This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|Gary Lineker to help young drivers|
|21st March 2012|
|Former footballer and host of BBC's Match of the Day is to help teach younger people to become better drivers with the release of new education software.|
He is teaming up with not-for-profit road safety organisation, a2om CIC, to launch the program called Drive iQ.
|Half of drivers to adopt telematics by 2017|
|20th March 2012|
|Over half of drivers (57 per cent) indicate that they would switch to telematics-based insurance policies by 2017, according to research carried out by Vision Critical.|
Telematics involves installing a small black box into a car that records driving habits such as speed, types of road u...
|Pothole epidemic in the UK|
|17th March 2012|
|There are around 1.7 million potholes in British roads and they are costing drivers an average of £1 million per day while increasing the number of insurance claims, according to Warranty Direct.|
The company is calling on councils across the country to resurface disfigured roads, ...
|A third of motorists cannot afford insurance excess|
|15th March 2012|
|Many cars on British roads are left unroadworthy or suffering from damage that hampers the future condition of the vehicle because owners cannot afford the cost of the repair excess, according to insurer Axa.|
Although the trend has been present in recent years, during 2011 the number of peo...
|Driving eye tests 'should be more stringent'|
|14th March 2012|
|Eye checks carried out on motorists during their driving test should be made more stringent and carried out regularly by professionals, according to road safety charity GEM Motoring Assist.|
This could have an impact on car insurance premiums as policyholders could be asked to provide th...
|Growing fuel costs causing rise in petrol theft|
|9th March 2012|
|The increasing cost of petrol on British forecourts is causing a spike in the incidence of petrol theft using drills across the UK, according to a report by the BBC.|
As prices skyrocket, organised crime syndicates are seeing an opportunity to profit on the selling of stolen fuel. Howeve...
|Millions of cars with ineffective brakes on British roads?|
|8th March 2012|
|Almost three quarters (73 per cent) of motorists are not frequently checking their brakes for wear and tear, according to research by Kwik Fit.|
This means that there are potentially as many as 22.6 million cars on British roads that have ill-maintained brakes.
|Road accidents to be reduced by new RoSPA website?|
|7th March 2012|
|Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is hoping to reduce the level of road accidents across the UK with the re-launch of its Advanced Drivers and Riders (RoADAR) website.|
Designers are hopeful that, by raising awareness of safety issues on roads, drivers will improve th...
|New 12-plate registrations to cause spike in car sales|
|6th March 2012|
|March is set to be the biggest month of the year for car sales as the 12-plate registration goes live, pre-empting a similar boost in car insurance sales.|
There will be an estimated £5 billion spent on 350,000 cars, which will subsequently raise £1 billion for the economy, a...
|Smartphone users more dangerous than drink drivers|
|3rd March 2012|
|Drivers that use their smartphone while behind the wheel of a car are more dangerous than someone who is over the legal drink drive limit, according to research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).|
IAM used the Transport Research Laboratory's car driving simulator Digicar t...