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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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MOT failure rates for diesel cars have risen by 24% since new test rules were introduced in May

September 19, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

MOT failure rates for diesel cars have risen by 24% since new test rules were introduced in May New MOT rules were introduced on 20 May 2018 - which include stricter measures for diesel emissions. A new study has found that MOT failure rates have increased significantly since the test was updated in May. Stricter rules for diesel car emissions, new defect types and a range of other changes were made by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency earlier this year, and according to data from 50 MOT test…

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

September 13, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Increased fines for using mobile phones while driving leads to 44% drop in offences – Ministry of Justice reveals Fines and penalties for driving while using a phone and speeding were increased last March, and new figures revealed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have shown they have had a significant impact. 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…

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How your job can affect the cost of car insurance

August 28, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How your job can affect the cost of car insurance Your occupation can have more of a bearing on the price of car insurance premiums than you might think... 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 the fifth year in a row. Health…

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Does your car insurance cover child car seats?

August 24, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Does your car insurance cover child car seats? According to new research, one in four car insurance policies offer no protection for child car seats - leaving drivers at risk if the seat is damaged. 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 the…

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Learner drivers wasting £100,000s a year on driving tests they fail instantly

August 23, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Learner drivers wasting £100,000s a year on driving tests they fail instantly New research shows how many driving tests are instantly failed due to avoidable mistakes like the car not being suitable or learners forgetting their L plates Nearly 5,000 learner drivers are needlessly failing their test each year – and wasting money in the process – because their car doesn’t meet the Government’s basic required standards. These provisional drivers instantly fail their driving…

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Speeding on a motorway will increase your car insurance by £101 a year

July 2, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Speeding on a motorway will increase your car insurance by £101 a year New study finds the average cost of speeding convictions is an extra £50 on car insurance premiums, with over 50's getting hit the most for breaking the speed limit. New analysis from market research experts Consumer Intelligence has shows that receiving a motorway speeding conviction will add an extra £101 to your yearly car insurance premium. The new study involved analysis of almost 36,000 insurance quotes…

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Over 60% of drivers do not know the penalties for using a mobile phone while driving

June 25, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Over 60% of drivers do not know the penalties for using a mobile phone while driving A new survey has found that nearly two-thirds of UK drivers do not know what the current penalties are for using mobile phones while driving. Despite the increasing number of road fatalities linked to using a mobile phone while driving, a survey of 2,000 drivers by the RAC has found that only 36% of them know the penalties for mobile phone use. The RAC called the figures “remarkable”, and claimed…

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Drink driving insurance - how to get cheap car insurance with a DR10 conviction

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

Drink driving insurance – how to get cheap car insurance with a DR10 convictionIf you’re back on the road after being convicted for drink driving, you might find yourself looking for convicted driver insurance. Having a drink driving conviction – or ‘endorsement’ – on your licence can significantly increase your car insurance premiums. This complete guide to drink driving insurance will explain what you need to do to get cheap car insurance if you have a drink…

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