This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|Part worn tyres pose a huge threat to motorists|
|27th April 2012|
|Drivers should never buy part worn tyres as they pose terrifying dangers to motorists and other road users, according to campaign group TyreSafe.|
The firm carried out an investigation in which it purchased 50 part-worn tyres to test their quality. It found that more than a third had dangero...
|New Granny-Nav to keep older drivers on the road?|
|26th April 2012|
|A new sat nav being developed by researchers at Newcastle University should improve the safety of older drivers, which could encourage them to stay behind the wheel and stay independent for longer.|
The Intelligent Transport team at the university have turned an electric car into a labor...
|Share the road, says IAM|
|24th April 2012|
|The Institute of Advanced Motorists' head of training Simon Elstow has offered up tips to drivers on how to share the road with motorbikes and bicycles in order to stay safe.|
Firstly, motorists must ensure they stay aware of bikers and cyclists by using mirrors frequently, particula...
|Radios less of a distraction than MP3 players, research finds|
|21st April 2012|
|Motorists looking to reduce the number of distractions in their car should consider switching to the radio or reducing the number of songs on their MP3 player.|
Research by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) found that drivers using MP3 players look away from the road more frequ...
|Motorists must be more 'aware of other drivers'|
|18th April 2012|
|Over half (58 per cent) of drivers have been cut up in the last six months because other motorists have not looked properly before making a manoeuvre, according to data from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)|
Three in ten (29 per cent) of serious accidents and over a third (36 pe...
|Drivers are putting lives at risk by not knowing the Highway Code|
|13th April 2012|
|Millions of motorists up and down the country are putting the lives of themselves, pedestrians and other drivers at risk by not understanding basic signs and road rules outlined in the Highway Code.|
Goodyear's annual Test the Nation study asked over 2,000 Brits simple question based...
|Driving with one hand could prove fatal|
|13th April 2012|
|Around two million drivers have been involved in an accident or a near miss while carelessly driving a vehicle with just one hand, according to data from the Department for Transport.|
This is typically the case when people eat, drink, smoke, tinker with a sat nav or use a phone when dri...
|Car insurance searches proving the most popular|
|12th April 2012|
|Record numbers of motorists are searching for car insurance online, but at the expense of looking for home and travel coverage.|
Of over 1.9 million searches made for insurance products online in January 2012, 62 per cent (1.2 million) were connected to car insurance, according to Greenl...
|Whitehall issues pothole guidelines to local authorities|
|11th April 2012|
|Local authorities throughout the UK have been issued guidelines by the government on how to tackle the epidemic of potholes that is causing damage to cars and unnecessary motor insurance claims up and down the nation.|
The advice addresses how to fix potholes once they have developed, bu...
|GEM Motoring Assist joins drink-drive lobby|
|11th April 2012|
|Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist has joined a lobby to encourage the government to lower the drink-drive limit in order to reduce the number of accidents on British roads.|
The firm is a member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and, as such, i...