This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|Tyre tread important when driving on wet roads|
|4th July 2012|
|With the UK experiencing higher levels of summer rain than usual, it is vitally important that motorists stay safe on wet roads by checking their tyre treads.|
Road safety firm Tyre Safe has recommended that drivers carry out the simple test of inserting a 20p piece into the tread to che...
|Commuters at risk of road accidents|
|3rd July 2012|
|Employees who travel to work by car are putting themselves at greater risk of ending up in an accident, a new report has revealed.|
A web poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Drive and Survive found that more than a quarter of commuters have been in a crash on their way to w...
|Drivers ‘unaware’ of French breathalyser rules|
|30th June 2012|
|The summer months see many people driving over to France for a holiday meaning they have to acquaint themselves with the rules of the road on the other side of the Channel.|
And from Sunday there is an extra regulation to comply with as all drivers must carry two official "NF" (Nor...
|Driving on medication has its risks|
|29th June 2012|
|Now that summer has arrived, one-fifth of Brits that suffer from hay fever will be reaching for medication to help them cope with their symptoms, but they should be wary of getting behind the wheel after taking them.|
Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is warning that medicines...
|Advanced driving courses boost road safety|
|27th June 2012|
|Motorists that choose to go beyond the standard learner test to do an advanced course make for safer drivers, according to new research.|
The study by Jean Hopkin Research Associated revealed that improved awareness of other drivers, road conditions, as well as hazards was evidenced by i...
|Brits encouraged to claim compensation|
|20th June 2012|
|The need to reform the compensation culture in the UK has been highlighted by a new survey that indicates how many Brits are encouraged to seek payments through unsolicited contact, according to a new report.|
A survey commissioned by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) found that ...
|Unlikely causes for company car crashes|
|15th June 2012|
|It's not wet conditions and high-speed motorways that are more likely to cause company car drivers to crash, but rather clear skies, A-roads and car parks, a new report reveals.|
The survey by Total Accident Management found that more than half (53 per cent) of company car accidents ...
|Fewer drivers sent to court for motoring offences|
|14th June 2012|
|The number of motoring offences that have been taken to magistrates' court has dropped by more than a tenth in one year.|
According to figures from the Ministry of Justice's Overview of the Criminal Justice System in 2011 - Motoring statistical tables, around one million cases we...
|Tougher penalties wanted for mobile phone users|
|12th June 2012|
|There should be tougher penalties handed out to mobile phone users so that the punishment is a greater deterrent for potential offenders, according to a new survey of British motorists.|
GEM Motoring Assist conducted the poll, finding that many drivers feel that the current penalty of a &pou...
|North London boroughs have worst roads|
|8th June 2012|
|A pair of boroughs in north London have been revealed as the two areas where roads are in most need of maintenance, according to new data.|
The Department for Transport revealed that 20 per cent of principal roads in Haringey and 17 per cent in Camden are in need of repair.