This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 28):
|Consumers more likely to consider electric cars |
|10th February 2011|
|A considerable number of motorists would seriously consider switching to an electric car, a new poll from the TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk has revealed.|
It found that 40 per cent of people would consider making the change if they were offered a plug-in car grant of up to £5,000.
|IAM: Fuel prices rises are nothing new |
|29th January 2011|
|The rising cost of fuel has been an issue for motorists for many years, one organisation has revealed.|
Travel is responsible for one-sixth of the average family's budget, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) warned, with petrol accounting for 80 per cent of this.
|Potholes take their toll on vehicles |
|25th January 2011|
|Many motorists have driven dangerously to avoid potholes and reduce the likelihood of making a car insurance claim, Kwik Fit has revealed.|
A new survey from the group showed that 38 per cent of drivers have swerved to avoid one of the estimated three million craters on the UK's roads.
|False details put car insurance customers at risk |
|22nd January 2011|
|Drivers may find their car insurance policies invalid if they fail to give their insurer the correct information, one organisation has warned.|
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) emphasised that many applicants do not make previous motoring convictions and other information known.
|Vehicles without car insurance to be targeted |
|12th January 2011|
|Vehicles that are not covered by car insurance, even if they are not in use, are to be targeted through a new government campaign.|
Road safety minister Mike Penning emphasised that with 400 vehicles seized every day, it is time for police to focus their attentions elsewhere.
As a r...
|Last-minute shopping rush 'puts motorists at risk' |
|25th December 2010|
|Motorists are being warned of the dangers likely to arise from last-minute Christmas shoppers over the coming hours. |
City centres and retail parks are likely to be heaving, the RAC explained, which could prove difficult for drivers to navigate.
It therefore advised people to ...
|Drunk passengers 'pose risks on the road' |
|22nd December 2010|
|With many Christmas campaigns focusing on the problems created by drink drivers, it seems that drunk passengers may be just as dangerous.|
A new study from Swiftcover has found that more than 100,000 accidents and 650,000 near misses have occurred as a result of the actions of unruly passeng...
|Car insurance may not cover winter tyres |
|18th December 2010|
|People need to think carefully about the implications on their car insurance if they opt to install winter tyres, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has said.|
It highlighted that with the country facing yet more wintry weather, more drivers are likely to be considering how to make th...
|Potholes expected to take their toll on cars|
|7th December 2010|
|An increase in potholes over the coming months may lead to a rise in car insurance claims, as one site predicts the situation will be worse than that seen at the start of the year.|
The bout of snowy weather experienced at the start of 2010 led to £320 million being paid out in pothole...
|Drink driving will have car insurance implications|
|3rd December 2010|
|People caught drink driving may well find they are unable to get car insurance in the future, an expert has said.|
Many drivers do not realise just how serious an offence it is, explained Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).