the average mileage driven by UK motorists has fallen again, down 10% from a decade ago. Data from every MOT test carried out in the UK in 2017 was released by the Department for Transport, and shows that cars were driven an average of 7,134 miles that year. That’s down from 7,250…

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The safest cars of 2018 have been revealed

December 12, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

The safest cars of 2018 have been revealed The Mercedes Benz A Class has been declared the safest car of 2018 by safety organisation The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) he safety organisation Euro NCAP has announced its top three safest cars of 2018: Safest small family car and overall 2018 winner: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Safest large SUV: Hyundai Nexo Safest large family car: Lexus ES The new fourth-generation Mercedes A-Class went on sale this and and scooped…

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New UK Cars to Have Black Boxes Fitted | Road Safety Update

December 10, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

All new cars could have black boxes fitted to monitor speed and even slow them down Controversial new EU proposals call for all new cars to have black box devices fitted by law. Drivers could soon be forced to drive cars fitted with a range of tracking features under new proposals from the EU. All new cars built within the European Union could soon be required to be fitted with black box devices that monitor and track driving behaviour. The new safety proposals have been put forward by the European…

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Car insurance payouts reach record level in first nine months of 2018

December 3, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car insurance payouts reach record level in first nine months of 2018 An astonishing £23 million PER DAY was paid out by car insurance companies in the first nine months of the year, as the cost of claims soared New statistics released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have shows that car insurance payouts have reached record levels this year. According to the ABI’s data, more than £23 million has been paid out for claims EVERY DAY by motor insurers. Part of…

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Tyre speed rating and load rating explained

November 21, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Tyre speed rating and load rating explained Buying new tyres for your car is not really a job we tend to look forward to. However, as the tyres are the only part of the car that makes contact with the road, it’s worth putting a bit of time in to understand what you need and make sure you get the right ones. Before you buy new car tyres you need to know what size tyre is fitted to your car. This is printed on the outside wall of the tyre along with a lot of other useful information. Usually,…

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Black box insurance has helped cut young driver casualties by 35%

November 15, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Black box insurance has helped cut young driver casualties by 35% New Department for Transport statistics show that young driver casualties have fallen by 35% in the last six years - which has been attributed in part to the rise of black box insurance. New research has found that the number of young people either killed or seriously injured in road accidents has fallen by over a third over the last six years. Road casualties for drivers aged between 17 and 19 have fallen by 35% since 2011, which…

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Cars with personalised number plates are 50% more likely to be targeted by thieves

October 17, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Cars with personalised number plates are 50% more likely to be targeted by thieves New study reveals vehicles with personalised plates are more likely to be broken into. A new study has found that drivers who have a personalised number plate are much more likely to have their car broken in to or stolen. The report by MoneySupermarket revealed the correlation between having a private number plate and your car being targeted is significant, with cars with personalised plates being 50% more likely to…

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