This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 11):
|Older motorists 'more likely to get distracted'|
|29th December 2014|
|Older drivers, who are typically regarded as being safer than their younger counterparts, are more likely to encounter a road traffic accident if they attempt to text while driving - a new study has suggested.|
While it might be true that mature motorists are better drivers in many circumsta...
|Alcohol detection devices favoured by motorists|
|22nd December 2014|
|Almost 84 per cent of UK motorists would support the introduction of drink-driving vehicle immobilisers, according to a new survey.|
The research, conducted by National Windscreens, forms part of an ongoing programme to investigate awareness and attitudes towards technology innovations desig...
|Are old cars responsible for fatal crashes among teenagers?|
|19th December 2014|
|Over the past few years, around half of road traffic fatalities among teenagers in the US have involved vehicles that are more than a decade old, according to research.|
Previous studies have shown that teenagers tend to drive older or smaller cars. Such vehicles are deemed 'less safe...
|One in four UK employees admit to working under the influence|
|9th December 2014|
|One in four UK workers have admitted to coming into work while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to a new poll.|
The survey of 1,500 employees, conducted by employment law experts ELAS, revealed that people who worked in London were most likely to enter the workplace intoxic...
|Government plans to tackle fraud|
|4th December 2014|
|A governmental crackdown on fraudulent claims could see motor, holiday and household insurance premiums fall, it has been announced.|
Delivering a keynote speech at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) Motor Conference earlier this week, Chris Grayling - secretary of state for justice -...
|Cars with keyless locking systems are target for thieves|
|24th November 2014|
|High-end cars with keyless security systems are increasingly being targeted by criminal gangs, a UK motoring industry group has reported.|
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the thieves are using computerised equipment, intended only for mechanics, that enabl...
|Caravan users 'least favourite' on UK roads|
|20th November 2014|
|Caravan owners are the least popular road users in the UK, according to new research.|
A survey, conducted by specialist claims company Your Legal Friend, questioned 2,000 motorists in Britain to reveal the attitudes towards the nation's road users.
It was found that 40 per cent...
|Dundee drivers failed to pay parking fines|
|14th November 2014|
|Dundee City Council is owed thousands of pounds due to the number of motorists who have failed to pay their parking fines.|
Last year, 23,180 parking tickets were issued to drivers across the city. But as of last month, 3,042 still hadn't been paid, amounting to an outstanding balance to...
|Driving licence fees set to fall|
|30th October 2014|
|The cost of obtaining a provisional licence and renewing a driving licence is set to fall, ministers have announced.|
As part of the UK government's plan to deliver savings to the taxpayer, driving licence fees will be reduced by up to 32 per cent, with this new initiative coming into ef...
|How to thief-proof your car|
|29th September 2014|
|Keeping safe while driving on the roads is something that's instilled from the moment we sit behind the wheel; wearing a seatbelt, not drink-driving and complying with speed limits are rules that all drivers are familiar with.|
But not only must we be cautious of our own safety - and tha...