This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 13):
|British drivers don't check car oil|
|23rd May 2012|
|Three-quarters of British drivers do not know how to check their car's oil, according to a leading oil firm.|
Oil checks are a vital element of vehicle maintenance that, if neglected, can cause a lot of damage to the engine.
ExxonMobil surveyed over 1,000 motorists, also...
|Hay fever sufferers risk car accidents|
|18th May 2012|
|Motorists that dread the summer for its pollen and subsequent runny noses and sneezing fits put their lives at risk when behind the wheel, according to new research.|
The study by research firm One Poll found a third of British drivers would get behind the wheel of a car after taking ant...
|UK motorways 'not safe enough for speed limit increase'|
|17th May 2012|
|British motorways are not safe enough for the proposed increase in speed limit, a report by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) has found.|
The government intends to raise the current legal limit from 70mph to 80mph, but RSF believes this will greatly increase the number and severity of acc...
|Telematics to drive insurance premiums down for young drivers?|
|15th May 2012|
|Telematics, which is also known as black box technology, could help bring down car insurance premiums for young drivers, according to the RAC.|
They are small devices placed inside a policyholder's car that measures driving variables such as speed, acceleration, braking as well as th...
|Motorists should prepare their vehicles for long journeys|
|12th May 2012|
|Motorists that are embarking upon a particularly long journey should ensure their vehicle is fully prepped to minimise the number of stops and improve road safety.|
One of the most simple and important checks to make is a car's tyre pressure and tread, according to Robert Gifford, th...
|Drug driving crackdown to make British roads safer|
|11th May 2012|
|Roads are to be made safer as the government has announced its crackdown on motorists that choose to drive under the influence of drugs.|
Legislation was unveiled in yesterday's Queen's Speech that makes drug driving a specific offence, whereas before the police had to prove that...
|British drivers briefed on tyre labelling|
|11th May 2012|
|Changes set to be made to the labelling of tyres have been explained by the not-for-profit organisation TyreSafe in an educational film.|
Along with the film, which motorists can view on the company's website, there will also be a leaflet distributed to explain what the labels mean.<...
|Phone call anticipation enough to cause an accident, poll shows|
|11th May 2012|
|Mobile phones can cause car crashes even when they are not in use, according to a study at the University of Washington.|
Simply anticipating a phone call or a text message can be enough of a distraction to cause motorists to end up in an accident.
The study looked at the effect...
|World's loudest bicycle bell to improve road safety?|
|9th May 2012|
|Urban cyclists now have a new tool under their belt to improve their safety on the road, if they can find the cash for the world's loudest bicycle bell.|
The Hornster is not for the weak of heart, or for the cash-strapped. It produces a deafening 178 decibels, which will certainly ge...
|Roundabout navigation tips from IAM|
|5th May 2012|
|Roundabouts are a common sight throughout Britain and every motorist has no doubt navigated thousands in their time, but they can be dangerous if people do not use them properly.|
This could lead to accidents and drivers making a car insurance claim that could be easily avoided through s...