This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 28):
|Car insurance three times higher than inflation|
|3rd February 2012|
|Car insurance has now risen three times higher than inflation, putting motorists under further financial pressure.|
The average premium has now gone up by £128.71 to £971.40 over 2011, the Fair Investment Company reported.
What's more, the average amount it c...
|Calls for more support for road accident victims|
|1st February 2012|
|Fines paid by reckless drivers are set to be increased in a bid to boost support for victims of road traffic crime.|
The Ministry of Justice will increase fixed penalty traffic fines to between £80-£100, to help fund a £50 million boost to the level of support available...
|Brits mull car retrofits to cut costs, survey shows|
|27th January 2012|
|Three-quarters of British motorists would consider sending their car to a mechanic to have it retrofitted to make it more fuel efficient, according to new research.|
Retrofitting a hybrid or EV system or adapting the engine to accept a different kind of fuel all have the potential to red...
|Motorists urged to reduce whiplash risk, to save on car insurance|
|25th January 2012|
|Motorists are being urged to take steps to reduce the risk of sustaining whiplash, which drives up the cost of car insurance and can prove a serious injury.|
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) suggests adapting driving habits, as well as adjusting head rests to the correct height....
|British drivers 'ditch cars to save money'|
|24th January 2012|
|Rising car insurance costs and other financial pressure are prompting many motorists to ditch the car in favour of walking for shorter journeys, new research shows.|
Over a third of Brits intend to make a concerted effort to walk more often and drive less in a bid to cut back on spending...
|ABI welcomes select committee work on rising car insurance premiums|
|13th January 2012|
|Growing numbers of personal injury claims have been recognised as the reason car insurance premiums have been rising by MPs.|
The Transport Select Committee report on the cost of motor insurance has been welcomed by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), particularly over its determi...
|Cobra launches wireless high-tech alarms |
|7th January 2012|
|Motorists whose vehicles are fitted with new-style alarms from Cobra could find they are less likely to make a claim on their car insurance.|
The high-tech wireless devices reduce fitting times while lowering security costs for both new and used cars, the manufacturer claims.
|Don't give car thieves an easy ride this winter |
|22nd December 2011|
|An increasing number of motorists are returning to their cars in winter, only to find they have been stolen by opportunistic thieves.|
Many of these thefts occur when a car is left defrosting with the engine running, meaning thieves simply have to hop in and make off with thousands of po...
|Steer clear of Christmas collisions |
|22nd December 2011|
|Motorists can avoid the need to make a car insurance claim by taking extra care when reversing in congested car parks, Accident Exchange has advised.|
It explained that with many shopping areas likely to be full of people making last minute purchases, the chances of being involved in a c...