This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|Road safety budget cuts could endanger motorists|
|4th May 2012|
|Local councils in the UK have, on average, cut their road safety budgets by 15 per cent (£23 million) over the last year, which is nine per cent higher than other council cuts, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).|
This could put British motorists as well as pede...
|Drowsiness detector to improve road safety in new Volkswagen model|
|2nd May 2012|
|Driver fatigue is one of the biggest factors leading to road accidents. Bosch has recognised this with its Driver Drowsiness Detection unit, which is now fitted as standard in the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack.|
The system looks for initial signs of weariness by monitoring steering move...
|How to drive through flooded sections of road|
|28th April 2012|
|With the extremely wet weather conditions that Britain is experiencing at the moment, the roads are naturally that bit riskier.|
Flooding is expected in many areas and this can cause large bodies of water to appear on the roads. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has offered up so...
|Whiplash crisis must end, says ABI|
|28th April 2012|
|People making whiplash claims when in a car accident should not be entitled to any compensation unless there is objective medical evidence that suggests they have suffered an injury, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).|
Lowering the number of people winning compensation...
|Are car insurance premiums set to fall?|
|28th April 2012|
|Car insurance premiums fell by 1.1 per cent, indicating that the soaring car insurance premiums could have come to an end, according to data from motoring firm AA.|
The firm's AA British Insurance Premium Index found that car insurance fell to £1,132 in the Shoparound index dur...
|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...