This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|Driving tips for managed motorway users|
|3rd April 2012|
|Simon Elstow, the driving training specialist at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has offered up driving tips for drivers on managed motorways.|
These motorways specifically use overhead signs and variable speed limits to improve the flow of traffic, while the hard shoulder can ...
|Teenage boys less like to use electronic devices while driving|
|31st March 2012|
|Teenage girls are twice as likely to use electronic devices, such as mobile phones and iPods, behind the wheel compared to their male counterparts, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.|
The study entitled Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Drivers used in-car video fo...
|Good eyesight makes for safer drivers|
|30th March 2012|
|Good eyesight goes some way to making a motorist a lot safer on the road, according to a road safety charity.|
Being able to see where you are going and to be keenly aware of any potential hazards is a basic requirement for safe driving.
It can make roads a lot less dangerou...
|Accidents to be reduced by moving the clocks forward?|
|24th March 2012|
|As the day approaches for all our clocks to go ahead an hour, the independent road safety charity Brake is calling on the government to move clocks ahead an hour all year round.|
If the Lighter Later campaign was to be successful there would be less daylight hours in the morning when mos...
|How to change lanes safely|
|23rd March 2012|
|Changing lanes on the motorway is a very simple manoeuvre but it can cause devastating accidents if motorists do not act safely.|
As such, Simon Elstow a training specialist at the Institute of Advanced Motorists Drive and Survive has offered lane discipline tips for motorists to avoid a...
|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...